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Louise Newman - Senior Solicitor

Louise-Newman
Contact Louise

Phone: +64 4 916 7485

Email: louise.newman@gibsonsheat.com
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Specialist areas
Qualifications
LLB (Hons)
BA
 
Louise's secretary is
Marlena Franks

About Louise

 
My Career to Date

Prior to joining Gibson Sheat in 2019, I worked at a firm specialising in accident compensation law, criminal law, and mental health.

My approach to working with my clients

Disputes can often be difficult, so I aim to make the process as stress-free as possible for my clients.

My approach is to gain a thorough understanding of the background to the dispute and reach a pragmatic and cost-effective solution.

Most rewarding experience I've had at work

It is a privilege to assist any client through litigation, or a dispute resolution process.

However, my most rewarding work has been getting people suffering injuries ACC cover, particularly children who have had the misfortune to suffer serious injuries at birth.  The trust my clients have placed in me to guide them through the ACC process is very humbling.   

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given

Early on in my career, I was told that your reputation is everything.

What stimulates me

As a lawyer, finding a solution to a difficult problem.  

What I enjoy outside of work

Outside of work, I enjoy keeping active – through sport and the gym.

In the winter, I play football for Island Bay United Women’s Premier Team. I also enjoy reading a good book.

If I wasn’t a lawyer I’d be...

a writer.