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Services included

  • Criminal
  • Family
  • Civil
  • Relationship Property
  • Employment
  • Limited licence applications

Not everything always goes to plan and when that happens we are here to help you.

Disputes can arise in a range of circumstances, and they can be difficult to navigate as they are often very stressful for all people involved. Ideally, disputes would be resolved internally but sometimes disputes can grow more complex and harder to resolve resulting in outside help — This is where we come in.

Our team of litigators has a vast array of experience in many different areas of dispute. Importantly, our litigators also know how to deal with disputes and avoid formal court processes where that is both desirable and possible. In our experience, most disputes can be resolved outside of court.

Where court is unavoidable or necessary, our litigators have a great deal of direct experience in the complete range of dispute resolution forums such as courts, tribunals, appeal authorities and the like. We can help you find your way through them.

Although we cannot guarantee outcomes, we can ensure you are professionally represented and that your views are clearly expressed to the court. We can also help you challenge the other parties’ allegations when they do not stand up to scrutiny.

Most importantly, we will represent you sympathetically and listen to you and your instructions rather than just push ahead — We are there to support you and respect that the case is ultimately your case. We will go into bat for you and your interests.

Meet the team

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Daniel Vincent


P06 366 0179

Hi, I'm Daniel.
I'm a Director and I specialise in Dispute Resolution, Employment Law, Family Law, Litigation and Relationship Property.

Daniel specialises in complex family litigation, often involving international and cross border issues.

He appears regularly in appellate jurisdictions, most recently in respect of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction but also on relationship property and trust matters.

In addition to his private practice, he also maintains a busy Lawyer for Child practice.

He has over 20 years’ experience in litigation and is an experienced advocate in both appellate and trial contexts.

Having led the family team at Thomas Dewar Sziranyi Letts in Wellington for a number of years, he has recently joined CS Law where he leads the Disputes Resolution Team.

Peter McKenzie-Bridle




Hi, I'm Peter.
I'm a Director and I specialise in Employment Law, Family Law and Litigation.

Peter specialises in resolving disputes that arise in a variety of relationships such as between people who are separating, and between employers and employees. Peter’s diverse background working in different environments such as IT, social work, and law helps him remain grounded and focused on negotiating the realistic solutions to complex problems.

Where a matter cannot be resolved by agreement through negotiation, Peter is also experienced in presenting cases in court and has appeared in the Family Court, Employment Court, High Court, and a variety of other forums.

Peter is married to Kate and they live in Wellington. They have 3 adult children, 2 cats and a dog. When he’s not at work, you may find Peter surfing the waves at Lyall Bay, spending time with his family, or at St Michael’s Anglican Church in Kelburn.

Hi, I'm Chris.
I'm an Associate and I specialise in Dispute Resolution, Family Law, Litigation and Relationship Property.

Chris joined CS Law in 2022. He is a member of the litigation team and is experienced in representing clients engaged in Family Court disputes, including relationship property, care of children, family violence and estate claims. He is able to assist clients with general civil, insolvency and ACC matters.

After graduating from the University of Otago Chris spent time as a Registrar at the Wellington District Court before spending 3 years working as a solicitor at a Lower Hutt litigation firm.

Chris is a registered legal aid provider in civil and family cases.

Imogen Hensman

LLB (Hons)

P04 830 0928

Hi, I'm Imogen.
I'm an Associate and I specialise in Criminal, Dispute Resolution, Family Law and Litigation.

Imogen joined CS Law in mid-2023. She is a member of the litigation team and is able to assist clients with general civil, criminal, and family disputes.

After graduating from the University of Auckland in 2019, Imogen worked as a Judge’s Clerk at the Supreme Court for two years, and then spent a year and a half at a small Wellington firm specialising in criminal defence law. Imogen is experienced in presenting cases in court and has appeared in the District Court, Family Court, Special Circumstances Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

Imogen is married to Thomas and they live in Porirua. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, surfing, skiing, doing youth work, and being involved in her local church and community.

Alex Johnson

P04 830 0906

Hi, I'm Alex.
I'm a Law Clerk and I specialise in Dispute Resolution, Employment Law and Litigation.

Alex joined CS Law in 2023 and works in our Litigation Team.

Alex graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Relations. During his studies, Alex worked as a community youth worker for young people in Wellington and Porirua.
In his spare time, Alex is an avid hockey player and enjoys a round of golf.