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What made you decide to become a lawyer?

I became a lawyer because I really enjoy the English language, and to help people overcome difficult problems.


Where did you study law and what was your favourite subject?

Victoria. My favourite subject was environmental law and minerals.


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Go sailing.


Everybody has a superpower - what's yours?

Problem solving


What would you choose as your Mastermind specialist subject?

America's Cup legal challenges


Do you have any hobbies / interests outside of work?

Hanging out with family, sailing, surfing, swimming, diving and having a laugh.

Michael Dewhirst Dewhirst Law Whanganui
  • Subdivision

  • Rural land and business

  • Industry and forests

  • Business sale and purchase

  • Commercial and company law

  • Land and property law

  • Energy and infrastructure

  • Leasing

  • Resource management and consents

  • Public organisations

  • Personal planning and relationships

Complete this sentence: if I wasn’t a lawyer I would be...

...better rested, but just as happy.


What do you love about your job?

People. That’s it. Everything we do is about them.

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