Desiree is the ‘glue’ of the firm. Desiree’s primary focus is working closely with partners and staff to ensure that clients get the best possible service.
As Practice Manager she is responsible for the overall administration and finances of the firm, including human resources, marketing, quality control and I.T. With the exception of a two year working sabbatical in Sydney (learning the intricacies of law practice management), Desiree has been with Armstrong Murray since 1979.
Desiree was recently instrumental in the firm entering and winning The Employer of Choice Award, 2014, at the 10th annual Law Awards. She attributes this award to the firm’s cultivation of a dynamic, positive and nurturing environment.
Desiree has always been actively involved in the North Shore community. During her tenure as chairperson of the Takapuna Grammar PTA, she was instrumental in the production of the TGS cookbook (which raised over $50,000). Several years ago Desiree gained her Certificate in Celebrant Studies and is a professional member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand. She loves the diversity of her celebrant work and crafting memorable, heartfelt ceremonies. In her spare time she enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
THE FIRST WEDDING THAT DESIREE OFFICATED WAS FOR A SILVER HAIRED GROOM WHO WANTED TO SURPRISE HIS PARTNER AT THEIR COMBINED BIRTHDAY PARTY. DESIREE WAS SUPPOSEDLY A GUEST AT THE CELEBRATION UNTIL THE GROOM PROPOSED. DESIREE GAVE A HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF WHEN THE BRIDE ACCEPTED AND THE WEDDING PROCEEDED.
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