Robin Harrington BA(Hons), LlB(Hons)

Robin is the principal of Harrington Law Limited.  She has more years of legal experience than she can count on her fingers and toes (and despite being from Southland, only has 5 of each).

Harrington Law takes a pragmatic, straightforward approach to law looking for for cost effective and practical solutions to your legal issues.  Robin deals most often with disputes or problems arising from contract, property (including relationship property), trusts and companies.

Robin works with private clients and also offers litigation support to senior barristers, particularly in opinion writing, court drafting and witness briefing.

Harrington Law is Auckland based but has clients throughout the wider Auckland region and will happily travel to you (including to Great Barrier Island) to discuss your legal needs, 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
New Zealand

Ph 09 446 3355
Mob 027 255 0895


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

1993 - 1995: Solicitor/Associate, Simpson Grierson, Wellington

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

1997 - 1998: Senior analyst, Treasury, Wellington (Secondment)

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


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)



Harrington Law has particular experience in these areas:

Family Issues

  • Family Trust/Trustee Issues
  • Relationship Property Agreements


Litigation Support

  • Running substantive proceedings including
    • co-ordinating junior lawyers/witnesses
    • preparing interlocutory applications
    • discovery
    • drafting briefs and briefing witnesses
    • drafting submissions
    • court appearances
  • Injunction applications



  • Disputes relating to
    • sale and purchase agreements
    • caveats
    • building contracts
    • defective buildings
    • intellectual property/misappropriation of confidential information





  • Contract interpretation
  • Implementation
  • Breach
  • Termination
  • Restraints of Trade


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


Neighbourhood Disputes

· Including fencing / tree disputes