Public and Administrative Law
Medico and Health Law
Employment issues and Investigations
Lisa is a barrister specialising in civil and commercial dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration and mediation, and negotiation) having a particular interest and expertise in public and administrative law, contract and negligence claims, ACC, employment, medico-legal issues, resource management/public works issues, fire arms issues and relationship property.
Lisa has a solution-focused approach and aims to achieve positive outcomes for her clients efficiently and cost effectively. Lisa values active engagement and communication with clients throughout all stages of the process.
Lisa has appeared at all levels of the New Zealand Courts and tribunals, including the Privy Council, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, District and Family Court. Lisa also undertakes independent investigations both in employment and government matters.
Lisa became a barrister on 1 February 2010. Prior to the bar she was Crown Counsel at Crown law for 13 years after working at the Department of Conservation’s West Coast Conservancy, and Caudwells Dunedin.
Appointments, memberships and publications
· Gambling Commissioner
· Member of Legal Aid Provider Central Selection Committee
· Member of: NZLS Ethics Committee, NZBA Council, LEADR, LEANZ
· Consultation Requirements, webinar, NZLS CLE Ltd September 2012
· Adjunct for LAWS381 Civil Procedure, Trimester One, 2013, 2013 Victoria University