Ann practised social work for 20 years, employed mainly by NGOs and working with volunteers to support older people, people affected by mental disorders and intellectual disability, and young people at risk through chronic truancy.
Ann then retrained as a lawyer and was admitted to the bar in 2007. After a brief period with the Legal Services Agency Ann joined a Christchurch law firm where she worked almost exclusively with Family Law clients. The bulk of Ann’s work involved domestic violence cases and resolving disputes about care and contact arrangements for children through either the Family Court processes or FDR mediations.
Currently Ann practises as a barrister providing FDR mediations to assist families in working towards agreement on care arrangements that are in children’s best interests and workable for everyone involved.