Legal team

AIA New Zealand is New Zealand’s largest life insurer offering life, health, trauma and income insurance, as well as AIA Vitality,  a science-backed health and wellbeing programme. The AIA New Zealand Legal Team has been at the forefront of enabling the business to deliver on its purpose of helping Kiwis live “Healthier, Longer, Better Lives”.…

Partner at Bird & Yang Law Firm

Aimee leads the commercial and property law practice at Bird & Yang. She has extensive experience in commercial and/or property related matters, including day- to-day contracting and legal issues that may arise in business operation, business structure, company law matters, property development, and leasing. She has previously worked in corporate & finance teams at a…

Alfred’s legal career began when he was admitted to the High Court of Auckland in 2008. Over the years, he has amassed considerable expertise in various areas of law, including commercial, criminal, family, as well as large scale commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Over the years Alfred has established himself as a prominent figure within…

Property Partner Heritage Law

Anita is the property partner of the firm. She specialises in trusts, succession planning and property/commercial transactions with a strong focus on complex subdivisions and residential developments. Anita is task oriented. She offers clear and pragmatic advice to her clients and always have their best interests at heart. Anita holds a Bachelor’s Degree in both…

Employment Relations Lawyer at Fonterra

Anmol is a solicitor with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. He is skilled in Labor Relations, Organizational Development, Legal Advice, Performance Management, and Team Leadership. He has a BHSc/LLB (Hons) focused in Population Health and Law from the University of Auckland.

Principal Lawyer at Matt + Zen Law Limited

Ann has previously practiced in property, immigration and commercial law in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch since first working as a Barrister and Solicitor in the 1990s. Being exposed to a formative education and living in Singapore and Malaysia with her Asian family during the 1970s and into the 1980s, as well as family military connections,…

Partner at Loo & Koo

Arthur Loo co-founded Loo & Koo in 1995 and since then has overseen its growth into Australasia’s largest South-East Asian focused law firm. He entered the legal profession because he felt a calling to make the law and legal advice accessible to people who are constrained by language barriers, such as the Chinese community. Noted for his…

Litigation Solicitor at Duncan Cotterill

Arthur has a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland. He was admitted as a solicitor and barrister in 2021.

Solicitor at Cygnus Law

Brandon holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Auckland. He was admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2018. Prior to joining Cygnus Law, Brandon worked at a law firm advising on property, trust and estate matters. Before starting his…

Relationship Manager at Covenant Trustee Services Limited

Christine has a LLB(Hons) from the University of Waikato and has worked as a barrister and solicitor for a number of law firms. She has had experience in litigation, residential and property law, and compliance and enforcement.

Legal Executive

Cici a Master degree in IT from the University of Sydney. With over 5 years experience in the legal industry,Cici has helped a lot of clients in conveyancing transactions over the past years. Cici also assisted many clients on immigration visa applications and is highly regarded by our clients. Cici prides herself in tackling clients’…

Partner at Cone Marshall

Claudia completed her conjoint degrees BCom/LLB at the University of Auckland. Prior to entering practice in a leading New Zealand law firm in 2004, she worked in the Auckland office of Ernst & Young, focusing on tax. She has also worked in the Island of Guernsey, the Channel Islands, for almost 6 years for two…

Chair of NZ Asian Lawyers Young Lawyers Committee

Danielle is a corporate lawyer with broad experience advising clients on public, regulatory and international trade related matters. She has particular interest in the area of regulatory law, with experience advising law firms and companies to understand their New Zealand regulatory obligations in the health, technology, chemical, food and consumer sectors. Danielle is of Malaysian…

Co-founder Heritage Law

David is a Taiwanese immigrant who moved to New Zealand with his family in the mid-1990s. Raised in modest circumstances, David attended his local high school, where he adapted to a new culture while staying connected to his roots. After graduating from the University of Auckland with a Law Degree, David was admitted to the…

Edward is a solicitor based in Auckland, and acts for insurers and their clients across a diverse range of practice areas. His experience to date has primarily been focused on employment practices liability claims, and related disputes. Edward also assists with professional indemnity matters, defending insurers and their clients in claims brought against solicitors, pre-purchase…

Solicitor at Dentons Kensington Swan

Elaine was admitted to the bar in 2018 and is current working as a property solicitor. She has also had a range of experience in other areas of the law including trusts, employment, litigation, and tax law.

Senior Solicitor at Buddle Findlay

Ethan has a Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland. He was admitted to the Bar in 2019.

Partner at Lane Neave

Evelyn leads the banking and finance practice at Lane Neave. She has extensive experience in corporate and institutional lending transactions, property finance, leveraged and acquisition finance. Evelyn has advised on domestic and international transactions and her experience includes the coordination of offshore counsel in relation to the granting of local law governed securities and guarantees,…

Solicitor at Solomons

Feifei completed her law degree at the University of Otago. In addition, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Anhui University of Architecture in China, and a post graduate diploma in Environmental Science from the University of Otago. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin. Her practice areas include Dispute Resolution,…

LLB/BSc (Computer Science) Student at the University of Auckland

Grace is a second year Law and Computer Science student at the University of Auckland. She is passionate about innovation and future-proof ideas, and interested in global issues and pushing for equity. Grace aspires to constantly challenge herself, try new things and strive for excellence.

Solicitor at K3 Legal

Grace holds a Master of Law degree from Emory University (Georgia, USA) as well as a Bachelor of Law degree from China Jiliang University. She also finished her study at the University of Auckland in New Zealand before admission in New Zealand. With a strong academic background in New Zealand, China and the USA, she…

Henry graduated with a BA/LLB from the University of Auckland in 2008 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2009. Henry started his career in civil litigation, before gaining commercial experience as In-House Counsel for a leading business brokerage in Auckland. Following this, he spent a…

Founded as “Yu Lawyers” in 2004, the firm has served the Auckland community for over 15 years. Over that period, the firm has built up a large Chinese client base, and has grown into a well-respected, highly regarded law firm within the Auckland legal fraternity. In 2019 the firm made a strategic decision to rebrand…

Barrister & Solicitor at ACS Lawyers

Himanshu holds a BSc and LLB from India, and has been enrolled as a barrister and solicitor at the High Court of New Zealand since 2011. He is also a mediator, trained in USA and India. He was a Judge at the Ahmedabad City Civil Court in Gujrat, India from 2002 to 2004. He is…

Associate Wotton+Kearney.

Isabelle is an associate with specialist insurance litigation firm, Wotton+Kearney. She has experience in handling a wide range of liability claims and particularly focuses on the areas of public liability, professional liability, and statutory liability. She has a strong focus on dispute resolution, having assisted with defending insureds in court and tribunal proceedings, and appropriate…

Ishwari was originally born in Sri Lanka but moved to New Zealand as a child. She graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce. She has been a barrister sole since 2010 and practices in South Auckland. Her trial work is varied in nature and includes single/multiple…

Director

James Song has been practicing law since 2005, having qualifications from both Victoria University and University of Auckland in Law, Accounting and Finance. James applies his skills and knowledge in solving his clients’ problems and taking into account all relevant matters to protect his clients’ assets. With nearly 15 years of legal practice, James is…

Partner at Bespoke Legal

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) and Bachelor of Science. Jennifer was admitted to the bar in 2012. Prior to joining Bespoke Legal, Jennifer worked as a police prosecutor and as in-house counsel for Government Departments.  Jennifer undertakes a wide range of legal work, covering traffic offences, limited licences, family, property, wills and…

LLB Student at the Auckland University of Technology

Jessica is a qualified Legal Executive and a qualified New Zealand translator and interpreter in Mandarin. She has previously obtained a BBUS in International Business & Economics in China, and a BBUS in Accounting at AUT. She is experienced in working with families and people in vulnerable circumstances, and determined to help those who have language…

Associate at Duncan Cotterill

Jessica is a corporate and commercial lawyer, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and joint ventures. She regularly advises on cross-border transactions and investments and Jessica works with a range of domestic and international clients, including multinational corporations, listed companies, SMEs and start-ups. In addition, Jessica has experience advising on a wide variety of…

Principal Lawyer at Rosebank Law

Junichi Nishimura was born and raised in Japan and has lived in New Zealand since 1986. He worked as a teacher in Osaka, Japan for seven years before coming to New Zealand. Upon his arrival in New Zealand he worked as a student counsellor at a language school. His duties included assisting foreign students to…

Partner at Stewart Germann Law Office

Khushbu is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in Auckland in 2010 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in Melbourne in 2011. She is experienced in the sale and purchase of property, sale and purchase of businesses and also has expertise in franchising and licensing and drafting commercial contracts. Khushbu worked in Melbourne…

Kim was born in Hong Kong but grew up in New Zealand. After his admission to the Bar in 2011, he practised as a barrister in Christchurch and Auckland. In 2013 he moved to Hong Kong to complete further post-graduate studies before joining the Hong Kong Bar in 2016. Kim has recently returned to New…

LLB/BSc Student at the University of Auckland

Kiu Hei Chloe is currently studying at the Waipapa Taumata Rau – University of Auckland towards a conjoint degree in Law and Science, majoring in Geography and Geographic Information Science. She is particularly interested in employment law, environmental law, and public policy. Outside of her studies, she is passionate about youth engagement and civic participation.…

PhD Student in Philosophy Ethics Law at the University of Auckland.

Krishan is about to complete his PhD at the University of Auckland in the areas of surveillance, privacy, and human flourishing. As of December 2021, he has commenced a role as a Lecturer at the AUT Law School. His areas of interest are constitutional law, administrative law, law of torts and the intersection between law…

Director at Easy Law

Leena holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Accounting and Finance. She has experience ranging across the business and legal industries in several different roles. She is passionate about criminal justice. The creation of Easy Law Limited reflects this as its goal is to eliminate barriers to…

Director of Lawspace Limited / Associate at Alex Lee Lawyers

Maricel had been practicing in the area of immigration law for the past 20 years, initially as a licensed immigration adviser, and later as a Solicitor after being admitted to the bar. She had been a staunch supporter of the protection of migrants from rouge unlicensed people giving immigration advice. She has successfully advocated for…

Partner at Russell McVeagh

Mei Fern advises on complex commercial contracting and on mergers and acquisitions, with particular expertise in investment in (and procurement of) infrastructure, technology, transport and energy (including oil and gas) projects. She advises on foreign inbound investments and divestments, the establishment of joint ventures, significant outsourcing contracts (including contracting with the Government), and the introduction…

Criminal Defence Lawyer at Public Defence Service

Michael was admitted to the bar in 2014. Prior to obtaining a Bachelor of Law at the University of Auckland, he had also obtained a Master of Science in Pharmacology. He has worked as a Research Assistant conducting academic research into the decisions made by the Health Practitioners’ Disciplinary Tribunal.

Nacha current practises in criminal law.

Banking and Finance Solicitor at Russell McVeagh

Nathan holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) conjoint degree, majoring in Finance and Economics, from the Victoria University of Wellington. He had taken many leadership positions throughout his studies, including roles as the president of the Victoria University of Wellington Law Students’​ Society and the Asian Law Students’ Association, and the president of…

Director at CL Law

Nicole has a LLB/BA from the University of Auckland, majoring in Chinese. She was also the Vice President of the Korean Students Association while she was studying, and has been the President of the Society of Korean Lawyers of New Zealand (SKLNZ) from 2010-2012. She was admitted to the Bar in both New Zealand and…

LLB/BA Student at The University of Auckland

Nivarni is doing a conjoint LLB/BA majoring in psychology. She is in her fifth and final year of studies and looking to graduate early 2024. Her interests in the legal profession include criminal justice, psychiatry and the law, family, litigation dispute resolution and wills. Her psychological passions lie in the clinical psychology forum looking into…

Noon specialises in defending professionals in complaint processes, disciplinary proceedings, and negligence claims. She has extensive regulatory experience across various industries, including professions and business services, property and real estate, healthcare, and life sciences. Noon previously acted as a prosecutor on cases before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal and the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal…

Barrister at Shortland Chambers

Nura is an experienced civil lawyer. She deals with complex and novel legal problems across a range of areas. Her areas of practice include commercial matters, intellectual property, trusts, human rights, employment, professional negligence, and relationship property matters. Nura regularly appears in the courts at all levels – ranging from specialist tribunals to the Supreme…

Solicitor at K3 Legal

Orison has obtained his Bachelor of Law degree in China and passed the National Judicial Examination. After obtaining his Master of Laws degree from Waikato University (hons), Orison started to work in an Auckland law firm. Orison worked as a legal executive mainly in the property and commercial law field more than six years. He…

The Otago Asian Law Students’ Association, established in 2019, is a student-elected body that promotes the interests of Asian-identifying law students. It aims to be a safe space for Asian law students at Otago University, particularly as there are a lot of first-generation Asian students entering law school and looking for support from their peers.…

Asian Practice Development Principal at Shieff Angland

Formerly a partner, Raymond recently rejoined Shieff Angland after a second term as a Labour MP. As chair of the Justice Committee (one of the busiest in Parliament), he contributed to the reform of key New Zealand laws including the Trusts Bill, Privacy Bill, Arbitration Bill, Courts Matters Bill and the Administration of Justice (Reform…

LLB/BSc (psychology) Student at the University of Auckland

Rosanna currently works as a Law Clerk at McVeagh Fleming, and is a helpline counsellor at Lifelife Aotearoa. Her legal career interests are in family, youth, mental health, criminal, and medical law. She is also a member of the Auckland District Law Society, Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association, Legal Research Foundation, Equal Justice Project, and Asian…

LLB(Hons)/BCom Student at The University of Auckland

Sama is currently a Law Clerk at Public Law Toolbox Chambers.

Lawyer at Castlefinn Law

Shaheen was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor at the Auckland High Court in 2019. Shaheen has a LLB and BCom, and a Diploma in Business.

Lawyer at Grant MacDonald Barrister

Shawn was admitted to the Bar in 2023. He practises in criminal law.

Director at CL Law

Somee has a LLB/BA from the University of Auckland, majoring in Japanese. She was admitted to the Bar in New Zealand in 2005, and admitted to the Bar in New South Wales in 2007. She has been involved with the Korean Women’s Association of New Zealand (KWANZ) and the Society of Korean Lawyers of New…

Solicitor at Pidgeon Judd

Sophia is a part of the specialist team at Pidgeon Judd. She advises clients on practicing in property, commercial and asset planning law.

Solicitor at MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Stella has a Bachelors degree in Law(Hons) and BBus (Finance) from the Auckland University of Technology. She speaks fluent Korean.

Practice Manager

Sue is committed to providing the best professional service as well as creating a warm and friendly atmosphere to clients when they visit the Croftfield Law office. Outside of work Sue is a busy individual who enjoys spending quality time with her family & friends, gardening, renovating her home and travelling around New Zealand. Sue…

Legal Executive

Susanna joined Croftfield Law in April 2021. Before that, she worked in a busy law firm in Auckland and has assisted with more than 120 property settlements during the past year alone, all of which were smoothly settled and achieved great clients’ satisfaction. Susanna assists Alfred in helping clients with residential conveyancing transactions including sale, purchase and…

Student Law and Property at Waipapa Taumata Rau – The University of Auckland

Ted Wu is currently studying a Law and Property conjoint at Waipapa Taumata Rau – The University of Auckland. Ted is particularly interested in exploring the various career fields in law, currently taking an interest in litigation. Outside of his studies, Ted works as a contact co-ordinator for a supervised contact center, working on the…

Lawyer at Grayson Clements

Thilini has a LLB (Hons), LLM (Hons), BEd (Primary), GradDip (ECE), GradCert (Business), and is also a PhD Candidate. She specialises in family law.

PhD Student at the University of Cantebury

Tina is doing her PhD in deportation law.

Solicitor at McVeagh Fleming

Vaishnavi has a Bachelor of Laws and Health Science, Public Health from the University of Otago. She has previously been a volunteer and leader at Community Law Otago, a volunteer at Otago Corrections Facility, and an active member of University of Otago student groups including being on the executive of the Otago University Sri Lankan…

LLB/BA Student at the University of Auckland

Vivienne currently works as a Resident Advisor at the University of Auckland. She is passionate about debating and mooting. She is also a member of the Public Policy Club, Amnesty International, Women in Law, Equal Justice Project, and the Mooting Society.

Lawyer (Projects and Real Estates) at Bell Gully

Wei Jie assists the Projects and Real Estates team and advise clients on various aspects of commercial real estate transactions and projects, including real estate acquisitions and disposals, leasing, projects, development, property finance, overseas investments, subdivisions, insolvency, and property advisory matters. She completed a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting)…

LLB Student at the Auckland University of Technology

Prior to studying law, Zainab earned a certificate in Biological Sciences. Zainab currently works as a Legal Intern at JustCommunity, Equal Justice Project, and the Mooting Society.

Born and raised in China, educated in China, Egypt and New Zealand, Zaza is trilingual in English, Chinese and Arabic. The cultural competence, derived from Zaza’s education, work and travelling, gives her maturity and insights in working with people from diverse backgrounds, identities and cultures and navigating complex issues. Zaza has a degree in Arabic…