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Shani Gunawardana - Solicitor


Contact Shani

Phone: +64 4 916 7477

Email: shani.gunawardana@gibsonsheat.com
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Shani's secretary is
Audrey Hemphill
Phone: +64 4 916 7702
Email: audrey.hemphill@gibsonsheat.com

About Shani Gunawardana

Career to date
After graduating from Victoria University of Wellington in 2014 with a LLB and BA I was admitted in June.

Prior to joining Gibson Sheat I worked as a Legal Support Officer in the Competition Branch of the Commerce Commission.

My Recent Work
Debt recovery, liquidation, and bankruptcy for a number of small and large businesses.
Professional Associations and Community Organisations
  • Secretary of the Sri Lankan Youth Association
  • BNI (Business Network International)
My approach to working with my clients
I like to create and invest in the relationships I have with my clients. I enjoy getting to know them and spending time understanding their particular needs. I work to provide sound legal and practical advice that is tailored for their circumstances. 
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given
The only thing that you can control is how you behave and react, take ownership of what you do and be deliberate in how you live life.
What stimulates me
Making a difference whether it’s working to help someone achieve a goal or solve a problem, being a positive impact or influence.
What I enjoy outside of work
Reading a good (or not so good) book, baking, spending time with friends and family enjoying any food related activities.
If I wasn’t a lawyer I’d...
be operating a small bed and breakfast somewhere exotic, or possibly having a go at becoming an actor.