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  • Stephen Clews | Osborne Attewell Clews
    Whakatane in 1990 Up until 2005 Stephen practised criminal law in addition to running a general litigation practice These days Stephen focuses on civil commercial and family dispute resolution Having spent many years assisting clients through the Courts Stephen recognises that litigation is not always the best option for our clients He has trained as a mediator is a member of LEADR Lawyers Engaged in Alternative Dispute Resolution and is approved to accept referrals as a mediator under the Family Disputes Resolution process Make no mistake however If a particular matter requires the Court s intervention then Stephen is among the best litigators in the business He is highly respected among his peers for his competitive nature and desire to advocate strongly for his clients I love being a lawyer says Stephen It suits my personality and when the occasion requires an uncompromising attitude to achieve the best result for my client then I am in my element Stephen believes strongly in contributing to his community as a volunteer In the 15 years he spent with our local Coastguard unit Stephen was responsible as a senior rescue vessel skipper for ensuring that many people were returned safely to land Stephen

    Original URL path: http://www.oac.co.nz/stephen-clews (2016-04-27)
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  • Tiffany Wren | Osborne Attewell Clews
    our litigation and dispute resolution team Her practice includes relationship property family law commercial and civil litigation and employment relations Her particular area of interest is in building and construction disputes Tiffany was raised in Rotorua and has strong connections to the Eastern Bay of Plenty being of Tuhoe and Whakatohea descent After graduating from the University of Otago Tiffany started her career in litigation in Whakatane before heading to Europe to do her OE In the UK she represented Borough Councils in civil prosecutions and in France she gained experience in property management Tiffany joined Osborne Attewell Clews in 2013 and is a passionate advocate for our clients who are often faced with complicated and strenuous issues Resolute honest and sincere she makes our clients feel confident that their best interests are being looked after I feel very strongly about helping people when they feel they have nowhere else to turn says Tiffany I will present their case in the strongest possible way and support them through what I understand can be a very stressful process Tiffany can t help but put her hand up to help people and local organisations out She is a familiar face in the

    Original URL path: http://www.oac.co.nz/tiffany-wren (2016-04-27)
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  • Carolyn Cooper | Osborne Attewell Clews
    our commercial and property team and advises our clients on the sale and purchase of businesses property subdivisions and conveyancing and trusts and asset protection Carolyn began her career in Christchurch as a commercial and civil litigation solicitor before heading to the UK on her OE In London she worked for a large and prestigious law firm in risk and compliance and later for the Treasury Solicitor s Office the largest legal advisers to the UK government Back in New Zealand Carolyn practised in Rotorua before joining Osborne Attewell Clews in 2012 Settled in Whakatane Carolyn now focuses on assisting local business and property owners with their legal needs With her background in dispute resolution Carolyn is thorough and vigilant and when conflicts do arise she offers commercially realistic and practical advice I aim to record agreements in the clearest terms to minimise the risk of dispute says Carolyn Whether you re investing in your business buying or selling your home or looking to protect your assets for future generations Carolyn understands that an underlying motivating factor is likely to be family Family is of utmost importance to Carolyn who is the mother of two young children Carolyn s personal

    Original URL path: http://www.oac.co.nz/carolyn-cooper (2016-04-27)
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  • Mikail Steens | Osborne Attewell Clews
    our litigation and dispute resolution team He advises our clients on all aspects of family law including relationship property domestic violence parenting disputes and protection of personal and property rights He also works closely with Stephen providing advice on employment issues and civil disputes He regularly appears for our clients in the Family Court and in other dispute resolution forums Born and raised in Rotorua Mikail pursued his interest in the Chinese language attending an international school in Shanghai and the Taiyuan University in China He also completed post graduate international law papers at the University of Amsterdam in 2011 Mikail joined Osborne Attewell Clews in 2013 and has already established an excellent rapport with our clients He is often praised on his helpfulness and good humour which helps keep our clients calm and solution focused at times of high emotional or financial stress I have always wanted to be a litigation solicitor says Mikail I enjoy advocating for and protecting individuals and families as they work through life s changes Helping the community through volunteer work is extremely important to Mikail and he spends most of his time outside of the office undertaking this work He also enjoys keeping

    Original URL path: http://www.oac.co.nz/mikail-steens (2016-04-27)
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  • Kevin Roubos | Osborne Attewell Clews
    to Kevin to establish a close rapport with our clients who are often grieving after the passing of a loved one Kevin s warm and engaging manner and his patience and sincerity have resulted in an extensive and loyal client base Kevin appreciates that it is not always possible for clients to come into the office so will regularly visit them at their home rest home or hospital at times

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  • Vicki Murray | Osborne Attewell Clews
    after taking a career break to focus on her professional development and her family She is an invaluable member of our team and highly regarded by our clients and fellow practitioners Vicki s efficiency and attention to detail combined with her friendly and helpful manner ensures that our clients come away feeling content and fully informed Her knowledge of Kiwisaver entitlements and bank lending is a great advantage to those

    Original URL path: http://www.oac.co.nz/vicki-murray (2016-04-27)
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  • Karen Sharp | Osborne Attewell Clews
    services For nearly 20 years she has been our Office Manager running our trust and office accounts managing credit control and assisting with trusts and general administration Karen is well known to our clients who associate her not only with the firm but through her extensive community involvement Our clients appreciate Karen s professionalism and integrity and enjoy her personal and friendly manner Karen is a Director of Quota International

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  • COMMERCIAL eSpeaking ISSUE 42 | SUMMER 2016 | Osborne Attewell Clews
    Act for organisations with volunteers changes to parental leave and more If you would like to talk about any of these topics or any other legal issue please Contact Us Creditors of Insolvent Companies The Fences Kerbs case may help you As we approach the first anniversary of the Supreme Court s decision in what is known as the Fences Kerbs case where three appeals were heard and ruled on together by the Supreme Court we revisit the significance of the decision for creditors of insolvent companies and voidable transactions Continue reading New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 Significant changes for organisations with volunteers In last year s Spring edition we included an article on the proposed reform of New Zealand s health and safety law The new law will come into force on Monday 4 April this year Despite some of the originally proposed changes being watered down in the final stages of drafting the new Act there will still be significant effects for you your business and your organisation This article looks specifically at implications for organisations with volunteers Continue reading Business Briefs Employment law changes are you up to date Continue reading Update on financial

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