Penny specialises in all areas of law that affect people's relationships, often in difficult circumstances and with conflicting interests. Although family law can be a challenging area she provides clear and detailed advice regarding the law. In spite of the emotionally charged situations that Penny often advises on, she succeeds because she remains calm, focused, caring and thoughtful.
Her goal is to help her clients find solutions rather than to escalate the conflict. She is also well aware that often practical and emotional answers are required rather than simply applying the law. Penny's negotiation skills often achieve fair results for her clients without the need and expense of Court hearings.
Penny leads the Cavell Leitch relationships team which has established itself as one of the best family law teams in New Zealand.
Assisted in a mult million dollar matrimonial involving farm land.
Drafting property relationship agreement for a couple to contract out of the default provisions of the Property (Relationships Act).
Successfully appointed welfare guardian for incapacitated person.
LL.B (Hons) Canterbury 1995
Relationships (Family) Team
Ms Henderson has dealt with my case with outstanding professionalism and impeccable efficiency to achieve the best settlement possible. She came highly recommended and considering I am on the other side of the world, this has never caused a problem.
Lena Austin – Legal Secretary