Bridget grew up in Taranaki and has enjoyed belonging to a community focused family which is a value that carries through to her practice of family law.
Bridget is experienced in a range of family law matters including the structuring and division of relationship property at all stages of a relationship and the protection of separate property through contracting out agreements; the care and guardianship of children and child support matters; domestic violence and sexual abuse and the care and of protection of children with the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki. As a senior Lawyer for Child, Bridget is often appointed by the Court to represent or assist children who are subject of court proceedings. She receives appointments to represent subject persons pursuant to the Personal and Property Rights Act 1988.
Bridget has actively served on many local and national committees: New Plymouth Emergency Shelter Board, New Plymouth Basketball Association, the New Zealand Law Society’s Family Law Section Executive Committee, Francis Douglas College School Board, and is a current trustee of the Taranaki Foundation and Chairperson of the registered charity, Horses Helping Humans, established for youth at risk in Taranaki.
Bridget is committed to helping clients get the best possible results recognising that relationships and family matters can be complex and more often than not emotionally charged. Bridget strives to be an excellent listener, insightful advisor and effective advocate. Away from work Bridget enjoys spending time with her family and friends, health and wellbeing pursuits, keeping fit, cooking and entertaining, travelling, sport and the arts.