OUR TEAM

 
Shyama Sharma
Senior Associate
Areas of Specialization at Legal Associates:  
Property Law, Subdivisions, Leases, Sale and Purchase of Properties, Conveyancing - Sale and Purchase of Businesses and refinances, Wills & Trusts, Immigration.
Work Experience: NZ & overseas as well:  
Shyama completed her Course of proficiency from the University of Auckland and New Zealand Law Society. She was admitted to the High Court of New Zealand in 2013. Prior to joining Legal Associates in 2015, she worked in Kenton Chambers Lawyers as barrister and Solicitor. Shyama graduated from the University of Mumbai with a Bachelor of Law in 1988. While in India she practiced as an Advocate at the High Court of Mumbai for over 12 years in the areas of Property Law, Civil Litigation, Property Disputes, Conveyancing and Arbitration, and is a member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. 
Qualifications:  
BA (Hons) India, Dipl in Business Management, LLB
Contact Details:  
Office Phone : 09 279 9439 -Ext-702
Email :  shyama@legalassociates.co.nz
 
Siatu Sione-Faamoe
Barrister & Solicitor
Areas of Specialization at Legal Associates:  

Immigration – Visitor/Work/Residence Visa, Section 61, Immigration & Protection Tribunal – Family/Partnership Work Visa & Residence Visa

 

General Practise in Employment, Property, Family & Criminal Law

Work Experience: NZ & overseas as well:  
Three years’ experience working as a law student volunteer at Waitakere Community Centre from 2014 -2016 was ground-breaking experience to strengthen her self-assurance in dealing with legal issues of her legal areas of specialisation
Qualifications:  
BA, BA(Hons), LLB
Contact Details:  
Office Phone : 09 2799 439-Ext-716
Email :  siatu@legalassociates.co.nz
 
Dilkhush Surani
Senior Associate
Areas of Specialization at Legal Associates:  
Immigration Law – Residency, Work Visas, Student Visas, IPT Matters and Section 61
Work Experience: NZ & overseas as well:  

Dilkhush completed Bachelor of Science followed by a Bachelor of Law in India and admitted as Solicitor & Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand.

While at High Court of Gujarat, India, Dilkhush practice focuses on employment and service matters, constitution law, public law, judicial review and many more law matters. 

To add to his success, many reported judgements in which Dilkhush represented clients were published in Law books in India. He has also served as panel Advocate to the Local Municipalities, Western Railway, District Panchayat etc.

In February 2015, Dilkhush joined Legal Associates. At Legal Associates, as a member of the Immigration Team, Dilkhush initiated almost all types of visa applications including residence visa, essential work visa, partnership-based visa, S61, Tribunal appeal and many more.

As acquainted with the legal system of India, Dilkhush provides service for will & Trust deed, Power of Attorney for India.

Dilkhush`s language fluency extends beyond English. Dilkhush speaks Gujarati and Hindi fluently and can provide legal advice to Gujarati and Hindi speaking clients.   

If Dilkhush’s expertise can be of assistance to you, do not hesitate to contact for a no-obligation discussion.

Qualifications:  
B.Sc., LL.B
Contact Details:  
Mobile :  02 208 98832
Email :  Dilkhush@legalassociates.co.nz
 
Dave Jaques
Barrister & Solicitor
Areas of Specialization at Legal Associates:  
Dispute Resolution – Commercial, Civil and Employment – Debt Collection and enforcement 
Work Experience: NZ & overseas as well:  

I have been at the bar since 1999 working part time at various law firms and in chambers as a barrister sole

Qualifications:  

Bachelors of Law (LLB) from Victoria, Wellington, NZ

Contact Details:  
Office Phone :  09 279 9439
Email :   dave@legalassociates.co.nz
 
Alex Timong
Barrister & Solicitor
Areas of Specialization at Legal Associates:  

Immigration Law

Work Experience: NZ & overseas as well:  

5 Years working as Criminal Defence Counsel and doing civil litigation(Philippines)
7 Years as Public Prosecutor (Philippines)
Work in the Family Court and other private law firm (NZ)

Qualifications:  

Bachelor of Arts (B.A)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Certificate of Proficiency (Equity)

Contact Details:  
Office Phone :  09 279 9439
Email :   alexander@legalassociates.co.nz
 
Neomal Perera
Barrister & Solicitor
Areas of Specialization at Legal Associates:  

Property Law, – Conveyancing, wills & trusts, Commercial Law- contracts, agreements, employment law.

Work Experience: NZ & overseas as well:  

New Zealand  – Criminal Defence  

Australia  –  General Law practice in family law, conveyancing, commercial contracts and agreements, mediations.

Sri Lanka – Civil and criminal appeals in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and Provincial High Courts of Civil Appeal. Conveyancing. Commercial Law- contracts and agreements.

In the legal profession since 1999.

Qualifications:  

LL.B(Hons)London

Barrister & Solicitor of the High Courts of New Zealand and Australia

Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka

Contact Details:  

Office Phone : 09 2799 439-Ext-726

Email : Neomal@legalassociates.co.nz 

 
 
GEETHA ARUNTHAYAPARAN
Barrister & Solicitor
Areas of Specialization at Legal Associates:  
Conveyancing- Sale & Purchase of residential & commercial properties, Business matter, Immigration, Relationship property matters, Wills Trust, Estate matter and minor Criminal Matters
Work Experience: NZ & overseas as well:  

Barrister & Solicitor at Legal Associates (June 2016 - Present) - Worked as a Legal Secretary/Legal Executive at Paramjit K Singh Lawyers for almost 4 years. Also, worked with Simpson Dowsett Mackie Lawyers and Frost & Sutcliff. - Worked in Sri Lanka in the areas of Property and Conveyancing and Criminal. Fluent in English, Tamil and Sinhala

Qualifications:  

Geetha successfully completed her Course of proficiency from the AUT University and New Zealand Law Society. Also, completed her professional legal studies from the College of Law in Auckland. She was admitted to the High Court, Auckland as Barrister & Solicitor of, New Zealand in 2018. Also worked as a lawyer (Attorney at- Law) in Sri Lanka.

Contact Details:  
Office Phone :  09 283 0442
Email :  Geetha@legalassociates.co.nz
 
ANNIE TALAKAI
Barrister & Solicitor
Areas of Specialization at Legal Associates:  
Litigation and Dispute Resolution - Family, Criminal, Employment,
Immigration and Property Law.
Work Experience: NZ & overseas as well:  

 

Annie is a Barrister & Solicitor at Legal Associate. 

 

She has completed a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland in 2005.  She subsequently completed a Bachelor of Law and a Graduate Diploma in Commerce also from the University of Auckland in 2012 and was admitted to the bar in 2013

 

Annie practices in Civil, Criminal, Employment, Immigration, Property, Relationship Property and all aspects of Family Law.  She prides herself on providing timely and high-quality practical advice to clients.  Annie regularly appears at the District Court, Employnment Relations Authority and the Immigration Protection Tribunal and have conducted hearings of up to 5 days duration.  Annie has also appeared at the Supreme Court of New South Wales on an Estate Dispute, which was successfully resolved on the first day.

 

Annie is fluent in Tongan and English.

Qualifications:  

B.Com, LLB, GDipCom

Contact Details:  
Office Phone :  09 279 9439 

Email :  annie@legalassociates.co.nz

 
Joseph Chen
Barrister & Solicitor
Areas of Specialization at Legal Associates:  
Property Law, Subdivisions, Leases, Sale and Purchase of Properties, Conveyancing
Qualifications:  
Bachelors of Laws and Arts (Auckland)
Contact Details:  

Office Phone : 09 2799 439-Ext-

Email :  chen@legalassociates.co.nz

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