Ngāti Hako, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahungunu,
BA / LLB (The University of Auckland)
Coral joined Wackrow Williams & Davies Ltd in September 2013 as a part-time law clerk. She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in August 2014 and began working as a Solicitor in the firm. Coral has recently been promoted to the position of Senior Associate.
Coral works in a variety of practice areas and has built up a strong foundation in private client practice including dealing with property conveyancing, relationship property, wills, trusts and estate matters. Other key areas of practice for Coral include Litigation and Māori Legal Issues which has seen her appear in the Tenancy Tribunal, Waitangi Tribunal, Māori Land Court and High Court (Judicial Review and Marine and Coastal Area applications).
Coral has also assisted with receiving Crown notices and Crown offers in respect of Commercial Redress for the Tamaki Collective and with reviewing draft settlement legislation and researching and providing advice to Ngāti Pukenga on the Crowns Charitable Purposes exemption as it relates to the offer of Commercial Redress.
Coral is interested in assisting and advising Māori groups with post-settlement governance and asset management and protection for future generations.
In 2017 Coral completed the Ka Eke Poutama Rangatahi into Leadership and Governance Programme run by Te Whare Hukahuka and in late 2018 took up positions as Board Member of Youthlaw and Netball Manurewa.
Coral is an alumni of the University of Auckland where she was a dedicated member of Te Rakau Ture, Māori Law Students Association for a number of years before being elected Co-President in 2012. She also worked part time in administration and finance for a private training establishment in South Auckland. In her spare time, Coral enjoys travelling overseas, playing netball and spending time with her whānau.