by Sam everingham
Posted on 2016-09-23 at 05:56:12
Admitted in 1983 Margaret has been a barrister sole since 1993. She has an undergraduate degree from Auckland University and a Masters from Kings College London. Margaret was the Inaugural Chair of the NZ Family Law Section and member of the Section Executive for a number of years. She has 2 significant areas of international speciality. The Hague Convention on Child Abduction and international surrogacy. Margaret has acted for clients who have undertaken surrogacy in the United States, India , Thailand , Australia and the UK .
Her cases are the most widely reported in NZ on this issue and she is acknowledged by her peers and the judiciary as an authority on this developing and complex subject. Margaret is a trained and experienced mediator and collaborative lawyer and member of the Collaborative Law Association.
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