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LLB, BCom - University of Otago
Louise specialises in criminal and family law, working alongside principal Michael Walker, and solicitors 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 in the Court of Appeal 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. She brought her wealth of experience to Todd & Walker in September 2017, attracted by our firm’s criminal experience and fresh approach to succession planning.
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 also has considerable experience and expertise in family law. Working alongside Kirsty Allan, Louise offers advice to clients on domestic violence and protection orders, care of children arrangements and separation.
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.”