Samantha Bills LLB BCOM


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Employment, health and safety

Family and children

Debt collection

Resource management and consents

Public organisations

Personal planning and relationships

What made you decide to become a lawyer?

I have known that the law was for me since I was 12 years old. It all started with Legally Blonde, it is very inspiring! Seriously though it was a lecture I went to by Professor Mark Henaghan (University of Otago) which showed me the way that law intersects all aspects of life, and how could you not want to be a part of that.

Where did you study law?

I studied at the wonderful University of Otago.

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

Everything will be alright in the end. If it’s not alright, it’s not the end.

Do you have any hobbies/interests outside of work?

I keep busy by being an active member of the local Young Farmers Club, and Women’s Network Whanganui (a charity celebrating women all around the world). Plus Whanganui’s movie theatre has a really excellent cheap day Tuesday.

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

A nursery woman. I have green fingers and I could continue on part of the family business.

What do you love about your job?

The people. They constantly provide me with better work stories.