The Family Law Committee is made up of experienced family law practitioners who work in firms or in sole practice. The Committee keeps a watching brief on all issues regarding the administration of family law and where necessary, raises issues with stakeholders in the family law sector and suggests possible solutions. These stakeholders include the Family Court, Ministry of Justice, Police, Oranga Tamariki and the Legal Services Commissioner. The Committee also makes submissions on proposed legislative changes concerning family law procedure and writes a wide range of ADLS Law News articles on family law issues.
Legal aid providers with capacity to receive client referrals
During the most recent Covid-19 lockdown in Auckland the Committee identified that there is high demand for advice from family lawyers who are legal aid providers. To assist members of the public seeking such advice, the Committee is administering a list of family lawyers who currently have capacity to receive client referrals. These lawyers are listed below.
Roshni Kaur, Barrister at Emily Chambers, Auckland
Accepting referrals for COCA and DV legal aid matters from January 2022
Susannah Keith, Senior Associate at HC Legal Limited, Auckland
Accepting referrals for COCA and DV legal aid matters
Chris LaHatte, Barrister, Wellington
Accepting referrals for all types of family legal aid matters
Grant Litchfield, Director of Complete Legal, Pukekohe
Erin Ebborn, Principal Lawyer at Portia, Christchurch
Liz Lewes, Director of Cuba Family Law Limited, Wellington
If you would like to be added to this list please email the Committee Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org