Meet the Team

With over 20 years’ experience in civil and insurance related litigation, our team of experts will do everything they can to help you secure the result you are entitled to and the compensation you deserve.

Andrew Hooker

Andrew is the Managing Director and has an LLB from Auckland University.  He was admitted to the bar on New Zealand in 1990.  He has also appeared in Courts across... Read More

Karl Robinson

Karl is a director of Shine Lawyers and is primarily based in our Auckland Office. He obtained a BA in Political Studies and an LLB from Otago University, and was... Read More

Natalie Tofilau

Natalie is our General Manager – Operations and a qualified Legal Executive. She has worked for her entire career of over 20 years in the legal arena, first working for... Read More

Angela Parlane

Angela is a Principal of Shine Lawyers and is primarily based in our Auckland Office. She obtained her LLB in 1994, and was admitted to the bar in New Zealand... Read More

Mobeena Hills (nee Singh)

Mobeena is a Senior Associate and Manager of our Christchurch office. She has a BCom from UWS in Sydney and a Juris Doctor (Postgraduate Law) from UTS in Sydney. She... Read More

Tim Gunn

Tim is a Senior Solicitor in our Auckland office. He has a LLM(Hons) from Auckland University and a LLB/BA from Otago University. He was admitted to practice in 2007 and... Read More

Tiffany Sauni (nee Nelson)

Tiffany is a Senior Solicitor who has recently joined our Christchurch Office. She graduated from Canterbury University in 2009, and was admitted in the Supreme Court of Samoa, and the... Read More

Joanne Kent-Johnston

Joanne is a solicitor in our Auckland office.  She has an LLB from Auckland University and was admitted to the bar in New Zealand in 2015.  Joanne joined Shine in... Read More

Claudia Leighs

Claudia completed her LLB at the University of Canterbury in June 2016 and was admitted to the bar in December 2016. Claudia is part of our Christchurch team, specialising in... Read More

Tandy Gwaze-Musesengwa

Tandy joined Shine Lawyers in August 2017 and has a BA and LLB from Canterbury University. Tandy was admitted to the bar in New Zealand in 2014 and has since... Read More

Eoin Farrell

Eoin was admitted to practice as a solicitor in Ireland in 2010. He moved to New Zealand in 2011 and before joining Shine Lawyers he worked for a maritime law... Read More

Alicia McCabe

Alicia is a solicitor in our Auckland office. She joined Shine lawyers after graduating from Otago University and worked as a Law Clerk until her admission to the bar in... Read More

Kathryn Davies | Shine Lawyers New Zealand

Kathryn Davies

Kathryn Davies is the Practice Manager for Shine Lawyers New Zealand. Kathryn has over 30 years’ experience working in law firms as both a Legal Assistant and in IT management.... Read More

Jennifer Bell

Jennifer Bell is the Executive Assistant for Shine Lawyers New Zealand. Jennifer is located in the Auckland office of Shine Lawyers New Zealand. Contact Directly on Phone: +64 9 320... Read More

Gemma Henderson

Gemma Henderson is a Legal Assistant for Shine Lawyers New Zealand. Gemma is located in the Christchurch office of Shine Lawyers New Zealand. Contact Directly on Phone: +64 3 365 5050... Read More

Niken Waloejo

Niken Waloejo is an Administrative Assistant for Shine Lawyers New Zealand. Niken is located in the Auckland office of Shine Lawyers New Zealand. Contact Directly on Phone: +64 9 414... Read More

Mitchell Jensen

Mitchell Jensen is a Law Clerk for Shine Lawyers New Zealand. Mitchell is located in the Auckland office of Shine Lawyers New Zealand. Contact Directly on Phone: +64 9 415... Read More

Meet our team

Andrew Hooker, Managing Director of Shine Lawyers New Zealand, works tirelessly to achieve great outcomes for clients. Learn more ›

Civil litigation information

We have extensive experience as civil litigation lawyers, and are able to guide you through the process by which legal disputes are resolved in New Zealand. Learn more ›

Insurance claims information

We have years of experience dealing with New Zealand insurers and can help you understand the insurance landscape. Learn more ›

Contact us

We are civil litigation and insurance claims experts based in Auckland and operating throughout New Zealand. Contact us today to see how we can assist. Learn more ›