Rachael Chandra joined Cook Morris Quinn in October 2012 as a litigation solicitor, working at the City branch of CMQ with Partner, Chris Morris.  Rachael’s experience in this time involved working on a wide variety of matters including, liquidations, bankruptcies, FMA  charges against directors of finance companies, debt recovery, leaky building claims, claims under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act, proving and correcting Wills, and claims against Estates.

Rachael now works in the Commercial team at Westgate, following a short break from work for approximately six months.

Rachael brings to this role her general litigation experience, experience as an insurance lawyer following her time with Fortune Manning Lawyers, and resource management, local government, and construction law experience following her time with Auckland Council as in-house Counsel.

Rachael thoroughly enjoys getting to know her clients and being able to deliver for them the best results possible.  Rachael takes a lot of pride in being a part of CMQ as she believes it is a firm with a great reputation, and having staff who make their clients feel comfortable and looked after.

During her time at Auckland University, Rachael mentored students at Kelston Girls High School through the Auckland University Mates Programme, which she found very rewarding.  Rachael hopes someday to be able to give more of her time to mentoring young people and steering them in a more positive direction, given the mounting complexities drugs, social media and unstable family environments play in their young lives.

In her personal life, Rachael enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching Rugby League (avidly supports the Melbourne Storm), and watching netball, be it the ANZ Championships or the Silver Ferns.  Rachael also enjoys singing, and music in general, and, together with her brothers and nephews tries to fit music into her life as much as possible.


Contact Details

Email: rachael.chandra@cmqlaw.co.nz

Telephone:  09 831 0033

Location:  Westgate

Rachael’s secretary is Joy Farrow who can be contacted by email on joy.farrow@cmqlaw.co.nz or 09 831 0186.