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…
Director EXPERTISE Property development Commercial leasing Unit titles Commercial sales and purchases Admitted 1983 Qualifications LLB (Victoria University) Responsibilities / Memberships Exec member of NZLS Property Law Section Director of NZLS CLE Limited Property Council member Debra has worked as a property lawyer since her admission and has been a Director at AlexanderDorrington since day…
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…

Practice Manager

Practice 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…

Consultant

EXPERTISE General property Trusts Estates Admitted 1967 Qualifications LLB (Honours) University of Auckland Senior Scholar in Law Post Graduate Scholar in Law BCL (Oxon) From Oxford University Ian joined us in February 2014 when we merged with Ross & Whitney.  Ian has had a long and successful career in law, over 40 years in private…

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…

Solicitor

Solicitor EXPERTISE Property Qualifications LLB/BPlan Responsibilities/memberships Member of the ADLS Zak is passionate about all things to do with property.  In addition to experience working in private practice, he worked at Auckland Council for two years in the resource consent department advising on subdivision and land use consents and project managing subdivision release applications.  …
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 Subdivisions Family trusts Wills Estates 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…

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 sales and purchases of apartments in Auckland CBD. Kylee returned to us in 2012 after working in Australia for 4 years.  She has been a…

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…

Legal Executive

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 and graduated from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology with a diploma in legal executive studies in November 2017. Elise is a Legal Executive with five years’…

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.  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 in 2006 after gaining her…
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.…
Associate EXPERTISE Property conveyancing General property law Unit titles Commercial law General contract law Admitted 2006 (NZ) Qualifications LLB BCom, major: HR Management (University of Canterbury) Christine has client-side experience as a property manager. More recently she provided technical support to commercial and property law firms as a legal contractor, before joining our property team as…
Rachel Emmitt

Legal Assistant/PA

Legal Assistant/PA Rachel is kept very busy. She works with three of our commercial property lawyers (Jourdan Griffin, Zak Nasir and Christine Cechova).  She also works with our asset planning team.  She joined us in June 2018, moving back to her hometown of Auckland from Te Awamutu. Also returning to the legal world after a short…