Case Study


The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care’s hearing of lived experiences of whānau Māori abused in State and faith-based care concluded on Friday 18 March 2022.

How We Helped

On Tuesday 15 March 2022, Dixon & Co Lawyers’ Senior Associate, Alisha Castle, led the evidence of Reverend Dinah Lambert. Reverend Lambert shared her experience of abuse in the care of an Anglican children’s home, and how she went on to join the Tikanga Māori arm of the Anglican Church as part of her reconnection to her maoritanga.

You can view all of the evidence presented during the hearing here: Māori public hearing E mihi ana ki ngā tangata katoa e kawe ana i tēnei kaupapa. Ko te ira tangata te take!

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Services We Provided

Services provided by Dixon & Co Lawyers applicable here were expertise and advice for Family Law. 

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Family Law

We assist with any aspects relating to children, including childcare and parenting arrangements, relocation, guardianship, and adoption. We advise on child support, care of children, Oranga Tamariki, and provide support with Family Dispute Resolution. We also assist in domestic violence cases, whether you are the victim or have been accused.

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about the author

Alisha Castle


Alisha has appeared in the Family Court, the Māori Land Court, the Māori Appellate Court, the High Court and in various inquiries before the Waitangi Tribunal for a number of Treaty of Waitangi claimants.


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