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KATIE PATERSON
LLB BA

Partner

Katie oversees our firm's busy Family Court practice.  

Prior to entering partnership with Matt, Katie practiced on her own account as principal lawyer of her business, Paterson Law and prior to that, Katie worked for a large litigation firm for 8 years. Katie is a senior Family Court lawyer with a focus on Lawyer for Child appointments and has significant experience representing clients in complex Family Court cases.  Katie also undertakes criminal defence work and has undertaken regulatory prosecutions for local authorities.   Katie is a fearless advocate for her clients and is respected for her commitment to achieving the best results for her clients.

katie@patersonanderson.co.nz

021 116 8310

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MATT ANDERSON
LLB

Partner

Matt oversees our firm's criminal and civil litigation practice.  Matt is an experienced litigator who regularly undertakes criminal trial work as well as maintaining a busy Family Court practice, including Lawyer for Child appointments.  Matt is also an experienced civil litigator.  Matt initially commenced practice with a boutique commercial firm in Wellington before spending 11 years at a large litigation practice in Lower Hutt.  Matt brings years of practical experience to the advice he provides clients, with a focus on achieving their desired outcome. Matt is respected for his excellent judgment and fearless advocacy. He is a lawyer that you want in your corner. 


matt@patersonanderson.co.nz

021 381 863


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RENÉE BAYER
LLB (HONS) BA

Associate

Renée joined Paterson Anderson as

an Associate in June 2023 and practices in the areas of criminal defence, family law and civil litigation.  Renée started her career as a Judge's Clerk at the District Court in Manukau. She then worked for a number of years at a litigation firm in Lower Hutt and most recently worked in litigation across the Wellington and Horowhenua regions.  Renée has an extensive knowledge of the law, provides robust legal advice and is a strong advocate for her clients. 

Renée is currently on parental leave.

renee@patersonanderson.co.nz

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LETITIA SMITH
BCJ LLM

Senior Solicitor

Letitia joined Paterson Anderson in January 2023 as a Senior Solicitor.  Letitia previously worked as a specialist criminal defence lawyer and continues to undertake that work.  She also practices in family law litigation with a focus on care of children and family violence cases.  Letitia is calm under pressure and is committed to advocating for her clients' best interests.

letitia@patersonanderson.co.nz 

021 891 428

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VLADIMIR SAMOYLOV
PHD MADVTECHENT LLB BCA

Senior Solicitor

Vlad joined Paterson Anderson in January 2023 as a Senior Solicitor.  Vlad was previously a senior lawyer and head of the immigration team at Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley, assisting vulnerable clients.  Vlad also worked as an adjunct lecturer at Victoria University teaching business law and had started practicing part time on his own account undertaking criminal legal aid work.  He currently practices in the areas of criminal defence and family law litigation.  Vlad brings a mix of life experience and academic knowledge to his files, and works hard to achieve positive outcomes for his clients.

vlad@patersonanderson.co.nz 

021 891 976

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