Petrea Parkhill

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

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

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.

Dion Friedman

09 306 0628

The perceptive and pragmatic lawyer who gets the job done.

Dion’s clients value his easy-going nature and practical approach to problem solving. He is adaptable, approachable and is able to envision the law from different angles.

Dion joins our commercial team having previously worked at a large commercial and litigation firm; this experience has given him a strong grounding in commercial law and he is quickly becoming an integral part of the firm.

On the inside he’s our go to if the team needs a helping hand – no job is too small. He is always willing to listen and learn.

On the outside you’ll find Dion soaking up the outdoors; whether that’s at the beach, traveling or losing at some sort of sport.

Kris Hockley

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
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

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.

Thomas Peterson

09 306 0612

The personable practitioner with an appetite for property law.

Thomas’ clients value his astute capability to guide them through transactions. He carefully takes the time to build a rapport with clients, in order to gain an in depth understanding of what really matters to them.

Perceptive and diligent, he is known for using his experience and foresight to provide valuable insights and identify potential risks and opportunities for clients. Thomas specialises in property law and private client affairs for individuals, trusts and companies.

On the inside people seek his problem solving skills and ability to draft and scrutinise a range of contracts.

On the outside, he enjoys getting outdoors playing rugby or hiking, and catching up over a drink with friends.

Raj Gurusinghe

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.

Simon Blogg

09 306 0626

The pragmatic legal tailor.

Simon’s clients value how he rolls up his sleeves to fast-track results and keep things as simple as possible.

He operates both hemispheres of his brain with equal dexterity, and is well known for being friendly, practical and remaining uber-calm under pressure.

Simon completed a Bachelor of Laws and Arts (majoring in Philosophy) and specialises in residential conveyancing, trusts, and asset planning. His humanities training gives him a deeper insight into people and property matters.

On the inside, he’s the go-to for advice on all things property.

On the outside, he enjoys experiencing new places, hanging out with friends and has even taken up learning Spanish.