Christine (Chris) Forbes

Resolution Practitioner
Bay of Plenty, Coromandel, Waikato
Voice of Child Specialist

I am a Barrister and Solicitor resident in Tauranga and have practiced in the NZ Family court for more than 35 years.

I am a qualified mediator and have undertaken a large number of mediations in relation to disputes in family law. I have been appointed over the years by the Family Court in numerous cases to act as lawyer for child/children in family disputes that have ended up before the courts. I have always found this work satisfying, albeit sometimes challenging. It is good to know that you can make a difference in the lives of children and young persons.

Outside of work I enjoy the outdoors; gardening, skiing, biking, walking and other outdoor pursuits. I also enjoy music and play a little. Finally, I like movies and relaxing in the sunshine.