Louise specialises in Criminal and Family Law.
Louise heads our Family Law team, working alongside Pip Roberts, Penny Stevens and Kirsty Allan. We offer advice on all aspects of Family Law including family violence and applications for or defending protection orders, care of children arrangements on separation (both domestic and international), guardianship, paternity and relationship property.
In the Criminal Team Louise works alongside principal Michael Walker, Kirsty Allan and Paige Noorland. She regularly appears in the Queenstown, Alexandra and Invercargill District Courts on criminal and quasi criminal matters. Louise has appeared on High Court appeals and conducted jury trials and judge-only trials in the District Court.
After graduating from the University of Otago, Louise worked in Dunedin as a Crown Prosecutor. She then travelled North America and Europe, and worked in a private practice in London. On her return to New Zealand, she worked for the Public Defence Service, New Zealand’s largest criminal law firm.
From the moment you have contact with (or are concerned about having contact with) the police, Louise can offer comprehensive advice and guide you through the processes.
Louise says, “The most rewarding aspect of my role is working with clients in stressful environments and ensuring that they obtain a just and fair result.”
- LLB, BCom - University of Otago