Our People

Our Senior Partners

He aha te mea nui o te ao?
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

Our Legal Team

Our Administration Team

John Kahukiwa – Managing Partner

John leads the firms Māori, commercial and litigation law practices. He works closely and collaboratively with senior litigators  Vance Leach and Craig Orton.

Julia Harper-Hinton and John Kahukiwa with the support of Maureen Malcolm, form an effective and successful team on issues of public law and Māori legal matters.  They provide a wide range of commercial law services for Māori organisations, businesses and individuals.

Lisa Roberts, Senior Partner

Lisa leads the firms busy property and commercial practice with a team of experienced and highly talented lawyers and legal executives.  Senior associate Frank Chan is a banking and finance specialist who works across a broad range of commercial law areas. Frank works closely with O’neal Mendoza who also specialises in immigration matters and performs a key role as Honorary Vice-Consul for the Philippine Consulate of New Zealand. Senior Legal executive Barbara McDonald is a well respected and highly experienced in all  property matters with a strong and loyal client base in the West Auckland business community. Steph Donnell provides support and legal administrative services to this broad based commercial and property practice.

Mark Tolich, Senior Consultant

Mark leads the firm’s family law practice. He offers a depth of knowledge and expertise that only comes with operating at the highest level in his field for over thirty years. Mark also holds the role  Honorary Consul for the Philippine Consulate General. His team includes; Vance Leach and Julia Harper-Hinton.

whose focus is parenting and protection matters.

Frank Chan, Senior Associate

Frank oversees the highly effective wills and estate practice, working with senior legal executive Tom Allen and Michelle Pereira. Tom’s years of experience in this area of law are impressive and he works closely with a range of  the firms lawyers and legal executives sharing his vast knowledge in this area.