Barrister and Director
With many years experience in his field, Patrick has been the ‘go-to guy’ for countless clients who have wanted the remorseless tenacity that makes all the difference. Patrick is not only interested in getting the best results under the existing law for our clients but also in making the existing law way better than it is. To this end Patrick has devoted serious investment to several law reform efforts. Patrick has been invited to be a witness before Government Select Committees on five occasions and his submissions have led the government to abandon proposed restrictions on individual rights and freedoms. Patrick is a member of several professional associations including the Criminal Bar Association, the Association of Commonwealth Criminal Lawyers and the New Zealand Law Society.
Barrister and Practice Manager
Sami holds a Masters degree in Criminal Law from the University of Auckland, criminal defence work having been her ambition since childhood, growing up with a father who was a criminal defence lawyer and later a judge. Sami’s tremendous work ethic, gift for strategy and computer-like memory mean that our clients’ best interests are constantly being carefully supervised. Sami has also been highly successful in fighting intended restrictions on individual rights and freedoms within the criminal court system. Her tenacity in lobbying against government proposals earned her the nickname: “Bulldog” from one former government minister. Sami supervises an experienced team of other lawyers throughout the country, while retaining control of each clients case. She is a member of the NZSL. Sami’s other languages include Farsi and Arabic which Iranian and other middle eastern clients can find of great assistance.
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