Vivienne Crawshaw QC specialises solely in family law with a particular focus on relationship property matters and cases involving children. She was admitted to the Bar in 1988.
She is a member of the Lawyer for Child panel. Vivienne has presented papers to the International Bar Association Conference, the NZ Family Law Conference and to members of the NZ Law Society throughout the country. She appears as counsel in relationship property and children's cases at family court and appellate level.
Vivienne was appointed as Queens Counsel in November 2018.
New Zealand Law Awards 2011
- Awarded Barrister of the Year Award
- First runner up Family Lawyer of the Year Award
Vivienne has been in practice for over 30 years, the past 20 of which she has focused primarily on family law. She appears as counsel at all levels of the New Zealand court system, both at first instance and on appeal. Vivienne has presented to ADLS, NZLS, to the Institute of Judicial Studies, for Lexis Nexis, and IBA Conferences. She has co-presented two NZLS travelling roadshows, the first on on without notice applications in 2004 and the second in 2012 on relationship property agreements. Vivienne wrote the family law column in the New Zealand Herald for two years and in 2006 published a book on family law. Vivienne became a partner at Gubbs Lawyers, Auckland in 2003. She has been a barrister sole since 2008, and Queens Counsel since 2018.
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