Catherine has been a practising lawyer for nearly 20 years and has a depth of experience in personal planning. She has great knowledge of the rural sector having worked as legal counsel for Westland Dairy Company in Hokitika before joining the team at Govett Quilliam and while in private practice has acted for clients on many succession plans.
Her current practice area focuses on asset protection and trust matters and she frequently advises on Occupation Right Agreements. Catherine has developed expertise in drafting Enduring Powers of Attorney and Wills over the years. She also has extensive experience in conveyancing and sound knowledge of commercial matters having acted for many businesses.
Catherine acts for non-profit organisations and charitable trusts in the Taranaki region.
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Catherine is the mother of 4 young children which keeps her very busy! She manages and coaches a variety of sports teams which her children are involved with and is also an active member of the St Pius X Home & School committee.
Cooking and baking is not one of Catherine’s strengths but she is great at appreciating good food and wine. When she has some time to herself she loves a good book. Catherine also enjoys playing tennis and netball and when she has the time (and energy) loves to participate in adventure racing.