Senior Associate, Heather Murdoch, joined Trollope & Co (incorporating Maurice Walker) in August 2018. Heather started her career as a lawyer working as a Judges Clerk in the High Court of Christchurch. She continued working as a lawyer specialising in litigation before moving to the Institute of Legal Studies as a litigation Instructor. Together with a friend and colleague she established a private training business, Project Law Ltd. Project Law provided in-house training for law firms and related agencies.
Heather enjoyed 8 years at the Office of the Ombudsman (Parliamentary), the majority of which she was a Senior Investigator. During her time with the Ombudsman she expanded her diverse range of skills, including, investigations, quasi mediation and adjudication skills.
Heather is accredited as an Associate Member of the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand and can be engaged as an Independent Mediator. Heather is also available to carry out workplace investigations where neutral services are required by a business or agency.
Heather's area of practice is dispute resolution.
Outside of work Heather enjoys yoga and strength training and exploring NZ and the world. She tries to fill her world with colour whether it be in the garden, fashion or interior design.
Independent Mediator AAMINZ
Heather is an independent Mediator. Her areas of expertise include:
Civil and Commercial disputes
Schools, Boards of Trustee’s, Tertiary training Institutions and associated providers of education
Health and disabilities
Local government and Government disputes