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Tony Sweetman    
Barrister and Solicitor - Director

As a Barrister and Solicitor, Tony has gained significant experience in all aspects of General Practice and is a well known Specialist Family Lawyer.  Tony in the past has been a partner with Coupe Davidson Sweetman and more recently with McVeagh Fleming.

Tony places particular emphasis on negotiated and mediated outcomes, is a fully trained collaborative lawyer and where necessary will represent you in the Family Court.  For more information on collaborative law, see the Collaborative Law Website.

Tony has significant experience in the areas of relationship property, family trusts and estate planning.

Tony is married to Kay, has two adult daughters and enjoys mountain biking, tennis, golf and touch rugby.

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Support Team

Tony is very ably supported by his team comprising of Julia Money, Carolyn Harrison, Debbie Fillery, Greer Sweetman, Nina Sekerovic, and Diana Chichester.

Julia Money    
Senior Solicitor

Julia graduated from Auckland University in 2008 with conjoint bachelor degrees in Law and Arts from Auckland University.  She began her career in the commercial property team of a large Auckland law firm.  In 2010 Julia made the switch to family law where she has remained since, regularly appearing in the family court.   Julia advises clients on all areas of family law, including relationship property, maintenance, child support, parenting and family protection act matters.  Julia has a young family and enjoys playing netball and running in her spare time.

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Carolyn Harrison    
Legal Executive

Carolyn has worked as a legal executive for 25 years and enjoys all aspects of conveyancing work.  Carolyn joined the team at Sweetman Law in 2011.  Carolyn enjoys travelling and rowing with a bit of running for cross training.

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Debbie Fillery     
Personal Assistant

Debbie is Tony's personal assistant and ensures that the office is managed efficiently and professionally.  Debbie has worked in law firms for 15 years. Debbie is married and has two young daughters.  Debbie enjoys marathon running, triathlons and spending time on Waiheke.

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Greer Sweetman  

Receptionist/Legal Assistant

Greer is the receptionist and legal assistant to Tony, Julia and Debbie.  She has worked in this firm for 3 years and has completed part of the Legal Executive Diploma.  Greer has also spent time in Dunedin studying and has completed a Marketing Diploma.  Greer enjoys being outdoors going for bush walks, kayaking, snowboarding and yoga. 

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Diana Chichester  


Diana joined the team at the end of 2015 on a part time basis and looks after  the financial aspects of the business.  Diana is married and has two grown up daughters.  Diana enjoys bush walks, travelling and tending her large garden.

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Nina Sekerovic 

Legal Executive

Nina joined the Sweetman Law team in 2016.  Having recently completed her Legal Executive Diploma, she thoroughly enjoys conveyancing, estates and trust work.  Nina also has a Business Diploma in Applied Management.  Away from the office, Nina enjoys travelling, hiking, spending time on the beach and good food.

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