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Alisha grew up in Ruakaka, Northland and completed her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Auckland in 2013. During her time studying at University, Alisha worked as a legal assistant at Tamatekapua Law and was an Executive Member of Te Rākau Ture (The Māori Law Students Association) for three years. Alisha was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2014 and practised at Tamatekapua Law before joining Dixon & Co Lawyers when it was established in 2017.
Alisha has appeared in the Family Court, the Māori Land Court, the Māori Appellate Court, the High Court and in various inquiries before the Waitangi Tribunal for a number of Treaty of Waitangi claimants. Her legal interests lie particularly with family law and Māori legal issues. Alisha is a member of the Māori Law Society and of the Family Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society, and is currently contracted as Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in State Care.
Alisha is studying a Master of Laws (Applied Law) specialising in family law and continues her development in te reo me ngā tikanga Māori through Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. Outside of work Alisha enjoys spending time with friends and whānau and relaxing at the beach in Ruakaka.