Janice joined our CBD office in August as our newest secretary. Janice comes from a family of lawyers and has always had a love for the law and a desire to help people. After she completed her LLB in South Africa she practised for 14 years in various areas of the law. Eventually, prior to immigrating to New Zealand, she owned her own legal practice for six years and combined running this with lecturing to final year law students on debt and insolvency law.
Janice is currently studying towards her New Zealand legal qualification, which will see her sitting exams next year
What Janice enjoys about law is meeting people, making connections, and having an impact. She loves the diversity of law and the different aspects in which she can enrich someone else’s life… “It’s a privilege to be entrusted with someone’s private affairs”.
Outside of work Janice loves spending time with family and pets – two cats imported at great expense and two recently acquired domestic rats! In her younger days Janice was an adventurous skydiver – even meeting her husband in the air! Janice’s Christian faith is important to her, and she and her family are involved with Elim Christian Centre. She also loves reading and writing, and has dreams of writing for kids one day. Welcome Janice!