Robin Harrington

Robin is the principal of Harrington Law Limited.

Robin has a pragmatic, straightforward approach to law. She recognises that legal answers need to be balanced against commercial realities and looks for cost effective and practical solutions. 

In addition to its general practice, Harrington Law works with a number of specialist barristers in areas of law including employment, family property, trust disputes and resource management. 

Harrington Law is Auckland based but advises clients across New Zealand and welcomes nationwide enquiries. Robin would be happy to discuss your legal needs with you, without obligation or charge. To contact or make an enquiry with Harrington Law, phone 09 446 3355 or click here.

Harrington Law Limited

PO Box 32-397
Devonport
Auckland
New Zealand

Ph 09 446 3355
Mob 027 255 0895
Fax 09 446 3359
Email: robin@harringtonlaw.co.nz

Profile

Legal History

1992: Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 

1993 - 1995: Solicitor/Associate, Simpson Grierson, Wellington
          · Sports Law 
          · Local Government 

1995 - 1996: Senior Solicitor, Russell McVeagh, Wellington
          · Commercial Litigation 

1997 - 1998: Senior analyst, Treasury, Wellington 
(Secondment from Russell McVeagh to Assets and Liability Management Branch)

1998 - 2004: Senior Solicitor Russell McVeagh, Wellington/Auckland
          · Commercial Litigation 

2004 - 2009: Barrister Sole

2006/2009: Adjunct Instructor Professional Legal Studies Course, College of Law, Auckland

2009 - : Principal, Harrington Law Limited

Education

1980 - 1985, Southland Girls’ High School (Proxime Accessit to Dux, Best All Round Girl, Head Prefect)

1989, Otago University: Bachelor of Arts (Honours in French) 

1992, Otago University: Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Other Roles and Interests

Solicitor for Devonport Community House Inc. 

President, Devonport Swim Club Inc. 

Secretary, North Shore Rowing Club Inc. 

Waterwise Instructor 

Member of NZ age group team for 2012 TriathlonWorld Cup 

Services

Robin has a pragmatic, straightforward approach to law. She recognises that legal answers need to be balanced against commercial realities and looks for cost effective and practical solutions.

In addition to its general practice, Harrington Law works with a number of specialist barristers in other areas of law including employment, family property, trust disputes and resource management.

She has particular experience in these areas:

Property Disputes

· Disputes relating to
– sale and purchase of property
– lodgement of caveats
– family trusts
– building contracts gone wrong

Building and Construction

· Construction contract claims, including litigation arising from defective foundations

Contract

· Contract interpretation
· Implementation
· Breach
· Termination

Company

· Directors’ duties
· Company governance, constitutional reviews, shareholders’ rights
· Liquidations; preparing and responding to statutory demands

 

Neighbourhood Disputes

· Including fencing / tree disputes