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Forget stuffy, vanilla lawyers in dark suits. You’ll discover that at Family Law Results we’re more about sequins, sneakers, home baking and getting outside. Most of all, we’re perfectly imperfect humans, just like you!

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Selina-jane Trigg

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together” – Marilyn Monroe

Family Law Results is the creation of Selina-jane Trigg.

At the age of 6, Selina’s life ambitions were to leave school at 15 to work on the cosmetics counter at her local mall and then go on to win Miss New Zealand. She achieved neither because, while she loves pretty and shiny things, it soon became apparent Selina was a geek at heart and the law beckoned. 

After a brief foray at a large commercial law firm, Selina found the ideal fit for her technical and interpersonal skills in family law.

As a child of divorced parents, a step-mother and mother, Selina understands the importance, and the challenges, of achieving an amicable separation and co parenting after separation. She is committed to helping families move through their difficult times without the Family Court’s intervention. This commitment led her to seek out specialist training as a mediator and a Collaborative Law professional. She regularly attends international education events to ensure her knowledge and skills are at the leading edge of resolution practice.

With over 25 years’ experience as a family lawyer, Selina has practiced in all areas of family law but these days, her main interests are:

  • Helping families respectfully resolve their legal issues as they transition to a new chapter in their family’s life

  • Helping with the legal issues surrounding forming your family through adoption, surrogacy or assisted reproduction.

Selina is a member of the Institute of Directors and has served in governance roles for not-for-profit organisations. She is a past Chair of Collaborative Resolution NZ. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors of IACP, the first New Zealander to be appointed to this role. In October 2023, she takes up the role of President-Elect of the IACP.


Selina is also interested in law reform. Most recently, she was part of a working group that prepared the NZ Law Society's submissions to the Law Commission in its review of surrogacy law and she presented the NZ Law Society's submission on surrogacy law reform to Parliament's Health Committee. In 2022, she was named a recipient of a Borrin Foundation travel & learning award that enabled her to attend the International Surrogacy Forum in Denmark and further her work in surrogacy law reform.


An engaging speaker and educator, Selina regularly presents seminars, conference workshops and trainings for lawyers and has taught, guest lectured and judged moot courts at Auckland’s two Universities.

Away from work, Selina is found either spending time with her family, cooking, on her mountain bike burning off her chocolate obsession, or shamelessly binge-watching Bravo.

What our clients say...

“Many thanks for taking care of this for us, Selina. You are a Legend!”

- A.K

“In a very distressed state, I made a phone call to Selina and knew almost instantly I had made the right decision. Selina’s compassion, guidance and expert advice that day continued throughout a prolonged and difficult separation, resulting in a brilliant outcome. I am so very grateful to you, Selina, and your great team”

- K.S

“Selina is an amazing, strong woman and an absolute inspiration to me over the course of my legal matter. I can see a future for myself, something that had long felt like a pipe-dream”

- L

Meet The Rest Of The FLR Team

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Kate Appleton

Landscape architect in the making but, in the office, Kate keeps everything in the Christchurch office humming (including the plants!)


Dannielle Cripps

Environmental science brainbox but, for FLR, she is a ninja at calming the admin craziness.

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Mark Greenslade

Software and strategy whizz. Creator of killer spreadsheets. 

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