Ashley Hargreaves BSocSc, LLB


Family and immigration

Phone 06 281 3951

Mobile: 027 295 1336

email: [email protected]

Ashley's legal blog, "Life Sentence", is here.

What made you decide to become a lawyer?

I have had a passion for the law and justice since I was a young girl. What started as a dream to become an FBI agent transcended into becoming a Police Detective. Once I got to law school and worked for a lawyer during this time, there was no turning back – especially after a single episode of Suits. All jokes aside, I love solving issues and helping people, and there’s no better way to do that than working in the field of law as it has bearing over every aspect of living.


Where did you study law?

Te Whare Wananga o Waikato – The University of Waikato

What’s the best piece of advice (work or personal) you’ve ever been given?

Dance like nobody is watching, but text and email like it will be read in Court one day – Your Lawyer 

Everybody has a superpower - what's yours?


What would you choose as your Mastermind specialist subject?

Suits - the TV series.

Do you have any hobbies/interests outside of work?

I am a sporty girl through and through. I love playing Volleyball, Hockey, Tennis and going to the gym or taking my dogs for a run and swim.

I also enjoy time with friends, family, and getting creative with food or a paintbrush.

You might also find me off the grid in my self-converted, self-contained Ford Transit!

Complete this sentence: If I wasn’t a lawyer, I would be...

a police officer

What do you love about your job?

Solving puzzles and helping people. It doesn’t hurt to have some good work stories either.