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Madeline Austin


Madeline has worked in both the public and private sectors for over 18 years.  Following graduation from the University of Canterbury, Madeline practiced in North Otago before moving to England.  In England, she worked in local authorities’ legal teams, before moving to private practice where she specialised in professional discipline, instructed by health professions regulators.  

On her return to New Zealand, Madeline worked at the Ministry of Justice, both in the legal team and the criminal law policy team; and completed an LLM at Victoria University of Wellington.

Madeline’s practice centres on dispute resolution, decision making processes and pre-dispute advice, specialising in administrative, commercial, employment, maritime and local government law.

Position: Principal
Dispute resolution/ Administrative/ Employment/ Maritime/ Local Government
LLB University of Canterbury, LLM (Merit) Victoria University of Wellington
Email: madeline@hflaw.co.nz