Shekinah Law was established in 2009 by Laurel Vaurasi. The name “Shekinah” is a Hebrew word which means, “the dwelling place or the divine presence of God”. At a challenging time for the rule of law in Fiji and Laurel professionally the office opened its doors. On the same week, the Fiji 1997 Constitution was abrogated resulting in the closure of courts save the Family court and many businesses yet the reality of Gods divine intervention was undeniable for the Laurel and the firm with an increase in opportunities and international clients.
One of the first few cases that landed on the table of the Principal of Shekinah Law was a Hague Abduction case, which at that point was a first of its kind for Fiji. Shekinah Law represented the Respondent mother who was defending an Application to have her child removed from Fiji back to the Father in New Zealand. Shekinah Law was able to successfully defend the Respondent mother’s position, setting a precedent in Hague Abduction cases in Fiji and the child remained in Fiji.
Since 2009, Shekinah law has also grown in its practice areas in other areas of Family Law related work, Adoption Law, Non for Profit work, Commercial and Company law, Estate Law, Wills, Civil litigation and selected Criminal litigation.
At Shekinah Law, you will meet people that are committed to professional, effective and timely service for our clients. Your views matter. We have an unwavering commitment to finding the best legal solution for you. 11 years on and Shekinah Law continues to grow its practice areas and finding possible solutions that are in your best interests within the clear boundaries of ethical practice and the law.
Shekinah Law employs a young, dynamic team of people and steeps them in continuous service, excellence and training. We have trained and mentored lawyers who have gone on to enjoy successful careers in legal practice. We believe that each member of staff is a true partner in the success of the firm, and in retaining talented and broadly trained staff we ensure our ability to effectively deal with our clients' legal issues, business transactions, family matters and general legal disputes.
To build long-term relationships with our clients through excellence in client legal service, without regard of status because quality, relationship building and client satisfaction is key to a strong, successful firm