Are you a solicitor in need of a second opinion on a dispute? Do you need a reliable source to look after your litigation?  Or  are you looking to appoint a arbitrator to determine a dispute?

Maybe you are an individual and have found yourself in a business or personal dispute?

Whether as Counsel or as an Arbitrator Jody will always be professional and direct - her ethos is 'courage, excellence and the celebration of diversity


Jody takes a frank and direct approach to best advise and improve your position. She will promptly identify key strengths and weaknesses in your case, provide informed opinions and is also available for instruction to run your case.

Experience and efficiency are Jody Foster’s keys to excellence as she provides the best solutions for you.

Jody will bring the same skills and efficiency to the new role of Arbitrator


 Principal areas of her litigation and advice practice include:

  •    Property disputes
  •    Contract disputes

 Areas of advice or service in relation to civil proceedings include:

  • Applying for or opposing applications to sustain and remove caveats and notices of claim
  • Applying for or opposing applications to set aside Statutory Demands and Bankruptcy notices
  • Company liquidation proceedings
  • Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Relationship property proceedings
  • Unit Title disputes
  • Tribunal proceedings where Counsel are allowed

If instructing her as a Barrister an instructing solicitor is required.


Jody has a successful history practicing in civil litigation for over thirty years. For over twenty years she has been a Barrister Sole operating from Princes Court in Auckland.  She is now based in South Waikato but is happy to travel as necessary.  She has appeared in the District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Jody was admitted in 1986 and practiced as a Solicitor at Buddle Findlay, Speechly Bircham (London) and Russell McVeagh before moving to the independent bar in 1996.

 Throughout her career Jody has made several significant achievements. She authored ‘A Practitioners Guide to the Property Law Act 2007’ and Chapter 9 of Hinde McMorland & Sim, ‘Land Law’ on line and loose-leaf, and ‘Principles of Real Property Law’.

Jody is a member of the New Zealand Bar Association, the Auckland Women Lawyers Association and has been on the Faculty of the NZLS Litigation Skills programme since 2000.  


Phone: 0274751668


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