Karena has been providing support to legal practitioners in her role as a Paralegal, for 20 years, firstly in New Zealand, and for the past 18 years here on the Gold Coast. With a particular focus in litigation and dispute resolution, Karena provides dedicated and professional support to solicitors and clients through matters such as debt recovery, civil litigation, contract and partnership disputes, and body corporate disputes. In an area of Law which is commonly very stressful for clients, Karena acts as a friendly and supportive liaison between clients, experts, team members and Counsel with the utmost level of professionalism and confidentiality. Having been extensively involved in preparation for and attendance at mediations, court hearings and trials, Karena utilises her time management and precise document handling skills to ensure matters are presented in an exceptional manner. Besides litigation, Karena also has four years experience in Queensland residential and business conveyancing, subdivision and town planning, commercial leasing, and franchising, whilst also assisting with motor vehicle accident claims, personal injury claims, resumptions matters, company structuring, wills and EPOAs. This added knowledge and exposure to various areas of Law has equip Karena with a unique range of technical abilities, giving clients confidence in the professional team guiding them through these matters. Karena joined Stone Group in 2018 and has become a valued member of the team!