Amalie Blackman

Lawyer

Amalie joined GQ in April 2021. Her areas of expertise include immigration, corporate/commercial and Te Tira Hau Ture (Māori Legal Services).

Expertise

Amalie has experience in immigration, property and commercial law. Amalie is able to offer guidance and assistance on a range of immigration matters, including residence applications for the skilled migrant, family, and business and investor categories as well as work, study and visitor temporary entry applications. Her time spent working in Hong Kong as a Paralegal in the legal/finance professional development industry prior to returning to New Plymouth gives her personal insight and understanding which she brings to her Immigration Law practice.

In the area of property law, Amalie’s experience includes contractual review, commercial leases, all aspects of conveyancing including build contract review. Within commercial law, this includes contract review and advice, commercial leases, sale and purchase of businesses, shareholders’ agreements, and refinancing.

Amalie thoroughly enjoys legal research and is proud of her Samoan heritage. During her studies (Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and History), she was involved with the Pacific Island Students’ Association and local Samoan Advisory Council. This understanding and passion for helping others shows through her compassionate nature and the relationships she builds with her clients.

Amalie has a keen interest and general experience in Māori Land Law matters from her time spent at the Ngāi Tahu Māori Law Centre in Dunedin while undertaking her Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies. She has a strong interest other cultures, languages and customs and is also passionate about legal matters that affect women and indigenous peoples.

Outside of Govett Quilliam

Amalie was born and raised in Taranaki and feels privileged to return to her hometown to practice law after being away for several years. She's a budding multi-sporter and enjoys the outdoors, particularly making the most of our Taranaki Maunga and the surf. You will most likely catch her reading, spending time with whānau and friends or on an adventure mission.


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