Marty's experience includes two decades working in agencies such as the UK Serious Fraud Office, New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs, the Crown Solicitor’s Office, and as a criminal defence lawyer.
Marty has investigated, prosecuted and defended serious and complex financial crime, including tax trials and a wide variety of regulatory and criminal cases.
Sarah comes from a compelling in-house background providing the firm with strong internal compliance, governance and business support. Prior to joining Robinson Legal she acted as legal counsel for entities operating within the electricity, primary production export sectors and those focused on international business consultancy.
Her two decades of commercial practice includes significant experience in drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts, privacy, IP protection and licensing, health and safety, employment matters, general regulatory and legislative compliance work and lobbying Government for legislative change. At Robinson Legal she turns her hand at supporting the firm in whatever it needs, but also comes with a commercial skill set immensely valuable to our clients.
Nicole is a legal aid provider in criminal (PAL 1), family and mental health matters, a supervised provider in civil matters and holds duty lawyer approval.
She acts for legally aided and private clients with a special interest in all criminal matters, family violence and parenting disputes. Nicole undertakes work across New Zealand including Gisborne, Nelson, Blenheim, Westport, and the wider Wellington area.
Clients value Nicole’s strong advocacy skills and calm, respectful approach in what can be challenging personal circumstances. We admire and really appreciate Nicole’s contribution to Robinson Legal.
She volunteers at the Upper Hutt Citizens Advice Bureau and Wellington Community Law Centre including attending the Rimutaka Prison outreach centre and Epuni Care and Protection Residence.
Nicole grew up in Hawke’s Bay with whakapapa to Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga.
Scott joins Robinson Legal as an experienced criminal lawspecialist with a growing interest and expertise in financial crime. Havingworked as a clerk for a leading criminal barrister in his last year of study in2017, he went on to work for the Public Defence Service in both their Manukauand Wellington offices.
Scott has a passion for advocacy and is a skilled triallawyer in both judge-alone and jury trials, appearing regularly in the Districtand High Court to champion his clients’ best interests. He quickly builds strongrelationships of trust and confidence with his clients; his skills and approachare held in high regard.
In a previous life Scott represented New Zealand as a swimmer and it’s a pleasure having him as part of the Robinson Legal team.
Robinson Legal's team are litigation specialists who bring unparalleled AML/CFT experience to our clients. We have extensive prosecution and defence experience, and have advised government, corporate and individual clients on financial crime, AML/CFT, the full range of criminal cases and regulatory investigations and prosecutions.
Our Principal, Marty Robinson, co-wrote the legal text The AML/CFT Regime: A Practical Guide. Marty has spent two decades in financial crime and associated areas, including investigation and prosecution work at the UK Serious Fraud Office as an Investigative Lawyer and acting as Principal Solicitor at New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs, a Crown Prosecutor at the Crown Solicitor’s Office, and a criminal defence and civil litigation lawyer on his own account and with Robinson Legal.