I advise and act on general commercial and property matters, including transaction work and research. My current diet of work involves drafting commercial contracts, buying and selling businesses, acquisition and restructures, property/ land law agreements, property development and subdivisions, asset protection structures, trusts and estates law. I enjoy working to set up protection structures for both private and commercial clients and act as 'project lawyer' working with developers and engineers.
I am a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand since 2005. I was also admitted to the bar in Fiji and am admitted as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.
I take a keen interest in Wills, Trusts and Estates and I am building up a Trust and Estates practice which compliments the firms general commercial practice and adds value to private client matters. To keep up with current legal trends, I completed the Advanced Diploma in Trusts & Estates via the Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners (STEP) and gained affiliation with STEP in 2015. I am a full member and an accredited Trusts & Estates Practitioner (TEP). STEP is the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations.
I also gained admission as a Chartered Governance Professional under the Governance New Zealand Inc, a division of the international body, icsa - The Governance Institute established by Royal Charter in 1902 and hold Fellow (FCIS) status as governance practitioner with certified membership.
I have completed the Resolution Institute's intensive mediation training as a mediator.
I worked for one of the largest law firms in New Zealand as a paralegal and gained broad experience across property law, commercial and litigation for over four years. I also provided support to the litigation team and managed discovery for civil litigation. I then worked in a fully serviced mid-sized suburban law practice for over four years as a senior commercial solicitor working on commercial matters, trust law and property law.
I provided legal advice on a voluntary basis to the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) in West Auckland since 2005 and was on the roster for the Mt Roskill CAB till 2014.
I am also active with a few community not for profits and charities and enjoy community work. I am the Ecology Team Leader with Rasheed Memorial Trust and managed the Lower Meola Creek Restoration Project since 2010. I currently serve as a Board Trustee of Belong Aotearoa formerly known as the Auckland Regional Migrant Services Trust (ARMS).
I may be contacted via email.