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 Senior Associate in our Auckland Office and has a BA in Political Studies and an LLB from Otago University and was admitted to the bar in New... 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

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

Natalie Tofilau

Natalie is our Practice Manager and a qualified Legal Executive. She has worked for her entire career of over 20 years in the legal area.  She first worked for Auckland... Read More

Karyn Potton

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

Jennifer Bell

Jennifer Bell is the Senior Legal Secretary for Shine Lawyers New Zealand. Jennifer is located in the Auckland office of Shine Lawyers New Zealand. Contact Directly on Phone: +64 9... 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

Tim Gunn

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

Gemma Henderson

Gemma Henderson is a Legal Administrator / Receptionist for Shine Lawyers New Zealand. Gemma is located in the Christchurch office of Shine Lawyers New Zealand. Contact Directly on Phone: +64 3... 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

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 ›