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Our two partners are Danny Jacobson (LLB Hons Waikato) and Trudy Marshall (LLB Otago).
We are both barristers and solicitors.


Danny has been admitted as a barrister and solicitor since 1996 and has practised in Tauranga since 1997.  He is experienced in all areas of civil dispute resolution including negotiation, mediation and arbitration.  His wide ranging Court experience includes successful Court of Appeal appearances on employment and statutory interpretation issues, and a number of successful cases in the Employment Court and Employment Relations Authority. His focus is however always on early dispute resolution and he frequently achieves this.

In addition to our specialist areas, Danny is experienced in criminal law including occupational health and safety and fisheries prosecutions, and in general civil litigation matters. 

Danny is a qualified mediator (LEADR).

Prior to commencing law practice, Danny’s work experience included local government management in the regulatory, building and environmental areas.  He has worked as a building inspector, an environmental health officer and has practical building plumbing and drainage experience.  Danny’s management experience provides him with the practical ability to understand and resolve employment problems.


Trudy has been admitted as a barrister and solicitor since 1993. She is experienced in all areas of civil dispute resolution including, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and Court hearings. She draws on that experience in acting for employers and employees, and parties to disputes. She has a high success rate in resolving problems early and cost effectively. Her previous legal expertise includes company issues, contractual claims, debt collection, matrimonial property, trusts issues, building disputes and property disputes.

Trudy has practised both in Dunedin and since 1995, in Tauranga. Her experience includes a management and in-house legal services role in a local council. As a result, she has specialist knowledge of law relating to local government including governance, regulatory, building control and resource management. She has also worked in local government on secondment as a solicitor.

Trudy’s hands on management experience gives her the ability to deal with employment and other problems practically and effectively.