Career to date
Prior to joining Gibson Sheat in 2017 I worked as a submissions analyst at the Ministry of Justice. During my time at Victoria University, I worked part time on an organic vegetable farm in the Wairarapa and volunteered on farms in Nepal and England.
My recent work
I have been involved with farm succession planning, restructures and purchases. I have also had a number of employment matters that have been resolved through mediation.
My approach to working with my clients
Everything we do, we do it for the client. This gives an important purpose to the work we do, as we are doing it for a real person with real implications in their life. I am always eager to go the extra mile for clients, as I want them to truly feel their wishes have been heard and incorporated into the work we are doing for them.
The best piece of advice I've ever been given
“You don’t conquer the mountain, you conquer yourself.” Sir Edmund Hilary I have found this applies to literal mountain climbing but also figurative, as every challenging situation is about extending your resilience and growing as a person.
What stimulates me?
The law can be really confusing and inaccessible for people, I want to help them understand their rights and obligations to make sure we get the best deal for them.
What I enjoy outside of work
Most weekends you will find me outside covered in dirt tending to my vegetable gardens. I also enjoy tramping and exploring the Wairarapa coasts.
If I wasn't a lawyer I'd be...