14 November 2023
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Austin is an Associate in our litigation and disputes resolution team. He provides advice with employment, immigration, and criminal law issues.
Why our clients choose Austin: Our clients value Austin for his attention to detail and excellent communication skills, derived from years spent in customer facing roles. He supports clients with his ability to think big picture, meaning that all avenues for resolving an issue are explored.
Austin’s journey: Austin is originally from Christchurch. He completed a BA and LLB with first class honours in 2020 from the University of Canterbury. He studied French and political science alongside his law degree.
Austin is beginning his professional journey with Young Hunter, joining the firm in August 2020. He has previously clerked at two other Christchurch firms, gaining experience in private client and commercial settings. He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in March 2021.
Austin’s values: Austin values the relationships he builds with his clients. Each client is more than just a legal problem which needs solving. Working in the immigration area, Austin enjoys learning more about our clients’ many and varied cultures and backgrounds. He values being able to assist clients to find their best outcome.
BR (Zimbabwe)  NZIPT 802055 (successful refugee appeal for our Zimbabwean client under Article 6, 7 and 9 of the ICCPR and Article 3 of the Convention Against Torture).
ME (India)  NZIPT 801993-994 (successful refugee appeal for Indian clients under Article 27 of the ICCPR – the right to consent to a marriage of their choosing).
MF (India)  NZIPT 802000 (successful refugee appeal for an Indian woman based on the risks associated with “honour killings”).
HQ (Sri Lanka)  NZIPT 505394 (successful humanitarian appeal following decline of a refugee appeal based on lack of mental health services in Sri Lanka)
MH (India)  NZIPT 600683 (successful deportation appeal on a reactivation of deportation liability four years after the granting of a humanitarian appeal).
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