Dharsh Nanayakkara

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Dharsh is a family law practitioner. She has a wide range of experience in both the Family and High Courts and has also appeared in various Tribunals. She has worked as Counsel for the Child and Counsel to Assist the Court and sat on the National Domestic Violence Programme Panel for the Ministry of Justice.

Dharsh specialises in all areas of family law including issues arising from separation, relationship property division, contracting out agreements and child care arrangements. She is passionate about family law and its impact on families. She takes a client focused, pragmatic approach to resolving disputes whether through mediation or the courts.

Separation is usually a very emotional time, when difficult decisions must be made. Dharsh will help you navigate the legal challenges which you may face in this journey.

Dharsh graduated from Auckland University in 1993 LLB (Hons).

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