Tony Coupe

Notary Public

Areas of Expertise

Notary Public


Tony, recently retired partner in the firm, is a Notary Public and is available, on appointment, to provide notary services.

A Notary Public holds a unique public office. A Notary Public has, amongst other things, the internationally recognised power and authority to witness signatures on legal documents, under official seal in a manner that renders them acceptable for use overseas, unlike Justices of the Peace, who are able to carry out these roles in respect of documents to be used in New Zealand only.


Tony was born and schooled on the North Shore.  In 1982, he set up his own practice with four active files and thirty deed packets (after leaving Sheffield Young & Ellis in Auckland).    

This turned out to be Tony's biggest work accomplishment to date.  He built up a vibrant practice serving the North Shore, with a team of twenty people based in Takapuna, before merging with McVeagh Fleming in 2007.


LLB, University of Auckland 1973

Notary Public, 1998    


Member of Omaha Beach Golf Club

Member of Takapuna Rugby Football Club

Past Chair of the Judicial Committee for North Harbour Rugby (Chair for seven years)

Past Cost Reviser for Auckland District Law Society

Past member of the Auckland District Law Society Disciplinary Committee

Past member (and Board Member) of various school committees

Examples of transactions

Main Practice Areas

Outside Interests

Tony enjoys playing golf at Omaha Beach Golf Club.  It’s a hidden gem. Tony doesn't play particularly well (though he is forever hopeful) and he enjoys getting out with his mates.

Tony and his wife share a strong interest in contemporary New Zealand art and admire artists such as Ian Scott, Robert Ellis, Fatu Fe’eu, Billy Apple and newer artists such as Toby Raine.

Tony and his wife have grown up children and several grandchildren and enjoy family time with them and their extended family and friends.