Solicitor / BA., LL.B.
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Patricia was born and raised in Wellington. She graduated from Victoria University in 2010 with her law degree after having previously completed a degree in English Literature from Otago University. Patricia joined Gillespie Young Watson in July 2019 after having worked in general practice.
Q and A with Patricia
1. How would you describe your style of practice or your approach to dealing with clients?
I am approachable, friendly and I take the time to really listen to clients so that I can understand each client’s unique situation. I strive to achieve the best possible outcome for each client in an efficient and practical way.
2. If you had a single piece of advice to give a person in relation to commercial property acquisitions what would it be?
Do not sign anything until you have spoken to your lawyer!
3. What has had the biggest impact on how you practice law over recent years?
The increasing use of technology such as Skype. It is becoming more common to sign documents "in front of” your lawyer from the other side of the world!
4. When you are not being a lawyer what do you like doing most?
Spending time with my husband Thomas and one-year old daughter and exploring the environs of Upper Hutt, our new home, with my family.
5. Who gave you the best piece of advice in relation to your legal career and what was it?
My grandmother always said that the whole of life is a process of education and we should never stop learning. This has been good advice for my legal career – no matter how much I think I know, there is always more to learn!
6. What is your favourite quote?
“The three great essentials to achieve anything are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense”. Thomas A. Edison