About Us

About Brook Law

We are a Hamilton based Law Firm located at the Northern End of the Central Business District where easy parking is available.

We have over 40 years experience in providing quality advice and service for our clients.

Serving Clients throughout North Island

Our firm has a client base spread throughout the Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty Regions, and beyond. Our clients come from various nationalities, cultures and countries.

We have friendly, competent and willing Solicitors and support staff who act professionally and are able to provide you with excellent service.


Our Team

Maninder Kaur Sidhu Profile

Maninder Sidhu – M.A, LLB


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Email: maninder@brooklaw.co.nz

Phone: 022 600 2950, 07 838 3385 ext 2

Maninder specialises in Family and Immigration matters. She also provides legal advice to the clients on residential and commercial conveyancing, Wills and Trusts and other general legal matters. Maninder is a listed legal aid provider and can assist the family law clients who are eligible to be granted legal aid.

Maninder is actively involved in the Indian community. She has been a member of New Zealand Sikh Society and has provided legal advice on voluntary basis at the legal clinics run by Hamilton District Community Law Centre, Citizens Advice Bureau and other non-profit organisations.

Maninder has multi-language speaking skills. She can provide legal advice to her clients in Hindi, Punjabi and English.


Nancy Burroughs


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Email: nancy@brooklaw.co.nz

Phone: 022 125 5230, 07 838 3385

Nancy joined Brook Law legal team early 2023. Nancy has been involved in the law for over 15 years, initially as a legal secretary for her husband Kerry, and then undertaking legal studies while raising three children. Since admission, Nancy has been employed as a solicitor in the legal firms in Te Awamutu and Hamilton.

Originally from a sheep and wheat farm in central New South Wales, Nancy has now been living in the Waikato region for over 30 years. She has experience in property law, trusts, estates, and elder law.

Aside from work, Nancy is involved in the Anglican church, both at Saint Stephen’s in Tamahere, and Saint Peter’s Cathedral in Hamilton. Currently, Nancy is walking towards completion of the Wilderness Challenge to walk 1200 kms in 12 months. Only 835 km to go.


Shalagh Kavanagh – Ward


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Email: shalagh@brooklaw.co.nz

Phone: 021 240 4747, 07 838 3385

Shalagh is the new face of family law at Brook Law. Having completed her legal studies and been admitted to the bar in 2022, Shalagh has a commitment to representing the firm’s clients in family violence and care of children matters.

She moved to Hamilton to begin her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Waikato. Shalagh joined Brook Law shortly after completing her legal professionals course with IPLS in 2022. Throughout her studies, she volunteered regularly at Community Law Waikato as a caseworker and worked in retail.

In her spare time, Shalagh enjoys the beach, exercising, finding new lunch spots and spending time with her family and friends (and the firm therapy dog Dr. Monty)


Mary Stewart

Registered Legal Executive

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Email: mary@brooklaw.co.nz

Phone: 07 838 3385 ext 6

After returning from overseas in 2000, Mary started working in the legal industry as a receptionist for a large Auckland firm. During her time there, she undertook further studies to become a qualified legal secretary. After moving to a couple of smaller firms within Auckland, she covered conveyancing, estates, general practice and litigation work.

After spending several years working in family law as a Secretary/PA (during which she completed her New Zealand Law Society Legal Executive Diploma in 2011) she began working for Brook Law in April 2015. Since starting at Brook Law, Mary has taken on the role of conveyancing professional; trust account administrator; typist; receptionist and client liaison.

Mary relocated from Auckland to Hamilton in 2010 and outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Amanda Rossbotham

Registered Legal Executive

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Email: amanda@brooklaw.co.nz

Phone: 07 838 3385 ext 4

Amanda is a qualified Legal Executive who has worked in the legal industry for over 30 years in various roles. Amanda is registered with the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives.

Amanda specialises in residential conveyancing, refinancing, wills, powers of attorney and estates and can also assist first home buyers with KiwiSaver withdrawals and HomeStart grants. Outside of work Amanda spending time with her family, friends and her dog.

We are here to help

We are listed Legal Aid providers and are able to represent the clients (in family matters including relationship property) who have insufficient means of pay their legal costs and are eligible for the grant of Legal Aid. We suggest to our clients pragmatic solutions to their family issues.

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