Genuine Client Testimonials
Over the last number of years, we have the honour of working closely with clients from all around New Zealand and Australia. Below are just a sampling of our clients commendations.
Donna Johnson, Tauranga - phone 027-2309006
“I was one of the complainants (along with Louise Nicholas) who sparked the Commission of Enquiry into Police Conduct held in 2007. Vinay represented our interests as a barrister. (He was recommended to us by a Queens Counsel.) Later he continued his support of us as a MF. Such is my faith in Vinay’s overall skills and professionalism that I became a MF myself and received my initial training almost 2 years ago. Currently I help a lot of women who are victims of wide ranging abuse and need assistance dealing with the police to make sure their greivances are dealt with properly. Phone me if you need help! I also help people with disputes against ACC. McKenzie Friend is the way of the future.”
Elizabeth Clark, Company Director
Tina Peters, Opotiki
“Vinay has assisted our community for over 20 years, first as a solicitor, then as a barrister and then from 2010 as a MF. We call on “Lil Man” if we got whanau having problems and no one else can help them. This is especially so in the family and criminal courts system. If whanau cannot get legal aid then they really have nowhere to turn. The lawyers are too expensive. As a MF in Opotiki who has done the initial training and is familiar with the courts and the processes, I get to help a lot of people in need under Vinay Deobhakta’s on-going training and supervision.”
Rochelle Marumaru, Melbourne
“Our Whanau in Melbourne had problems in the family court here in New Zealand. We used Vinay as a McKenzie Friend to sort the matter out with CYFS. He dealt with everything over the Internet and phone with minimal fuss and reasonable fees. Our lawyers had said it would be really expensive and couldn’t guarantee success.”
Glyn Hogg, New Plymouth
“I had an on-going matter against New Plymouth District Council which had been dragging for years. I was a self-litigant and asked Vinay to attend court and assist me in a Judicial Settlement Conference. We settled. Without Vinay’s support, I can tell you, this simply would not have happened. He brought the parties together and even the Judge thanked him.”
“I had major financial and tax problems and was representing myself against IRD because the lawyers and accountants had not been able to help despite charging heaps. (In fact they had made relations with IRD worse.) Vinay held 2 meetings with IRD and phoned Baycorp with me. After hearing my story both IRD and Baycorp settled with me. It was very clear that the IRD staff respected Vinay”.
Anne Milne, Auckland
“My former partner and I were facing mortgagee sales and bankruptcy. Our bank was NOT assisting. When we contacted Vinay Deobhakta, things changed overnight. The bank listened to him, suddenly we had a bank that was cooperating with us in a difficult situation rather than adding to the mass of problems we were facing. Before we found Vinay we had been round and round in circles and bled dry by lawyers, accountants and other so called “consultants”. When we decided to act for ourselves, Vinay helped us home in on the issues and we sorted it.”