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What made you decide to become a lawyer?
I like words and I argued about them a lot when I was a kid so my parents always said I should study law.
Where did you study law and what was your favourite subject?
Otago University. My favourite law subject was law and emerging technologies, this was a fascinating mix of looking at the law in relation to existing technologies and the philosophical issues of and approaches towards making law around new/hypothetical technology. It was great because it was taught by a hilarious lecturer with an amazing Scottish accent.
What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
Life isn't always fair, but if you're in the right place you can help to make it fair, even if it's in a small way or just for one specific person.
Do you have any hobbies / interests outside of work?
Reading which I always make time for, and theater which I hope to get back into now that I've settled down in Whanganui.
Complete this sentence: if I wasn't a lawyer I would be...
My dream has always been to be a published fantasy author.
What do you love about your job?
I love doing work where I get to deal with real people, helping with their problems, that's intellectually stimulating, and that I worked hard to get qualified for.