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

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

Jo-Anne Kent-Johnston

Jo-Anne Kent-Johnston is an Associate in our Auckland office. She has an LLB from Auckland University and was admitted to the bar in 2015.  Jo-Anne joined Shine in 2014, as... Read More

Alicia McCabe

Alicia McCabe 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... Read More

Mitchell Jensen

Mitchell Jensen is a Solicitor in Shine Lawyers’ Auckland office.  He completed his LLB (Hons), BCom at the University of Auckland whilst also working at Shine as a law clerk. ... 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 Hills 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.... Read More

Clinton Light

Clinton Light is a highly experienced litigator and Special Counsel who leads our Christchurch litigation team. Clinton has more than 25 years’ litigation experience, gained in various roles in New... 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 Leighs completed her LLB at the University of Canterbury in June 2016 and was admitted to the bar in December 2016. Prior to joining Shine Lawyers, Claudia worked in... 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

Shine Lawyers are proud to be recognised by the New Zealand Law Awards.

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 ›