Marie Hansen

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Phone: +64 9 837 6849
Fax: + 64 9 837 2500


Marie Hansen is a seasoned litigation lawyer with around 10 years experience in civil and commercial litigation. Marie graduated from the University of Auckland with a BA/LLB(hons) in 2005 and was admitted to the bar in 2006.

She began her legal career working in family law here at Smith and Partners, and went on to gain significant experience in 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 and family disputes

• Commercial disputes

• Construction disputes

• Leaky building disputes

• Civil disputes

• Employment disputes

• Debt collection, liquidation and bankruptcy proceedings

Marie focuses on the big picture, and works with her clients to develop a practical solution. Clients appreciate her frank, realistic advice on the risks and likely outcomes of their matters and her no-nonsense approach. Marie’s extensive experience in negotiating settlements and appearing in Court allows her to efficiently guide clients through complex situations, easing their stress and allowing them to get on with their lives.

Marie has significant experience in mediations and hearings in the:

• Weathertight Homes Tribunal

• District Court

• High Court

• Family Court

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