Hongi completed his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland in 2014 and upon completing his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice was admitted to legal practice in 2015. He is currently pursuing a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne.
Since his admission, Hongi has worked in various areas of law, with a keen focus on civil litigation, including:
- Insurance law
- Contract and commercial law
- Employment law; and
- Family law.
He also worked as a consultant for a major insurer and in the not-for-profit legal sector in Melbourne. He continues to provide pro bono legal services at his local community legal center.
He has appeared on behalf of his clients in several jurisdictions, including Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Magistrates Court of Queensland, District Court of Queensland and the Supreme Court of Queensland. He has also assisted his clients in mediation and many dispute resolution conferences.
Hongi genuinely enjoys solving problems for his clients and is passionate and committed to legal practice. He has a knack for paying close attention to detail while understanding the broader view of his client’s situation. He works in our commercial litigation team and is focused on alternative dispute resolution and developing cost-effective solutions for clients.
Hongi stays active outside of legal practice. He serves at his local church and enjoys various forms of sporting activities such as hiking, mixed martial arts and endurance sports. An adventurer at heart, he has traversed the Himalayan mountains and has backpacked across many different countries around the world.