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.

Auckland Office

Angela Parlane

Angela Parlane is the Managing Director of Shine Lawyers and is primarily based in our Auckland Office.  She obtained her LLB in 1994 and was admitted to the bar in... Read More

Karl Robinson

Karl is a consultant of Shine Lawyers and works in both our Christchurch and Auckland offices.  He obtained a BA in Political Studies and an LLB from Otago University, and... 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

Andrew Ferguson

Andrew is an experienced disputes resolution lawyer with a range of commercial litigation experience in New Zealand and Australia. Andrew’s experience spans insurance, building and construction, earthquake insurance, relationship property... Read More

Kathryn Davies

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

Pieter Venter

Pieter is admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand and is a Special Counsel within Shine Lawyers New Zealand.  Prior to his work in New Zealand, Pieter worked... Read More

Joanne Kent-Johnston

Joanne is an Associate in our Auckland office.  She has an LLB from Auckland University and was admitted to the bar in 2015.   Joanne joined Shine in 2014, as a... 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

Mitchell Jensen

Mitch is a Solicitor for Shine Lawyers New Zealand.  He has studied for his degree at Auckland University. Mitch is located in the Auckland office.  He has gained experience at... Read More

Libby Rout

Libby is the operations assistant for Shine Lawyers New Zealand, located in our Auckland office. Libby is a recent university graduate with four years’ experience in the customer service industry... Read More

Christchurch Office

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

Eoin Farrell

Eoin Farrell is an Associate in our Christchurch office.  Eoin was admitted to practice as a solicitor in Ireland in 2010.  He moved to New Zealand in 2011 and before... Read More

Tiffany Sauni (nee Nelson)

Tiffany is an Associate in our Christchurch office.  She graduated from Canterbury University in 2009, and was admitted in the Supreme Court of Samoa, and the High Court of New... 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 a Senior Solicitor in our Christchurch team,... Read More

Maryem Al Samer

Maryem is a solicitor in Shine’s Christchurch team specialising in insurance litigation work. She completed her LLB and BA at the University of Canterbury and was admitted to the bar... Read More

Shriana Williamson

Shriana is an Executive Assistant for Shine Lawyers New Zealand.  Shriana is located in the Christchurch office of Shine Lawyers New Zealand. Shriana has worked in the hospitality industry and... Read More

Kate Bergin

Kate is the administrative assistant for Shine Lawyers New Zealand, located in our Christchurch office. Kate brings her valuable skills to this integral role in the Shine team as she... Read More

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Meet our team

Angela Parlane, 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 ›

General Insurance Claims

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

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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 ›