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Our People

Doug Cowan

Doug Cowan heads Doug Cowan Barristers & Solicitors with a vision to provide clients with exceptional, cost effective and solutions-focused legal services. His collaborative approach is the hallmark of the practice; providing the most effective support for clients.


Jose San Diego

Jose brings the enthusiasm of a recent graduate to the firm while steadfastly applying his knowledge and dedicated work ethic on behalf of clients. He is instrumental in supporting the senior team in client liaison, discovery and administration and has particular interests in civil, employment and building law.

Lucy Gould

As a recently admitted Solicitor, Lucy is an invaluable resource to support the senior team in Auckland and Waiheke. She is enquiring and focused on learning best practice in the application of law across the spectrum of the firm’s services. She has a keen interest in how to deliver practical support for clients as well as the wider team.

Claudia Harnett

Claudia graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in communication studies) in 2017. She was recently admitted and has held a practising certificate since November 2018. Claudia works across a diverse range of matters within the firm’s spectrum and helps liaise with clients, draft court documents and conduct legal research. She has a keen interest in commercial, building and insurance matter disputes and is looking forward to improving and strengthening her advocacy skills, as well as providing cost-effective outcomes for clients.

Jack Rafiei

Jack graduated with LLB (Hons) in 2011, and has over the years developed his skills and expertise in different areas of the law to include, property, commercial, trusts and asset planning, immigration, and dispute resolution. Jack is passionate about achieving cost effect results for clients.

Georgia Vosper

Georgia graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Communications) from the University of Otago in 2017. She was admitted in May 2018 and has held her practising certificate from October 2018. Georgia assists the team across all areas and is focused on developing skills in the broad range of services the firm provides. She is looking forward to gaining more advocacy experience by representing clients in court.

Janette Zhong

Janette is currently in her third year of completing her Bachelor of Laws and Commerce conjoint majoring in Economics and Marketing. Whilst working alongside her studies, she is eager to expand her knowledge in all areas of the law and further develop her research skills. Janette speaks Cantonese and Mandarin, if required” as the point I hired her here for (despite being super chilled and nice/smart) as a youngster who may become permanently employed is to we are now with Jack who is very focused on immigrant clients, mainly the Chinese. I was aiming to have them work together.

Doug Cowan
Barristers & Solicitors

We provide expert legal services from generalist legal support through to civil, criminal, commercial, property and relationship law. We regularly work on behalf of other legal firms in our areas of speciality and are proud to deliver a quality standard every client can depend upon.


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