Taufil advises and acts on commercial and property matters, including transactional work and research. Taufil's current work involves commercial contracts, property/ land law agreements, developments and subdivisions and trust law. He enjoys working to set up protection structures for both private and commercial clients and acts as 'project lawyer' working with developers and engineers.
He is a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. He was first admitted to the bar in Fiji in 1998 and later in New Zealand in 2005. Taufil is also admitted as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.
Taufil also gained admission as a 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 holds Fellow (FCIS) status. Taufil is a governance practitioner with certified membership.
He has completed the Resolution Institute intensive mediation training.
Taufil takes a keen interest in Trusts and Estates and is building up a Trust and Estates practice which compliments the firms general commercial practice and adds value to client matters. He completed the Advanced Diploma in Trusts & Estates via STEP and gained affiliation with STEP in 2015. He is awaiting admission as a full member as an accredited Trusts & Estates Practitioner (TEP). STEP is the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations.
He 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. Taufil provided support to the litigation team and managed discovery for civil litigation. He then worked in a mid-sized suburban law practice for a further four years as a senior commercial solicitor working on commercial matters, trust law and property law.
Taufil has 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.
He is also active with a few community not for profit and charities and enjoys community work. Taufil is the Ecology Team Leader with Rasheed Memorial Trust and has managed the Lower Meola Creek Restoration Project since 2010. He currently serves as a Board Trustee of Belong Aotearoa formerly known as the Auckland Regional Migrant Services Trust (ARMS).
Taufil may be contacted via email.