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Twice as Nice for Family Law Specialists

MEDIA RELEASE 15 November 2010 Twice as Nice for Family Law Specialists

Continuing a long run of industry recognition, Brookfields Lawyers recently received the coveted gold medal from the New Zealand Law Awards, for the second time, as winners of the Action Step Family Law Award 2010.

Partner Janice Harland campaigned hard for Brookfields to enter and is thrilled the win recognises her team, particularly in the Manukau office, which is heavily involved in the community with local charities.

“Because the awards are voted for by clients, we’re happy to be seen as the best family law team in the eyes of those that have really needed our help,” says Harland, whose team won the same award in 2008 and was a finalist in 2009.

The awards were announced at a black tie Awards ceremony at the Auckland Museum Event Centre last week. Now in its sixth year, they are the highlight of the New Zealand legal calendar and the only event in New Zealand to celebrate and reward excellence in client service as judged by clients and in-house legal teams.

“People tend to see a family lawyer during emotionally charged situations, so having an award for the lawyers in a sometimes thankless environment is a real boost for the industry,” says Harland.

Brookfields’ involvement in the community extends to local groups such as SAFVPN, Kumi Fanua, Friendship House, Victim Support and the University of Auckand through the role model project. They are also very supportive of the Teal Ribbon campaign to help keep our neighbourhoods free from violence.

“This award is important in showing our clients they can trust us in their difficult time, says Harland, “as well as being helpful in attracting great staff who want to work for the best."


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