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Bret John Gibson LLB Graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Laws in 1986.
Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the New Zealand Bar in 1986.
Worked for Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co. (located in NZ).
Moved to Rarotonga, Cook Islands to BGH and became a partner of the firm in 1989 and remains a partner until today. Specialises in banking and finance, commercial and corporate law and civil litigation. Has considerable experience in giving legal advice to international clients including law firms and banks acting in respect of, or in connection, with Cook Island International companies or Cook Islands International Trusts.
Has been involved in most of the Cook Islands Asset Protection Trusts litigation either for creditors or the trusts themselves. Current President of the Cook Island Law Society.
Bret Gibson

Tina Pupuke Browne LBB Graduated from Canterbury University with a Bachelor of Laws in 1979.
Admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor to the New Zealand Bar in 1980.
Worked for Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co. (located in NZ).
Returned to Rarotonga, Cook Islands in 1981 and worked for the Crown Law Office.
Moved to BGH in the same year and became a partner of that firm in 1985.
Specialises in all areas of land law including land rights according to local custom, purchase sale and lease of commercial and residental properties, the financing of property transactions, preparation of Wills and Trusts, estate administration and family law. Gernerally acknowledged as the country's leading practitioner in the area of land law. A former member of the Public Expenditure Review Comitee and former Supervisory Comission Board, a recently formed Board whose function includes licensing and regulating financial institutions in the Cook Islands.

Karen Jane Harvey LLB Graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Laws in 1986.
Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the New Zealand Bar in 1986.
Worked for Phillips Fox from 1986 to 1992, initially as a staff solicitor and subsequently as a senior associate of the firm (located in NZ).
Following the birth of her first child employed by Wellington Polytechnic initially as a lecturer and subsequently as a lecturer and examiner for the legal executive programme from 1993-1995. Moved to Rarotonga in 1995 and commenced employment with BGH in 1997 and became a partner of the firm 2000.
Specialises in domestic and international banking and finance and commercial and property transactions.
Karen Jane Harvey

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