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Madeline Austin


Madeline is an adaptable and experienced lawyer, having worked in both the public and private sectors for over 15 years.  Madeline works in the litigation and local government areas of law.

Following graduation from the University of Canterbury, Madeline practiced in Oamaru before moving to England.  In England, she worked for local authorities before moving to private practice, specialising in professional discipline.  On returning to New Zealand, Madeline worked in the Ministry of Justice’s public and commercial legal team, the criminal law policy team; and completed an LLM.

Madeline moved to Nelson in 2011, and is thrilled to live in such a beautiful and vibrant place. She enjoys yoga, pilates, running, skiing, waterskiing, reading, the arts and music scene, and spending time with her family.

Position: Principal
LLB, University of Canterbury) LLM (Merit), Victoria University of Wellington
Email: madeline@hflaw.co.nz