Fenella Smith


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P +64 22 092 6717

F +64 4 910 3199


Fenella joined Ford Sumner in January 2023 after completing her studies at Victoria University of Wellington in 2022. Fenella complemented her final year at university by working in Parliament as an Executive Assistant to two Members of Parliament. Prior to this, she was employed as a Legal Assistant at a full-service law firm in Blenheim.


Fenella works across commercial and corporate matters at Ford Sumner and has experience in commercial leasing and intellectual property matters. She has also been involved in employment matters, most notably for clients in the transport and not-for-profit sectors.


Fenella adopts a proficient yet thorough approach and is passionate about ensuring clients receive timely, high-quality advice.


During her weekends, Fenella enjoys catching up with friends and family and keeping active. Having moved from Marlborough to study, and now work, she also enjoys exploring both greater Wellington and the lower North Island.


Professional Qualifications

LLB (Victoria University of Wellington)
BA (Victoria University of Wellington)

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