Cheryl Drought

Solicitor Mark Copeland Lawyers

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Level 1, GJ Gardner Building 284 Te Ngae Road
Rotorua PO Box 6083, Rotorua, 3043 New Zealand

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Cheryl holds an LLB (1st Class Hons) and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.  Cheryl has also successfully completed her post-graduate studies in Accountancy and currently studying towards her Masters of Applied Law, doing a double major in Trust, Wills & Estates and Family Law.

Cheryl has over 25 years’ experience in accounting, finance and taxation for SMEs, including owning and operating a registered tax agency for 18 years.  Her experience includes start-up company advice, audit, due diligence, software installation and training, business planning, taxation, compliance and financial structuring.

Cheryl’s legal interests and skills include Property and Commercial Law, Family Law, Dispute Resolution, Environmental Law, Cyber Law and achieved a high-grade for her honours dissertation on the Law of International Trade (Cross-Border Commercial Transactions).

Cheryl is a Senior Solicitor at Mark Copeland Lawyers, assisting with client matters from inception to completion.

Cheryl is an honest, determined and hardworking person, who is passionate about empowering people through support and sharing information.  She is focused on creating and maintaining good client relationships, with a proven ability to work under pressure while sustaining her composure and a love for life.

Firm Description

MJC Legal Trading as Mark Copeland Lawyer is a boutique law firm based in Rotorua, with offices also in Auckland. The firm was established in 2009 and was spurred by Mark Copeland’s vision of providing specialist legal services with an absolute focus on meeting client needs.

We understand that our clients place their faith in us to reach a desired outcome. To achieve this Mark Copeland Lawyer develops long lasting relationships with clients based on trust, integrity and mutual respect. Our clients and their objectives are at the core of what we do.

We partner with our clients to determine the best possible result from each situation and work together to make it happen.

Clients come from throughout New Zealand and internationally to work with Mark Copeland Lawyer for legal excellence and first class service.

Our mission, vision and values are the foundation of our services and define how we operate as individuals, as a firm and interact with clients.

Our mission

We are expert advisors dedicated to delivering great solutions.

Our vision

A firm that is widely respected as a leading specialist in commerce having exceptional lawyers and incorporating a philanthropic focus.

For every client to feel valued knowing their interests are paramount.

Our values

Respect – Trust – Ethics