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The Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) has appointed 12 new instructors. The new Auckland instructors are: Glenn Satherley, a litigator who has, for the past six years, been practising as a barrister sole; Justin Kleinbaum who is a team leader, Legal and Technical Services with the IRD; Stephanie Mead, a PhD candidate at Auckland University and a barrister who undertakes dispute resolution and provides advice on property, resource management, environmental and planning law matters and Davida Dunphy, a former senior associate at Bell Gully who practised in commercial property with particular focus on large-scale commercial development, acquisitions/disposals and leasing/portfolio management. The new Wellington instructors are: Maria Deligiannis who recently worked as the team leader/ Crown Counsel in the tax and commercial team at Crown Law; Louise Elder, a litigator whose areas of practice include criminal law, family law, youth work, civil litigation and compliance prosecutions; Michael Wilson, who was a litigator in Auckland for a number of years and has served as senior advisor to the Minister of Immigration and the Attorney-General; and Peter Foster, a barrister specialising in Criminal and Family law. Rebecca Chisholm, who joined the Hamilton team, has been working with Beattie Rickman Legal on family law matters, including parenting matters under the Care of Children Act, domestic violence, relationship property, adoption, paternity and protection of personal and property rights. Before joining the Christchurch team, Anne Toohey worked as a Crown prosecutor, as Crown Counsel acting in appellate and international law jurisdictions and for private clients in civil and employment litigation. In Dunedin the new team members are: Kate Lash, who specialises in Family Court litigation and works with Aspinall Joel as well as undertaking work on behalf of the Dunedin Women’s Refuge and other community organisations; and Maree McDonald who started her legal career working for the Ministry of Justice in the Family Court. She has a special interest in complex relationship property cases and international family law.


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