The Robinson Legal Team

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Marty Robinson

Marty Robinson

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 Mann

Sarah Mann

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 sent immensely valuable to our clients.

Sam McDonald

Sam McDonald

Sam joined Robinson Legal in early 2020, having previously worked as a teacher, a government policy advisor and a criminal litigator in Auckland. He is a qualified Duty Lawyer and a Ministry of Justice Legal Aid Provider. As well as litigation, Sam works on AML/CFT independent audits and other AML/CFT compliance matters.

Sam brings his experience as a former teacher and former public servant into his work at Robinson Legal. He is passionate about getting the best possible results for the firm's clients. In his own time Sam is a marriage celebrant and enjoys surfing along the Wellington south coast and spending time with friends and family.

Sam McCarthy

Sam McCarthy

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Sam Joined Robinson Legal in mid-2020. He specialises in criminal law and also acts on the firm’s civil and High Court proceeds cases.  He has criminal and civil legal aid approvals, has a passion for protecting New Zealand’s most vulnerable, and thrives in providing non-judgmental advocacy services to those who find themselves in legal strife.

Sam’s previous experience working at the Public Trust also makes him invaluable in some of the firm’s AML/CFT cases, being highly proficient in wills, trusts and estates.

In his spare time, Sam is an avid Cricket and Rugby fan who can be found in the sun, preferably at the beach.

Hugo Porter

Hugo Porter

Hugo specialises in criminal litigation and proceeds of crime work, with the latter falling under the civil jurisdiction. He holds Ministry of Justice approvals to represent legally aided clients in both civil and criminal matters, as well as acting in many of Robinson Legal's privately funded cases.

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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.