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Petrea Parkhill

Associate
Property
09 306 0621

The approachable advocate who makes everything run smoothly.

Petrea’s clients value the practical and realistic solutions she comes up with. Her open, approachable personality and clear thinking help guide them through any complexities that may arise.

Focused, attentive and organised, Petrea specialises in property transactions, estate management, asset and wealth management. She thrives on solving the most challenging problems while making sure her clients feel at ease.

After Law, Petrea also majored in Sociology, which confirmed her belief that practising law is as much about interpersonal relationships as it is about attention to detail.

On the inside, Petrea is our go-to for solving property and trust conundrums of all shapes and sizes.

On the outside, she just can’t get enough horsepower into her life. She loves competing on horseback, and she laps up the thrill of driving race cars.

Joelle Pritchard

Property
09 985 2535

The calm conveyancer who keeps everything on track.

Joelle’s clients value the fact that she speaks plain English and her advice is always sound. Her diligence and thoughtfulness make sure property transactions stay on the rails.

Focused, perceptive and thorough, Joelle specialises in Property Law. She relishes steering each sale and purchase from beginning to end, and her background in Trusts and Estates provides her clients with an extra resource in residential transactions.

On the inside, she’s our go-to for all manner of general conveyancing queries.

On the outside she’s always keen to meet up with friends, get away for the weekend, and only slightly less keen to get down to the gym or go for a run.

Mathew Thompson

Solicitor
Property
09 985 2622

The high stakes property lawyer with a focus on results.

Mathew’s clients value his exceptional efficiency and accuracy. His co-operative approach and diligence help guide and reassure them every step of the way.

Energetic, creative and detail-orientated, Mathew specialises in Property Law. He thrives on helping people, building relationships and rising to a challenge.

As well as studying Law, Mathew also has a background in Trust Accountancy and his head for numbers tilts the balance in his clients’ favour.

On the inside, Mathew is our go-to as a financial problem solver, and for anything to do with the sports results – he’s our very own ‘sportpedia’.

On the outside is exactly where you’ll find him whenever he can get away. Preferably strapped onto a pair of skis, on foreign pistes if possible, and with friends.

Sayuree Ram

Associate
Property, Trusts and Estate Planning
09 985 2526

The legal tactician with an innovative approach. 

Sayuree’s clients value her approachable nature and friendly demeanour. She is driven and always goes the extra mile to ensure the best outcomes for her clients, and their repeat business is a testimony to this.

After completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce, Sayuree worked at one of the ‘big four’ accounting firms before spending several years in general practice. Her strong commercial background and experience gained across different areas of law has lead Sayuree to specialise in property law and trusts. She thrives on the challenge of delivering tailored legal solutions that best meet her clients’ needs.

On the inside, Sayuree is admired for being highly organised and maintaining her composure when working under pressure. Sayuree is also our go-to for any matters relating to the Overseas Investment Act and assisting foreign buyers acquire land in New Zealand.

On the outside, Sayuree enjoys having the balance of both city and country lifestyles. She gravitates toward cosy restaurants in the city, whilst long walks in the country provide some tranquility on the weekends. Dog owners tend to keep their furry friends away from her as often ‘man’s best friend’ quickly becomes ‘Sayuree’s best friend’.

 

Kris Hockley

Property
09 306 0606

The sharp-eyed practitioner who comes to you.

Kris’s clients value his ability to walk them through complex legal issues in a straight forward manner, using everyday language.

Kris qualified as a Legal Executive in 1991 and became a Fellow Member in 2001. He specialises in residential conveyancing and offers a mobile legal service where he meets with clients at a time and place that is convenient to them.

On the inside, he’s our go-to for explaining the tricky ins and outs of conveyancing in plain English.

On the outside, he’s an avid watcher of sport and enjoys spending time with friends and family. Situations where he can watch sport with his friends and family make Kris a happy man.

Kate von Biel

Senior Associate
Property
09 306 0625

The approachable adviser with an aptitude for property.

Kate’s clients value her effective communication and her down to earth nature. She has the innate ability to get stuff done.

A reliable and robust legal thinker brimming with positivity, she is known for her good instincts and is generous with her time.

Kate advises a range of clients through each part of the transaction with diligence and determination, and is invested in facilitating excellent outcomes every step of the way. From first home buyers to large scale developers, she is well versed in leases, subdivisions, trust formation, estate planning and elder law.

On the inside, she’s the firm’s go-to for tailored property advice that is grounded in good common sense.

On the outside, whilst devoting her time to her young baby girl, she also helps her husband run the family business and squeezes in a bit of tennis where she can.

Shaun McGivern

Partner
Property
09 306 0623

The relatable property expert with a twist of bond.

Shaun’s clients value how he easily relates to them and understands their goals, before recommending efficient action plans.

Loyal and results focused, Shaun is respected for his vast international property expertise and relationship building abilities. He works hard to ensure his clients get the best out of every situation.

Shaun kicked off his legal career in 2001, focusing on property, commercial law, trusts and estate planning. Today he is well-connected and draws on his deep market knowledge to advise large nationwide and publicly listed companies, SMEs and families, on all types of property transactions, structures and estate planning.

On the inside, he is the firm’s go-to for everything property-related, and anything that requires a level headed response.

On the outside, he is incredibly active, spending time with his young family, carving up the mountains and sea, hitting the green (golf and rugby) and fishing.

Raj Gurusinghe

Associate
Commercial, Property
09 306 0629

The insightful dynamo.

Raj’s clients value his energy, pragmatism, and dedication to their needs.

Analytical and resourceful, he is valued for quickly assessing the big picture before locking in on the finer details.

Raj completed a Bachelor of Laws (honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce. After gaining invaluable life and work experience in Europe, he now specialises in commercial and residential transactions for private clients, companies and trusts in our Commercial and Property team.

On the inside, he’s the go-to for time-sensitive, commercial solutions.

On the outside, he’s constantly moving, packing in as much travel and mountain biking as he possibly can.