Bar­ris­ter first speaker at club

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

The Toko­roa Rakanui Club, founded in 1968, had its first meet­ing of the year with An­to­nia Fisher, a bar­ris­ter from Auck­land.

Rakanui Club pres­i­dent, Genny Hall, in­tro­duced An­to­nia ad­vis­ing that she was the el­dest daugh­ter of Jim and Ngaire Fisher who had eight chil­dren, three of whom did law, in­clud­ing her brother Paul who took over his fa­ther’s prac­tice here in Toko­roa.

An­to­nia spoke about her ca­reer as a bar­ris­ter. She ini­tially worked for her fa­ther in the Pu­taruru branch of Clancy Fisher be­fore mov­ing to Auck­land when she be­came a part­ner in a large city firm for 15 years be­fore go­ing out on her own as a bar­ris­ter in 2003. An­to­nia spoke about her two area’s of in­ter­est in the law: re­la­tion­ship prop­erty and med­i­cal law. She also spoke of tak­ing the case against Dr Bot­trill to the Privy Coun­cil in Lon­don in 2002 which she won.

The club is look­ing for­ward to its next meet­ing on March 18, where they will hear from the ed­i­tor of the South Waikato News Florence Kerr.

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