John Gwilliam

Principal & Director

John has been practising in Upper Hutt since 1986 and started his private practice in 1992. His specialisations are litigation in Criminal Law, Family Law and General Civil Law and he has taken cases through the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

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Joseph Griffiths

Principal & Director

Joseph’s specialty is criminal and family litigation, in particular relationship property matters, but he also works in all areas of general practice.  Joseph has extensive court experience appearing on a wide range of criminal and traffic matters, including representation of clients for jury trials and appeals to the High Court and Court of Appeal. He has also studied Mandarin in Taiwan.

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Suné Hume

Senior Registered Legal Executive

Suné is our Senior Registered Legal Executive and Affiliate member of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives. She specialises in private client work such as residential sales and purchases, subdivisions, property refinancing,  estate administration, and estate planning including wills and enduring powers of attorney, residential care loans and Occupation Right Agreements.

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Henriëtte Joubert


Henriëtte has a great deal of litigation experience and did a lot of Family Law and General Civil litigation during her years of practice in South Africa. Her South African practice focused on Consumer Finance and they represented a lot of clients in successfully opposing foreclosure applications. She was admitted as Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand on 6 March 2018 and mainly focusses on Family Law, Employment Law and General Civil Law matters.

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