Marie Hansen

Special Counsel BA/LLB(hons)
Marie Hansen is a seasoned litigation and dispute resolution lawyer with over 15 years’ experience practicing in New Zealand. Marie specialises in relationship property.

She began her legal career working in family law here at Smith and Partners and went on to gain significant experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolution as Senior Associate for one of the big five law firms. Marie re-joined Smith and Partners in 2017 where she assists clients with:

  • Relationship property disputes
  • End of relationship agreements
  • Contracting Out Agreements

Committed to helping to train up the next generation of lawyers, Marie is also an adjunct instructor at the College of Law teaching the Property and Maintenance and the Advanced Issues in Property and Maintenance papers for the Family Law Masters (LLM) along with a range of courses for the Professional Legal Studies course, including Property, Commercial, Civil Litigation, Family, Corporate, Negotiation and Interviewing.

Marie provides clear, realistic advice on your relationship property issues. Marie’s extensive experience in negotiating, drafting and advising on relationship property agreements allows her to efficiently guide clients through complex situations, easing their stress and allowing them to get on with their lives.

Marie designed and implemented Smith and Partners Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance programme.

Outside of work, Marie enjoys music and spending time with her young family.

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