Barrister first speaker at club
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.