Welcome to Devonport Law

In an increasingly globalised & impersonal world Devonport Law is a small, independent local law practice committed to working with its clients to make a difference to their lives.

Devonport Law combines the experience and expertise built over years of legal practice with compassion and understanding to focus on client-centred solutions to all issues, either personal or business-related, that require the support of a lawyer.

We will work with you to facilitate and support any of the following: making a will, selling or buying a new property, resolving personal, commercial and financial issues, settling claims or dealing with transactions of any type.

The services we provide are centred on our clients and their needs.

Our primary concern is that together we find solutions that are satisfying and of value.


John Waugh LLM (Hons) CFTP

As a long term Devonport resident John has now made the move to Matakana. John has a reputation for loyalty to his clients and a commitment to justice.

After 23 years in banking in both New Zealand and Australia, John established a branch of Daniel Overton Goulding Law in Devonport in 2011.

In 2015 he decided to become more focused on his community and general practice.

John has practised as a solicitor in both Auckland and Sydney where he was a specialist in banking and finance, and has been a champion of ethical business practice.

Outside his busy practice John is Chairman of the Devonport Business Association and of Abilities Group, based on the North Shore.
Cushla Webster LLB

Cushla’s practice reflects one of the cornerstones of community. She is passionate about Family Law and has expertise in complex relationship cases involving family trusts, businesses, economic disparity and spousal maintenance claims.

Cushla provides an empathetic and practical approach to solving problems for clients during times that can be particularly stressful.

Cushla is a founding member of the Collaborative Advocacy Association of New Zealand and a member of the Family Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society.

She is also an elected member of the Auckland District Law Society Family Law Committee, advising on policy and legislation.

Cushla loves music and the Great Outdoors, and is also a member of the Devonport Yacht Club.
Trudie

Trudie has over 25 years' experience in the legal industry as a Personal Assistant and in Litigation Support and is an integral member of the team. At Devonport Law she provides secretarial and litigation support to the directors and has overall control of office management.

Trudie is a local Devonport resident with her two children attending local schools. She is a keen cook and is happiest when holding a fishing rod (with a fish).


We can assist you with any of the following:

Banking; Commercial Law; Farming; Dispute Resolution & Litigation; Conveyancing; Trusts; Wills; Family Law; Trans Tasman; Corporate Law; Senior Law.




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Team Members

Trudie Smith
Personal Assistant
& Litigation Support


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Suite 2 (Upstairs),
10 Victoria Road
Devonport,
Auckland
44 Matakana Valley Road,
Matakana,
Auckland
0800 DEVLAW
0800 338 529


Directors
Cushla Webster
LLB
Phone DDI: 09 445 8963
Mobile: 021 473 469
Email: cushla@devlaw.nz