Tina read for and completed her LLB (honours) degree at the University of Auckland. Tina is a motivated worker, driven to obtain the best results for her clients and is now a member of the ADLS Property Disputes Committee.
After four years with award winning Boutique law firm, Queen City Law, Tina Hwang has practised mainly in property law (residential, commercial, construction and litigation). This work has merged from assisting first time home buyers and holding their hand through the seemingly overbearing processes involved or alternatively helping expert property developers and dealers in multiple transactions. Tina has also been involved with various commercial acquisitions and disputes; construction projects (large and small- including new and recladding) as well as negotiating the tenders and construction contracts; and with mediation and litigation.
Being client-centric Tina has also taken on numerous employment cases (both employer and employee) and the consequent mediation and settlements. Tina has even attended a number of District Court hearings successfully defending/mitigating a number of criminal charges for some of our clients and has continued to keep pace with the diverse range of expertise a boutique law firm and its client’s demand and deserve. Tina recently successfully appealed a criminal sentencing in the Hamilton High Court, successfully opposed a caveat matter in the Christchurch High Court and has prevented a dog from being destroyed in the Auckland District Court.
Born in South Korea, but raised in New Zealand, Tina is completely bilingual. She loves sports including hockey, badminton and soccer and also has a passion for the beach and innovative art. Tina is interested in helping the youth community. She was the President of a charitable organisation promoting the awareness of multicultural identity (Kowiana Association of New Zealand) and was further a committee member of the Korean New Zealand Business Council being mindful of the need to build economic ties between South Korea and New Zealand. Tina has recently co-organised several children’s project called the “Our Children, Our Community” in Christchurch and Auckland (twice) inviting children from low decile schools or disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in a day of fun and inspiration with a police man, fireman, entertainer, designer and sports person supported by the firm and local businesses.
Tina considers communication with clients one of the most fundamental building stones in practicing law and aims to keep her clients informed and aware of the seemingly complicated legal processes involved in legal work. Tina believes her experience as a legal executive often means she can attend to legal matters far more efficiently that a lot of other lawyers and this is of significant benefit to clients.
Tina has also been intricately involved in remedial work totalling some NZ$30M on a couple of the first major multi unit leaky building settlements and construction issues associated with these projects. This has necessitated working very closely with Marcus and Tina has, in a very condensed period of time, developed expertise in terms of construction issues associated with high-rise remedial works. Queen City Law is certain Tina will continue to have a very bright future in the law.
Tina Hwang Lawyer LLB (Hons)
Queen City Law Level 8,
203 Queen Street
PO Box 6908, Wellesley Street Auckland
DDI:+64 9 970 8824