Tayla began working with us as a Summer Clerk, then Law Clerk in 2017. Tayla graduated in 2018 with a conjoint degree in Law and Arts (double major in Philosophy and Political Science) from the University of Waikato. Whilst completing her studies, Tayla won the Faculty of Arts and Social Studies OE Scholarship. She finished her Arts degree in Calgary, Canada where she focused her studies on the indigenous rights of First Nations people.
Tayla is the winner of many law student competitions including the regional Russell McVeagh Client Interviewing competition (2016), the regional Māori Moot competition (2017), the Norris Ward McKinnon Pacific Moot competition (2018) and the Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Witness Examination competition (2018). She also won the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia in 2017 and placed first in the Asia-Pacific Law Student Arbitration competition (Vietnam).
In her free time Tayla enjoys playing netball, snowboarding, and spending time with her whānau.