Phone 09 427 0550
Physical address

NorthHarbourLaw House,
3 Alice Avenue,
Orewa.

About Us

Partners

Chris Hunt

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Chris specialises in business and property transactions, subdivisions, property development, company structuring, asset protection, wills and trusts and relationship property law. Chris was a partner at Philips Fox for 10 years and worked at Clifford Chance in London, before returning to NZ in 1997 when he took over Jeremy Dillon's practice in Orewa. Chris attended Westlake Boys High and Otago University.  He has been practising law for 25+ years.

His interests include tennis, golf, skiing, walking, reading and guitar.


Richard Worker

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Richard specialises in business and property transactions, subdivisions, construction law, asset protection, trusts and commercial law. He was educated at Winchester College, England, Auckland Grammar School and Otago University.

He has been in legal practice for 25+ years and was a partner of a law firm in Palmerston North for 20 years until he moved to Orewa in 2003 and joined Laird Worker.

His interests include theatre, golf, cricket and skeet shooting.



Tony Edward

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Tony specialises in property transactions, farm sales and purchases, asset protection, wills, trusts and general practice.  Tony attended Auckland University. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Takapuna Grammar School.

He has 25+ years experience as a lawyer and was the resident partner in Orewa for Rennie Cox for many years until he merged his practice with Chris Hunt in 2001.

His interests include music, running and rowing.




Nicolene Du Toit

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Nicolene specialises in Property Law, Asset Protection, Trusts, Wills & Estates, Relationship Property and Elder Law. She is also a Notary Public.

She arrived from South Africa in 1995 where she had been admitted as an attorney, conveyancer and notary public in 1980. She re-qualified as required by the NZ Law Society before commencing practice in Orewa in 1999. Nicolene is able to assist clients in Afrikaans.





Associate

Deanne Taylor

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Deanne is a Solicitor specialising in conveyancing, subdivisions, commercial leases, wills, trusts and relationship and property law. 

She has worked in Orewa since 2007 and works closely with Chris Hunt.








Solicitors

Jeanine Mitchell

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Jeanine is a Solicitor currently working in the area of trusts and general commercial transactions and advice.

She has practiced as a Solicitor since 2005 and works closely with Nicolene du Toit.

Katie Self

Katie Katie is a Solicitor currently working in the area of general commercial law, business and property transactions, trusts, wills and estates and relationship property.

She joined us in 2014, after working for the banking and finance team at a major law firm in Auckland.


Michael Hawkins

Michael Michael is a Solicitor currently working in the areas of property and business transactions, trusts and estates.

Michael completed his law degree at Auckland University Law School and was admitted to the bar in 2013. He joined North Harbour Law in late 2013.




Jessica Drey

JessJessica is a Solicitor currently working in the areas of general commercial law, business and property transactions, wills and relationship property.

Jessica joined us in 2015 after working for the commercial property team at a major law firm in Auckland and currently works closely with Richard Worker.

George Knapp

GeorgeGeorge is a Solicitor currently working in the areas of property and business transactions, general commercial law, trusts, wills and relationship property.

George studied at the University of Otago before being admitted to the bar in Auckland.  He joined us in early 2015 and works closely with Tony Edward.




Office Manager and Legal Executive

Kathi Smith

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Kathi is a very experienced Legal Executive specialising in conveyancing and financing transactions.

She has worked in Orewa since 1997 and works closely with Chris Hunt.









Legal Executives

Michelle Paul

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Michelle is a Legal Executive specialising in estates, conveyancing, wills and trust administration as well as subdivisions and commercial transactions.

She has worked in Orewa since 1986 and works closely with Tony Edward and Nicolene du Toit.


Michele Hawley

MicheleMichele is a Registered Legal Executive with over ten years experience working in the areas of conveyancing and estate planning and works closely with Kathi Smith.

Michele also assists with the management of the trust account.



Jade Harrewijn

Jade Jade is a Registered Legal Executive currently working in the areas of residential conveyancing, estates, retirement villages and wills.

She qualified as a Legal Executive in 2010 and works closely with Tony Edward.



Janice Ness

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Janice is a Registered Legal Executive working in the areas of conveyancing and estate planning and works closely with Nicolene du Toit.


Sharynn Walmsley

SharynnSharynn is a Registered Legal Executive with 27 years experience specialising in residential conveyancing, financing transactions, wills and estates.

Sharynn joined us in 2015 and works closely with Richard Worker.

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