Holly Tunstall

LLB, B.Com
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Specialist Areas

  • Criminal Litigation
  • Employment law
  • Civil law



Holly is originally from Wellington. She graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce. She moved to Gisborne in 2017 to join Woodward Chrisp’s litigation team.  She lives here with her partner.  Prior to that, she worked at the Community Law Centre, the District Court and for a Barrister.


Holly is a keen athlete and enjoys the outdoors.   She has run many half marathons and triathlons all over New Zealand, including Wellington, Hawkes Bay, Rotorua, Tauranga and Christchurch.  She is currently training for her first full marathon.  Holly is also a keen traveller.  She’s hiked in the Himalayas in Nepal, visited the Taj Mahal in India, slept in the desert in Syria and, most recently, backpacked through South Est Asia and South America – including a visit to Machu Picchu in Peru and the Olympic Games in Brazil.  She is planning her next trip to Europe.  Holly and her partner also enjoy discovering new restaurants and cafes and visiting local wineries.  One of the best parts about living in Gisborne.