About Us

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Paul Paino Partner

Born in Island Bay and educated at St. Patrick’s College, Silverstream, Paul was admitted to the bar 30 years ago. He specialises in serious criminal cases, complex matrimonial disputes and will disputes.

Email: paul@paino-robinson.co.nz

Brenda McDonald Legal Executive

Brenda lives in Upper Hutt and has been with Paino & Robinson for over 25 years. She is a registered Legal Executive specialising in conveyancing, estate administration, and trust administration.

Email: brenda@paino-robinson.co.nz


Mark Ligtenberg Legal Executive

Mark has 27 years experience as a Legal Executive with Paino & Robinson. He is an associate member of the Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society. He specialises in conveyancing, sub-division and administration of trusts.

Email: mark@paino-robinson.co.nz

Shane Robinson Partner

Shane was raised and educated in the Hutt Valley. 

He was admitted to the Bar in 1989.  He has 17 years’ experience in general practice specialising in criminal, family, and employment law.  He holds a Masters Degree in law (with Honours) from Victoria University.

Email: shane@paino-robinson.co.nz