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After initially studying towards a Masters in English and taking a few years off to travel Europe and Asia, Sam returned to studying law, joining the Gibson Sheat litigation team while still completing her studies in 2020, achieving a BA(hons) – English, MA – English – Bachelor of Laws.

As a solicitor, Sam is experienced in general civil litigation and assists the broader litigation team, focusing on: 

  • Relationship property,
  • Property,
  • Trusts,
  • Estates,
  • Debt recovery (bankruptcy and insolvency) and
  • Torts (privacy, ACC, defamation)

Sam is particularly interested in work involving privacy and the environment. 

Professional memberships Sam belongs to, include:

  • Wellington Woman Lawyers Association
  • Lawyers for Climate Action NZ Inc

Outside of work Sam enjoys reading, travelling, the outdoors and puzzles.