Our People

 

At Rice Craig, we believe the measure of success in a law firm is more than effective legal process; it's about excellence in client care.

Our reputation in both these areas is reflected in the very high client retention we have enjoyed for many years. We take the time to understand our clients’ needs and offer a friendly, personable approach underpinned by sound legal advice. Our highly experienced team is supported by a group of Partners who are experts in their respective fields ensuring that a consistently high level of law practice and client service is achieved.

Rice Craig also carries this care and commitment to excellence internally, offering a supportive team environment where growth and ongoing learning for every staff member is encouraged to ensure growth and continued passion for our work with our clients.

 
 
Tom Nelson-Parker

Tom Nelson-Parker

Partner

Areas of expertise: Property transactions; commercial law; trusts and estate work.... Get in touch

John Sieprath

John Sieprath

Partner

Areas of expertise: Property transactions including subdivisions; trusts, wills and estate planning and administration.... Get in touch

Neville Woods

Neville Woods

Partner

Areas of expertise: Litigation; criminal defence.... Get in touch

Scott Hunter

Scott Hunter

Partner

Areas of expertise: Commercial law; company law (including shareholder agreements and disputes); commercial and residential property matters.... Get in touch

Philip Norton

Philip Norton

Partner

Areas of expertise: Commercial law; family work, including company restructures, family trust formation and administration, powers of attorney, estate administration, estate planning, wills; and sale and purchase of businesses, shares and property.... Get in touch

Patrick O’Halloran

Patrick O’Halloran

Partner

Area of expertise: Conveyancing (sales, purchases, refinances), trusts, wills, estate administration, leases, business sales and purchases and all property-related matters.... Get in touch

Stephen Temm

Stephen Temm

Consultant

Area of expertise: Property and business transactions, estate planning and administration, trusts, relationship property, elder law issues, and Family Protection Act claims.... Get in touch

Henry Herman

Henry Herman

Associate

Area of expertise: Family Law, including guardianship, relationship property matters and domestic violence to adoption, spousal maintenance and child support... Get in touch

Rani Amaranathan

Rani Amaranathan

Associate

Area of expertise: Employment law and civil litigation... Get in touch

Penny Stevens

Penny Stevens

Associate

Area of expertise: Family Law: PPPR Act proceedings, relationship property, child care and protection and domestic violence matters.... Get in touch

Antoinette Searle

Antoinette Searle

Solicitor

Area of expertise: Commercial and conveyancing matters, trusts, wills, estates and estate planning.... Get in touch

Matthew Sims

Matthew Sims

Solicitor

Area of expertise: Buying and selling businesses or property; commercial contracts; preparing trusts and wills.... Get in touch

Oliver Sweeney

Oliver Sweeney

Solicitor

Area of expertise: Property and commercial law, trusts, and estates, including matters... Get in touch

Henry Taylor

Henry Taylor

Solicitor

Area of expertise: Property transactions; trusts, wills and estates.... Get in touch

Krishneel Prasad

Krishneel Prasad

Solicitor

Area of expertise: Litigation and Criminal defence... Get in touch

Anne Warner

Anne Warner

Practice Manager

Area of expertise: Financial transactions, staff management, professional development of staff, and health and safety.... Get in touch

Peter Clayton

Peter Clayton

Senior Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Property transactions, estate administration and wills... Get in touch

Catherine Stokes

Catherine Stokes

Senior Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Residential and commercial conveyancing, wills, estates and trusts.... Get in touch

Robyn Dickie

Robyn Dickie

Senior Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Commercial and residential conveyancing, estates, trusts, wills and powers of attorney.... Get in touch

Robyn Hooper

Robyn Hooper

Senior Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Conveyancing, estate administration, trust formation, wills and other general legal matters... Get in touch

Christelle Van Sittert

Christelle Van Sittert

Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Litigation, criminal and employment.... Get in touch

Belinda Daniels

Belinda Daniels

Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Residential and commercial conveyancing, leases, trusts and estates.... Get in touch

Renee Dean

Renee Dean

Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Residential conveyancing, trusts, estates and wills... Get in touch

Tanya Devis

Tanya Devis

Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Residential and commercial conveyancing, trusts, estates and subdivisions... Get in touch

Joelle Pritchard

Joelle Pritchard

Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Conveyancing, trusts and estates... Get in touch

Rachel Seo

Rachel Seo

Legal Assistant

Area of expertise: Residential and commercial conveyancing, trusts, wills and powers of attorney ... Get in touch

Laura Sextone

Laura Sextone

Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Conveyancing.... Get in touch

Pam Laird

Pam Laird

Legal Secretary

Area of expertise: Conveyancing, estates, trusts and refinancing transactions.... Get in touch

Jennie Tamepo

Jennie Tamepo

Legal Secretary

Area of expertise: Conveyancing (corporate/commercial) and trusts... Get in touch

Cherie Arnet

Cherie Arnet

Legal Secretary

Area of expertise: Family Law, relationship separations, domestic violence and child care matters.... Get in touch

Lisa Te Puni

Lisa Te Puni

Legal Secretary

Area of expertise: Conveyancing, estate administration, trust formation, wills and other general legal matters.... Get in touch

Aroha Te Tuhi

Aroha Te Tuhi

Legal Secretary

Area of expertise: Residential and commercial conveyancing, estate administration, trust formation and administration, wills and other general legal matters.... Get in touch

Linda Steadman

Linda Steadman

Legal Secretary

Area of expertise: Conveyancing.... Get in touch

Lindsay Mapa

Lindsay Mapa

Junior Legal Secretary

Area of expertise: Secretarial duties, commercial and property law matters.... Get in touch

Fay Clarkson

Fay Clarkson

Trust Accountant

Area of expertise: The Trust Account.... Get in touch

Christeen Hare

Christeen Hare

Accounts Assistant, Legal Executive, Deeds Clerk, Librarian

Area of expertise: The Trust Account, the library, deeds... Get in touch

 
 

News & Resources

Congratulations Paul Borich QC

Congratulations Paul Borich QC

Paul Borich QC graduated with an LLB (University Auckland 1988). He joined Rice Craig in 1989 and became partner in 1996. In 2014 Paul joined the independent bar. He specialises in criminal law, including criminal appeals to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. ... Learn More

Relationship Property and Trusts:  A Messy Marriage

Relationship Property and Trusts: A Messy Marriage

This Blog shall tell you some more about the difficult intersection between relationship property and Trusts. ... Learn More

What you need to know about shareholders’ agreements

What you need to know about shareholders’ agreements

A Shareholders Agreement is an agreement between the shareholders of a company that regulates dealings between them, between a shareholder and the company and which sets out some rules around how certain decisions will be made throughout the shareholder relationship.... Learn More

What you need to know about creating a will

What you need to know about creating a will

Where there’s a will, there’s a way for you to be sure that your affairs are managed the way you want them to be. Everyone should have one and it’s easier than you think…... Learn More

6 things to know before buying a home

6 things to know before buying a home

Here’s 6 things you should consider before you take the plunge…... Learn More

 
 

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