How I work » Working with you
I prefer to work with people who recognise that going to court should normally be the last resort. In appropriate cases, I believe it's preferable to work together to solve problems rather than embarking on what is typically a stressful and very expensive court process.
I'll provide you with all the information you need to make the best decisions, including whether or not you need a lawyer.
In order to come up with a personalised strategy, a face-to-face consultation is the best start. Our initial meeting is essential because it allows you to explore the potential of appointing me as your legal partner. Family matters necessarily require an amount of communication between you and your lawyer, so it's of the utmost importance that you're working with someone you trust and who understands your situation.
I don't compromise on service so I carefully manage by workload. This means:
I'm easy to get in touch with and available to answer your questions.
I'm aware of the progress of your case and keep you updated.
You can meet with me after hours.
I'll always be your only point of contact.
Your case is handled exclusively by me from beginning to end, apart from perhaps some routine tasks that my instructing solicitor may be required to hand out.
Step one: Schedule an initial meeting with me to discuss your situation.
Step two: As I am a Barrister it is a legal requirement that I am formally retained to work on your behalf by an Instructing Solicitor. It's akin to they way you might
be referred to a specialist by your GP. In the legal world, an Instructing Solicitor is the GP and a Barrister, the specialist.
If you don't already have an instructing solicitor, I can assist you with with organising an instructing solicitor.
"... At all times I felt respected and listened to. My situation was one that needed the attention of an excellent lawyer. I found in Karen Monet exactly that. Karen is the type of person who will put in 110% and that is what makes the difference when choosing someone to represent you. I would never hesitate to recommend Karen Monet to any person who needed legal representation, and if I in the future, required such services again, I would not hesitate to dial Karen's number first" D - West Auckland
"... Thank you for your support. I feel that i couldn't of done this without your help. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart" J - South Auckland
"My separation, which involved my business as part of matrimonial property, was costing me emotionally and financially as it dragged on, seemingly without resolution. I accepted this as inevitable, even blaming myself for the lack of action. Then, due to changed circumstances, Karen Monet took over my case and suddenly, there was someone always there when I called, a reply to my questions and intelligent, decisive advice, which rapidly carried the matter to a good conclusion. Karen is highly professional and she has a warm, supportive personality which gives real reassurance during a difficult and stressful process" - S - East Auckland