Philip Revell Retires
Thirty eight years ago two young local lawyers, Philip Revell and Brian Corban came together to start a law firm in West Auckland. They both have deep roots in the West, Brian was two years older than Phil, and they both attended Kelston Boys High School. They knew each other in school, even though Brian was a year ahead.
After law school and respective legal careers, Phil returned to New Zealand after time spent overseas and met Brian again. Together they realised they had the same goal to create a legal firm in the West. So they set up shop on Main Street Henderson, above the arcade at 357 Great North Road.
Philip Revell has been an integral part of the firm he founded, as Principle, Lawyer, Consultant and mentor for all of the 38 years since the firm’s founding. Today marks his last working day in the firm, and the beginning of his retirement.
It is not easy for us to say goodbye to a man who has meant so much to us as a lawyer, a mentor and a friend. Many have called him mentor as aspiring lawyers who have come, and grown in their legal careers.
To Phil, words can not express our gratitude for your contribution, your steady hand, and your sage advice through the years. You will be dearly missed as a constant prensence and guiding hand in the firm. We wish you and Beverley nothing but the best in your retirement and hope you will always return to regale us of your travels and your pick of movies at the International Film Festival. Thank you, for founding Corban Revell Lawyer. Thank you for the 38 years of unceasing dedication to this firm and to its Partners and lawyers.
Thank you for everything you have contributed to the firm and to the community. We will miss you. We miss you already.