Trish Amor-Davy, LLB
Leading the BEST TEAM (or “Besties” as they are affectionately known in the office) is Trish Amor-Davy. A proud Te Atiawa girl originally from New Plymouth, Trish and husband Jason raised their family on the Kapiti Coast before moving to north to Foxton. They both enthusiastically support their local community regularly. Trish had served on the Board of Trustees at a local Kapiti school for many years & was also a pioneer member, then Chairperson, of the school’s Whanau Support Group. Her passion for people lead Trish to coach hundreds of kids in different sports teams & she has also informally mentored young law students in the early years of their studies. Trish is always looking for fun and approaches life with positive enthusiasm.
When the opportunity to set up a new law firm arose back in 2013, Trish embraced the challenge. Prior to establishing the firm Trish spent numerous years practising in three very different general practice firms on the Kapiti Coast. As a result of this exposure, Trish has varied experience in many areas of law but particularly enjoys working in the areas of family law, property law and all areas of elder law.
In her spare time (....all 10 minutes of it) she loves to hang out with her favourite people in the world, buy more shoes than she could possibly wear (then donate unworn shoes to charity!), walk her dog Kobe on the beach and practice new interpretive dance moves.
Vicki took up the role of Practice Manager in 2017 when the Firm opened a second office in Foxton. Vicki brings more than 30 years experience in Office Management, Human Resources & Payroll. Vicki brings a practical approach to the role and is able to call upon insights gained from having owned her own business in the past. In her spare time she enjoys long walks on the beach, roller skating derbys and sampling fine wines.
Mark Duston LLB, PG Dip Bus Admin (Dispute Resolution)
Mark joined the BEST TEAM as a Senior Solicitor in July 2020. He practices out of both the Kapiti and Foxton offices. Before taking up a career as a lawyer Mark was a Photo Engraver, Police Officer (for 20 years), HR Professional, Operations Manager, Adult Educator and Management Consultant all of which have helped him develop an ability to identify and develop pragmatic solutions to legal problems.
After completing his LLB, as an adult student Mark worked as a generalist lawyer with an emphasis on litigation and family law for a firm in Porirua before becoming the Principal; then opened a second office in Levin before leaving that firm to join another Levin firm.
Mark has lived and worked in Kapiti/Horowhenua areas with his wife Rhonda for the last 20 years. He has a strong sense of social justice, has volunteered free legal advice via the Citizens Advise Bureau for over a decade and worked for over 16 years with a Charitable Trust assisting youth at risk. He has also been a member of various boards and committees. When he’s not working Mark can be found either enjoying time with his family, playing golf, walking his dog Millie or being a sports couch potato.
Adam Kaveney-Gibb LLB
Adam is our staff solicitor at Best Practice. After completing his LLB and BA (majoring in Te Reo and History) through Victoria University, he travelled overseas before joining our team. Adam has a keen eye for detail and his areas of focus include Conveyancing, Trusts and Commercial transactions. He is Kapiti Coast born and bred and outside of work he is an avid fisherman, music lover and enjoys creating origami. In his spare time Adam is writing a novel, socialising with family and friends and obsessing over the latest sports results!!
Trust Account Manager
Carol is the Trust Account Manager at Best Practice, she has been with the firm since we first opened the doors. Carol has many years experience working within the legal profession. Her role is varied and covers a range of secretarial work, account management and personal assistant duties. Carol has lived on the Kapiti Coast for 32 years and has volunteered in many community activities such as being kitchen hand at the Mary Potter Hospice, delivering the Meals on Wheels for Red Cross, and she is currently a Trustee of the Kapiti/Horowhenua Life Education Trust. When Carol isn't working or volunteering in the community she spends her free time gardening, playing golf and enjoying time with her gorgeous grandchildren 'twinnies'.
Registered Senior Legal Executive
Until relocating recently to Waikanae Beach, Lynne had lived her entire life in the Manawatu. Lynne grew up on a farm and went on to raise her two children with her husband in the area. As an avid learner over the past 10 years as well as working fulltime, Lynne studied part time gaining both a Diploma in Management and her Legal Executive Diploma. From owning her own business with her husband for 10 years, to working in real estate and management of a shopping mall, Lynne has gained good knowledge of a broad range of general practice legal transactions. In her spare time Lynne enjoys walking on the beach, spending time with family and renovating her new home. She may also run for Mayor in the next local election.
Registered Legal Executive
Annette is one of the Legal Executives at Best Practice and has been with the firm since July 2017 after completing her Legal Executive Diploma back in 2015. Her role is varied but she specializes in conveyancing transactions. Annette, originally from Hawkes Bay, has lived on the Kāpiti Coast for 10 years and is the proud Mum of two young sons Dylan and Robert. In her spare time Annette loves taking her boys out to the park, swimming lessons and community activities as well as knitting whenever she gets a chance. Annette has a keen sense of humor and may possibly consider a career in stand up comedy in the distant future, but for now shes relishing the role she is in.