Director EXPERTISE Property development Unit titles Management rights Construction Overseas Investment Act advice Commercial property Conveyancing Admitted 1996 (NZ) 1999 (England and Wales) Qualifications BCom/LLB (Hons) University of Auckland Responsibilities/memberships Property Council Auckland – Events Committee Member Secretary – Management Rights Association of NZ With more than twenty years experience in property law, Denise is…

Jourdan Griffin

Director EXPERTISE Commercial leasing Property investment Admitted 2007 Qualifications BA/LLB (University of Auckland) Responsibilities/memberships Property Council New Zealand Jourdan’s focus has been on property law throughout his career. His interest and knowledge of the market have shaped his understanding of the commercial and legal issues facing a broad range of clients. Jourdan became a director…

General Manager

General Manager EXPERTISE Strategy Operations Finance Marketing HR IT Qualifications Diploma in Business NZIM Diploma in Management Memberships ALPMA (the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association) AALA (Auckland Association of Legal Administrators) – Committee member Rachael is responsible for the smooth operation of the firm.  This requires a balance between embracing technology, keeping everyone happy, and making…

Senior Associate

Senior Associate EXPERTISE Trusts and Personal Asset Planning Charitable Trusts Wills Enduring Powers of Attorney Relationship Property Agreements Estates Admitted 1999 High Court of New Zealand 2003 High Court of Australia 2003 New South Wales Supreme Court Qualifications LLB (University of Auckland) BCom (University of Auckland) Responsibilities/memberships Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand…

Senior Associate

Senior Associate EXPERTISE Property conveyancing General property law Unit titles Commercial law General contract law Commercial leasing Small business sale and purchase Admitted 2006 (NZ) Qualifications LLB BCom, major: HR Management (University of Canterbury) Passionate about property law, Christine’s affinity with property has been apparent since law school.  She finds it gratifying to work with one…

James Watson

Solicitor

Solicitor EXPERTISE Property Admitted August 2017 Qualifications LLB, AUT University James is a driven, client focused and goal orientated solicitor, committed to providing clients with the highest quality legal advice and solutions tailored to their needs and ambitions. James graduated from AUT University in November 2016, was admitted in August 2017 and joined us in…

Senior Solicitor

Senior Solicitor EXPERTISE Property Qualifications LLB/BPlan Responsibilities/memberships Member of the ADLS Zak is passionate about all things to do with property.  Zak was previously a Senior Solicitor at AlexanderDorrington and has recently re-joined the firm after a year in London where he was a Real Estate Associate at international firm Gowling WLG.  In addition to…

Matt Smalberger

Solicitor EXPERTISE Property Admitted 2017 Qualifications LLB Otago University Matt enjoys the commercial nature of property law and the broad variation of work he gets involved with. Matt joined AlexanderDorrington in August 2019. He graduated from the University of Otago in November 2016 and was admitted in August 2017. Current practice: Acting in the sale…

Angela Mills

Registered Legal Executive

Registered Legal Executive EXPERTISE Trusts and Personal Asset Planning Wills Enduring Powers of Attorney Estates Qualifications Legal Executive Certificate Responsibilities/memberships NZ Institute of Legal Executives Angela has over 20 years experience in various areas of law, with the last 10 years in the area of personal asset planning.  Prior to joining AlexanderDorrington in 2016, she…

Registered Legal Executive

Registered Legal Executive EXPERTISE Conveyancing Residential developments Qualifications Diploma in Legal Executive Studies Responsibilities/memberships NZILE (NZ Institute of Legal Executives) Megan is a senior legal executive with extensive property expertise.  She has a talent for winning clients over with her ability to be one step ahead of the game, and her absolute efficiency in getting…

Registered Legal Executive

Registered Legal Executive EXPERTISE General conveyancing Qualifications Legal Executive Diploma Responsibilities / Memberships NZILE (NZ Institute of Legal Executives) Kylee is our super efficient, hardworking legal executive who specialises in residential developments and sales and purchases of apartments in Auckland CBD. Kylee returned first started as a receptionist in a small boutique firm and then…

Registered Legal Executive

Registered Legal Executive EXPERTISE All aspects of conveyancing Subdivisions and boundary adjustments – both freehold and unit title Reviewing agreements for buying off the plans Qualifications Diploma in Legal Executive Studies Responsibilities/memberships NZILE (NZ Institute of Legal Executives) Bonnie is a senior legal executive with substantial property experience in conveyancing and subdivisions.  She provides sensible…

Elise Brooks, Registered Legal Executive

Registered Legal Executive

Registered Legal Executive Qualifications NZ Diploma in Legal Executive Studies (Level 6) Elise is passionate about conveyancing and helping clients with their property transactions.  She joined AlexanderDorrington in early 2016. Graduating from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology with a diploma in legal executive studies in November 2017. Elise is a Registered Legal Executive with five…

Rochelle Preddy

Legal Assistant/PA

Legal Assistant/PA EXPERTISE Organisation and problem solving to get the job done. Qualifications Legal Executive Certificate Rochelle is kept very busy supporting two of our directors, a solicitor and a consultant.  She has a wealth of knowledge and is the person we go to when we can’t remember how to do something. Rochelle joined us…

Jean Kelly - Trust Accountant

Trust Accountant

Trust Accountant Jean efficiently manages our very busy trust account. She also looks after other back office functions to keep the firm running smoothly.  Jean joined us in January 2017. Apart from a short break for a family, she has built her career in the legal industry both in her native Scotland and New Zealand.…

Jessica

Legal Administrator

Legal Assistant/Administrator Jessica is probably the first person you will speak with when you call our office. Jessica takes care of our back-office functions like the mail, stationery orders, scanning, banking, database maintenance and data input. Jess also supports the trusts, estates and succession planning team as a legal assistant. She joined us in October 2018,…