I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Child Centred Practice (with Distinction), a certificate in Child Inclusive Mediation and I am undertaking a PhD in Children’s Participation Rights in the New Zealand Family Justice System. I am an accredited NZ Law Society Family Specialist Mediator and a member of the New Zealand Family Law Section.
I am also a practicing Barrister and Lawyer for the Child. My areas of expertise as a Family Law Barrister are; Domestic Violence, Extended Family Issues, Parenting/Care and Contact Issues, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Relationship Property, Relocation, Re-partnered/Blended Family Issues, Separation.
Presentations and Publications
- Speaker at the Gender, Inclusivity and Protecting the 21st Century Family Conference, London 3-5 July 2019, International Centre for Family Law Policy and Practice.
- New Zealand Family Law Journal Vol 8 Issue 4, December 2014, Literature review: A comparison of child inclusive and child focused mediation models, their benefits and relevance in the context of family law practice in New Zealand.
- NZFLS Family Advocate Vols 16/17/18/19 Issues 2-5, September 2014- 2015, Comparing mediation models (four part series).