- Constitutional and governance advice for sporting organisations
- Contract reviews
- Employment/Contractor agreements
- Review of funding and sponsorship agreements
- Dispute resolution services
We provide specialist legal advice to individuals and sporting organisations on a wide range of issues which arise in the sport and recreation sectors.
Rochelle is an Associate in the Corporate and Commercial Team. Rochelle joined Govett Quilliam after five years at a law firm in Wellington where she worked as a law clerk and lawyer.
Rochelle's work focuses on commercial structures and relationships, company law, corporate advisory, and governance advice. She undertakes commercial property transactions, drafting and reviewing commercial agreements, selling and purchasing businesses, shareholder disputes, and other matters. Rochelle’s broad experience in corporate and commercial law, employment law, privacy, and health and safety gives her a unique overview from which to provide thorough and pragmatic advice.
Rochelle also has several years’ experience specialising in employment law, health and safety, human rights, and privacy. She has advised small and large organisations, as well as individuals, on restructures and change management processes, disciplinary investigations, performance management, and has conducted workplace investigations. She has appeared in the Employment Relations Authority and taken complaints to the Human Rights Commission. Rochelle was previously a member of the Employment Law Committee of the Wellington Law Society.
Rochelle is on the board of Sport Taranaki and also serves on Sport Taranaki’s Audit and Risk Committee. She is passionate about the role of sport and exercise in the development of young people and is interested in people’s overall well-being; including mental health, nutrition, exercise, and being connected into the community.
Rochelle loves spending time outdoors in beautiful Taranaki, particularly tramping, running, and going to the beach. She also enjoys reading novels (especially classics), spending time with her husband, and cooking healthy food.
Amalie joined GQ in April 2021. Her areas of expertise include immigration, corporate/commercial and Te Tira Hau Ture (Māori Legal Services).
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.
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.