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Lisa Soljan


Lisa Soljan has practiced law since 1995 and has extensive experience in family law. She works exclusively in her chosen specialty of family law, including relationship property, child support, maintenance, parenting and guardianship matters, care and protection of children, international family law and child abduction. She also has experience with cases involving protection of personal and property rights as well as estate litigation under the Family Protection Act. She appears regularly in the Family Court and High Court and has appeared in the Court of Appeal.

Lisa has considerable skill as a litigator. She is a confident and astute advocate in court, and has gained the respect of other counsel and members of the judiciary for her hard work, talent and professionalism.

Lisa has gained considerable experience in child abduction cases involving the Hague Convention, and is regularly instructed by the NZ Central Authority in such cases. Lisa has given expert evidence in the United States District Court as to the applicable New Zealand law on a Hague Convention case. Lisa is on the list of counsel approved to represent children involved in family court litigation. She is counsel on a number of reported cases in the New Zealand Family Law Reports and Family Reports of New Zealand.

Lisa is a member of the New Zealand Family Law Section and has previously undertaken a role on the Section's child support and maintenance standing committee. Lisa has previously been a member of the Auckland District Law Society's family law committee. Lisa has written submissions to the law commission in relation to the Care of Children Act legislation in 2004 and in 2013 appeared before the government select committee considering reforms of the family justice system. Lisa is an author for Thomson Reuters child law commentary.

Lisa does not undertake legal aid or Family Legal Advice Services.

Areas of Practice

Lisa works in all areas of family law including:

Professional memberships

Lisa’s terms of engagement are available upon request.