Who am I? Zoë Lawton, legal nerd. I specialise in family and criminal law.
What do I do? I undertake research for clients on existing law, law reform, as well as legal policy, data and technology. Specific topics I've researched include: paternity, sperm and egg donation, surrogacy, separation, relationship property, adoption, assisted dying, organ donation, transmission of sexually transmitted infections, family violence, sexual harassment, court systems and procedure, the Judiciary and government agencies including Police, Ministry of Justice and the Department of Corrections.
What can I do for you? I can research any specific issue or general topic and explain the findings in a user friendly format. I have experience writing discussion papers, reports, summaries, guidelines, protocols, training material, articles, speeches, website content, social media content, plus lots other stuff. You name it and I can create it.
Credentials? I've got a Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws and have been admitted to the New Zealand bar. I started my career working for the Principal Family Court Judge of New Zealand then became an independent contractor. Clients include the Ministry of Justice, Victoria University of Wellington, DNA Diagnostics, Seattle Sperm Bank and individual barristers such as Margaret Casey QC. I also write legal articles Stuff and VICE. Feel free to check out my LinkedIn profile for more details.
Where am I? Currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. I can work remotely if you're based elsewhere in New Zealand or overseas. Alternatively, I can travel to you and work on site.
Want to get in contact? Flick me an email at email@example.com