ABOUT | Sharon Greig ~ Law Graduate/ Researcher
Although Sharon is imported from the Hawkes Bay, she’s been here so long, she reckons she is nearly a local.
Sharon’s first experience of Northland was visiting her boyfriend’s mum at Tapuaetahi for Christmas in 1994. Unsurprisingly, she proceeded to fall in love – both with the husband-to-be and the Far North. She moved here 19 years ago.
In those 19 years, she has immersed herself in the Far North lifestyle. She has learnt to surf, tie fishing knots, skipper a boat, put down a hangi and become a gardener. A
Sharon is a fledgling toastmaster in Kerikeri, a supporter of Foster Hope and the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park. She considers the cultural diversity of our community as a good thing and loves to meet people from Northlands varied walks of life, which is a handy attribute for a lawyer.
Prior to qualifying in law, Sharon developed a wealth of life and work experience in hospitality, business, project management, events and marketing. Six years ago, Sharon decided to pursue a law degree with the aim of becoming a lawyer & barrister. She continued to work full-time whilst commuting to Hamilton as a full-time law student – yes, she is a little crazy, but her perseverance evidences her never-say-die attitude which she applies to her legal work.
Now she is qualified and has a strong interest in resource management, environmental law, employment law, Maori land law, and intellectual property law, all of which sync perfectly in her role of supporting Kerikeri lawyer Jo Baguley and Atlas Legal’s range of law they provide to their clients.
Outside of work, like most of us, Sharon loves to spend time with her friends and family. She adores the wild unspoiled beauty of the Bay of Islands and the Far North and spends as much time out of doors enjoying it as she can. Sharon is very versatile, an excellent communicator and listener. She also makes a mean paella, is a self-confessed book addict and beach-lover.