Deirdre joined Harmans in March 1999, after graduating from the Christchurch Polytechnic Legal Executive Programme as the top student in Canterbury in 1997. She has worked in the legal industry since 1988 and has worked for various law firms in Christchurch, Mt Maunganui and Sydney.
Deirdre is a Senior Associate of the firm and leads our busy estate administration team. Her areas of expertise include High Court grants (including complex applications), general estate and life tenancy administration, resealing of overseas grants, asset protection, trusts and trust administration, estate planning, wills and conveyancing.
Deirdre is a Fellow Member of Legal Executives New Zealand and an Associate Member of the New Zealand Law Society. She is committed to staying up to date with the latest developments in the legal industry.
Deirdre gives back to the community through her involvement with the arts. She is currently the President of the Canterbury Children’s Theatre, a trustee of The Malthouse Theatre Trust, a member of the CSO Symphonic Chorus and has previously been a part-time professional member of the Canterbury Opera Chorus. Outside of the office Deirdre is a freelance make-up artist. She works with the New Zealand Opera when the company tours in Christchurch, is also Head of Makeup for Toi Toi Opera and has been involved with various amateur theatre societies in both the North and South Islands, on-stage and backstage.