Practice Areas of Law

  • Separation and Relationship Property
  • Parenting Orders
  • Guardianship
  • Relocation cases
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paternity
  • CYF applications
  • Restraining Orders
  • Lawyer for children
  • Criminal Prosecutions
  • WINZ Prosecutions
  • Traffic Prosecutions
  • Limited Licences


Twenty years experience as a lawyer advocating for clients in disputes and representing clients in prosecutions has convinced me that there is an alternative route to resolution of disputes and grievances other than litigation. Litigation has its place but in many cases a fair and just result is more effectively achieved through mediation where the parties make the decision.

Relationships are often preserved and a more creative and satisfying resolution to the dispute can be achieved when not encumbered by the rules of evidence, legal precedent, quality of legal representation and the decision making of a third party stranger (The Judge) who does not have to live with and effect the decision.

- Denise Johnston Barrister and Mediator.

Practice Areas of Mediation

  • Family
  • Relationship Property
  • Estate
  • Contract
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Tort