Rachel Standring

LLB MusB DipChinLang

I moved to New Plymouth to join the Family Law Team at RMY Legal. I love being back by the mountains and the ocean. The tramping and beaches around Taranaki are stunning.

I specialise in immigration and family law but also assist clients with property and other commercial transactions.

As well as my degree in law, I completed a music degree and a certificate in Chinese. This experience comes together well in the areas of immigration and family law and was a key driver for me developing expertise in these specialist areas of the law.

Immigration and family law are both areas of law that never fit in a box as no case is ever really the same as the next. These areas of law can be emotionally driven but I find achieving success for my clients is very rewarding.

In family law we often try to find a compromise that works for everyone, a middle ground, which can be pretty challenging. A compromise that works for everyone often provides the most practical and stable outcome for the people we love. Doing the long, hard yards and helping my clients get the best result at the end is a really great feeling.

One of the most important things to me is being clear with my clients, so everyone understands exactly what’s going on with the case. The other thing is to really listen.