Louise specialises in criminal law regularly appearing in the Queenstown, Invercargill and Alexandra District Court. She has also regularly represented clients in High Court appeals and Parole Board hearings.
Louise has experience in criminal and quasi-criminal matters including serious violence, drug offending, dishonesty, traffic, firearms charges and revocations and limited licences and also has experience in applications for Protection Orders.
Louise can provide advice and support to clients from the moment they have contact with the Police. She will ensure that you are aware of your rights and understand the court process, providing advice on all options available to you when defending criminal charges.
Louise is also developing a family law focus in the firm providing advice regarding domestic violence and protection orders, and care of children matters following separation, including substantive care arrangements and guardianship disputes, adoption and separation.
Louise graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce. Before joining TODD & WALKER Law she worked in Dunedin as a Crown Prosecutor before spending a couple of years travelling in North America and Europe, which included working in a private practice in London. She returned to New Zealand to work as a criminal defence lawyer at New Zealand’s largest criminal law firm (the Public Defence Service).
Louise grew up in Dunedin but has close ties to Central Otago with her father growing up in Omakau. She has spent many childhood holidays in the area.
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