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Ruth Harcourt

Direct Dial: +64 3 963 1451
Mobile: +64 022 475 6850
Office: CBD

I joined Saunders & Co as an Associate in 2020. I specialise in family law including:


- relationship property

- care of children

- dissolution of marriage

- protection orders

- adoptions


My family law practice draws on my experience working for government agencies which gives me an insight into the workings of departments that clients often have to deal with such as IRD and Oranga Tamariki.


I have a background in criminal law both as defence counsel and Crown prosecutor. I am comfortable with fast moving litigation and am experienced in advocating for clients from different perspectives and backgrounds. My experience makes me a confident advocate in a full range of settings including court proceedings, settlement conferences, mediations, and round table meetings.


My practice is grounded first and foremost in knowing a client and their desired outcome. I work pragmatically with clients to explore what they want to achieve. I give clients clear advice about the likelihood they will achieve their goal and any risks associated with it.


On a more practical level, I am happy to work with clients in person, via email, AVL, or phone.