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With lawyers and legal executives across both offices, we are equipped with a wide range of legal knowledge and experience.

We welcome everyone into our offices, whether you're coming straight from the office, school drop off or the farm — step inside so we can get started and get you sorted right away.

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P06 368 9239

Levin

28 Queen Street
Levin, New Zealand, 5510

Wellington

Level 3, Solnet House, 70 The Terrace,
Wellington, 6011

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Rebecca Stoop

LLB (Hons)

P06 825 9220

M021469875

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

Rebecca joined CS Law in 2022. She is a member of the litigation team and acts for clients engaged in criminal, civil and family disputes.

Rebecca has worked in litigation since her admission to the bar in 2015. She has a wide range of experience and appears regularly in the District Court, High Court and Family Court.

Rebecca acts for a variety of clients, including clients charged with criminal offences. She is also able to assist with Family Court matters, including proceedings relating to the care of children, family violence and relationship property. She also has experience in civil litigation, and is able to assist with a range of civil matters, including estate litigation, insurance matters and general civil claims.

Rebecca is a registered legal aid provider for civil, criminal and family matters, and is able to act for clients who require legal aid. She is also a member of a Law Society Standards Committee (which considers complaints against lawyers).

Renée Bayer

LLB (Hons) / BA

P06 366 0175

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

Renée joined the litigation team at CS Law in 2022. She is an experienced advocate across the criminal, civil and family jurisdictions.

After completing her studies at the University of Auckland, she spent two years as a Judges’ Clerk at the District Court, followed by four years working as a Solicitor at a litigation firm in Lower Hutt.

Renée appears regularly in the District Court acting for clients facing a variety of criminal charges. She also appears in the appellate Courts (including the High Court and Court of Appeal) for the purposes of criminal appeals. She is experienced in drafting limited license for clients who have been suspended as a result of excess demerit points and as a result of a conviction for a driving offence.

Renée has experience in the District and High Courts acting for both Plaintiffs and Defendants in the context of civil claims. One of her areas of interest in the civil context is elder law, where she has experience advocating for clients in the context of undue influence. She also has experience advising and representing clients in the employment context.

Renée also appears regularly in the Family Court and is able to assist with family matters, including parenting disputes and family violence matters (for both Applicants and Respondents).

Renée is a lead provider for criminal, civil and family legal aid.

Our people and story

CS Law (formerly Cullinane Steele) have been looking after individuals, families and businesses for generations, delivering practical advice so you can make important decisions with confidence.

Our Litigators, Solicitors, Legal Executives and support staff have a wide range of experience and knowledge. We are equipped to handle your needs, with a portfolio of commercial business, property, litigation, family and rural clients, we are big on service and trade on our reputation. In 2021 CS Law established a litigation team enabling CS Law to offer a one-stop legal service to our clients. Our litigation team can deal with your criminal, family, relationship or Hague Convention cases.

2022 sees us open a second office in the Wellington CBD to allow us to service our Wellington based clients, and providing more choice for our Kapiti Coast clients, now having the choice to travel in either direction. CS Law prides itself on offering practical advice and effective solutions.

Talk to the experts and we will look after you.

Associations

As a member of NZ Law we are in touch with law firms all around the country, ensuring that we have the latest legal information at our fingertips.

Member firms practise in a wide range of legal disciplines ranging from business law, home buying and selling, immigration law and intellectual property to aviation law, viticulture and tourism. Cullinane Steele is able to utilise the services of NZ Law legal experts from across the country in order to solve your unique legal problem.