Clients tell me they use me because I’m accurate, I turn work around quickly and I give them an answer. They say I deliver simple solutions and that I put in the extra yards to get deals across the line.
For example, three – four years ago I was involved in a large 21 unit subdivision that was about to die as a result of a sunset clause that was built into the contract. My client really wanted to sell the subdivision and so I called all parties and galvanised them into action. As a result, the sale went through before the deadline. Satisfied clients and a job well done are what motivate me.
If you decide to work with me, I’ll take the time to listen to you at the outset and ask questions to ensure that I know exactly what you want and need. I’ll then agree a timeframe with you and get your work done within it.
You can expect me to promptly return your phone calls and to take ownership of all work done by members of my team. I am a straight talker and a clear communicator who doesn’t use legal jargon unless necessary.
As a Notary Public I am delighted to meet, and partner, new immigrants as they embark on their New Zealand experience, and also, on occasion, to be chosen as their lawyer.
BA, University of Auckland 1983
LLB, University of Auckland 1989
Notary Public, 2020
Admitted to the NZ Bar 1990
Memberships, Professional Affiliations and Directorships
Member of Forest and Bird
After getting an Arts Degree I did my big OE, before returning to New Zealand and working for a roading company for nine months. I then studied for my LLB and worked for Martelli McKegg and Davenports before joining McVeagh Fleming in 1996. I became a partner in 2000.
Despite having a family I have never really given up the backpacking lifestyle. Over the past few years I have travelled with my wife and three children to East Africa, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
I enjoy wine and food, and keeping fit through cycling, the gym and tramping. The most enjoyable hike I’ve done is the Greenstone/Routeburn track in the South Island.