I am a property lawyer in the Queenstown commercial team. I advise on a range of property, commercial and environmental matters, with a focus on transactional work.
I bring a wealth of work and life experience to my role, having practised in a variety of roles, fields of law and jurisdictions. In addition to my New Zealand experience, I have worked in-house for a UK telecommunications company, in its property team, and in a commercial law practice in Cambodia. My in-house role gave me a better appreciation of the inner workings of large companies, together with developing my approach to giving commercial guidance. My time in Cambodia furthered my understanding of the issues arising from investing in emerging markets – which can be challenging environments in which to operate, from a legal, political and practical viewpoint.
Since returning to New Zealand, I have become intimately acquainted with the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago areas and routinely use my knowledge, experience and contacts to better provide advice to Duncan Cotterill clients.
The aspects of my work that I enjoy the most include helping clients to realise their goals and mentoring younger practitioners.
I am a member of the Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society.