Adam Hopkinson
Adam Hopkinson
I relocated to the Bay of Plenty with my family in 2007, and joined the firm’s litigation team. Prior to our move to Tauranga, I spent eight...
Alesha Evetts
Alesha Evetts
I have a long association with Cooney Lees Morgan, having originally worked in administrative roles after finishing college. Eighteen months later I...
Alexis McStay
Alexis McStay
Born and raised in the deep south I was lured to the sunny North Island to join Cooney Lees Morgan as part of their property team in 2013. I have 13...
Alyson Hendren
Alyson Hendren
I’m a lawyer in the Corporate & Commercial team, and have been working at Cooney Lees Morgan since February 2015 when we relocated from...
Chad Wallace
Chad Wallace
I joined the Private Client & Trust team at Cooney Lees Morgan in November 2015. Before moving to Tauranga and joining Cooney Lees Morgan I...
Caryn Van Veen
Caryn Van Veen
I have been working in the legal field for the past 19 years in various administration roles. I have worked on a number of transactional matters...
Aleyce Molloy
Aleyce Molloy
After growing up in a small Central Hawkes Bay town, I relocated to Tauranga in 2013 and worked for a mid-sized firm before joining the CLM team in...
Campbell Izzard
Campbell Izzard
I joined Cooney Lees Morgan in 2020 returning to the Bay of Plenty after a lengthy stint in China, Australia and Auckland. I work with corporate...
Dean Willacy
Dean Willacy
I’ve been with Cooney Lees Morgan for over 10 years and enjoy advising clients on all forms of property transactions including subdivisions,...
Mary Hill
Mary Hill
I’m a litigator specialising in resource management, planning and local government law. I also have expertise in competition, consumer,...
Emma Campbell
Emma Campbell
I first joined Coney Lees Morgan in 2005 and over the years have been involved in providing support to the Property & Development team, Corporate...
Cathie Kerr
Cathie Kerr
I have worked for Cooney Lees Morgan for over 20 years, beginning as the junior and progressing to my current position as legal executive working on...
Matt Tustin
Matt Tustin
I have a broad practice that spans both the Private Client & Trust and Corporate & Commercial teams. I am fortunate enough to have high...
Jeff Stringer
Jeff Stringer
I joined Cooney’s in 2016 as a Senior Solicitor in the Private Client & Trust team. My role includes advising private clients around...
Fiona Macmillan
Fiona Macmillan
I am a Senior Legal Assistant working in the Private Client and Trust team. I have 20 years legal experience working in law firms in...
Erin Handley
Erin Handley
I first joined Cooney Lees Morgan in 2001 as the office junior and have worked my way to my current position as a Registered Legal...
Julie Warburton
Julie Warburton
I genuinely love my work and helping my clients to achieve their goals. I deal with a variety of property transactions ranging from residential and...
Owen Cooney
Owen Cooney
Tauranga born and bred, I worked for a large law firm in Auckland before returning and joining the firm in the early 1980’s. I became a partner...
Colleen Bain
Colleen Bain
I retrained as a lawyer after several years working in predominantly IT projects in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. During this time I...
Fionne Playford
Fionne Playford
I have worked in the legal field for over 12 years in Rotorua, Paraparaumu and Tauranga. I have also spent 14 years overseas, both in Brisbane...
Gai Frank
Gai Frank
I’ve been with Cooney Lees Morgan since the early 1980’s and it’s been a real privilege to be involved in a firm that has grown...
Kelly Bek
Kelly Bek
I’m a UK qualified lawyer and joined Cooney Lees Morgan in 2009. Prior to my move to New Zealand, I spent four year working for Boodle Hatfield...
Paul Tustin
Paul Tustin
I joined Cooney Lees Morgan in 1996 and have been a partner since 1999. I work predominantly with large commercial organisations, including local...
Katherine Dentice
Katherine Dentice
I am a legal executive who specialises in conveyancing including residential sales, purchases and refinancing.     As soon as...
Kerry McIntosh
Kerry McIntosh
Working in our Private Client & Trust team, I assist Matt Tustin and Scott Goodwin with all aspects of residential conveyancing, refinancing,...
Cameron Russell
Cameron Russell
I’m a Bay of Plenty local who, after living in big cities around the world, has seen the light and returned home. I’m one of four boys...
Hayley Carter
Hayley Carter
As law had always been a passion of mine and a career I longed to pursue, I choose to study as a legal executive so I could stay in the bay and...
Louella Axon
Louella Axon
I completed a Legal Executive Certificate in 1976 and went on to work in an Auckland firm for 10 years before moving north and working in Warkworth...
Margaret Cannon
Margaret Cannon
I’m a Fellow member of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives. I joined Cooney Lees Morgan in March 2000  specialising in the area...
Peter Crombie
Peter Crombie
I have been a partner of Cooney Lees Morgan since 1992. I am the firm’s senior litigation partner. I lead the civil and commercial litigation...
Heather Cropper
Heather Cropper
I joined Cooney Lees Morgan when I moved to Tauranga in June 2016 .  My legal experience is predominantly in commercial and residential...
Jenny Meehan
Jenny Meehan
I’m a senior legal assistant at Cooney Lees Morgan and my role is to provide support to each of our teams in the event of an absence....
Melissa Cox
Melissa Cox
A registered legal executive with over 20 years’ experience in the legal profession, my work is focused on general conveyancing including...
Scott Goodwin
Scott Goodwin
Having previously worked in private practice in both New Zealand and the UK, I have over 10 years’ experience in trusts, estate and succession...
Nicky Sprunt
Nicky Sprunt
Originally from South Africa, my family and I immigrated to New Zealand in 2008. I have been working as a legal secretary for about nine years, two...
Tania Reweti
Tania Reweti
Hi my name is Tania Reweti, I’m an Associate in the Litigation & Local Government team here at Cooney Lees Morgan. I have a broad base of...
Jody Renwick
Jody Renwick
I moved to Mount Maunganui from Auckland in December 2016, where I was employed as the Practice Manager of a boutique, employment law firm.  I...
Karen Hurren
Karen Hurren
Working part-time alongside our main receptionist, I thrive on meeting people and providing a friendly and welcoming reception area for our clients....
Victoria Brewer
Victoria Brewer
I joined Cooney Lees Morgan in November 2016 as an Associate in our Litigation and Local Government team.  I have over 10 years’...
Karen Middleweek
Karen Middleweek
My role is to run our busy and dynamic reception, making sure both clients and staff are well looked after. It’s important to me to always...
Kay Karl
Kay Karl
Born and bred in Hamilton, my husband and I moved to the Bay in late 2016. Over the past 15 years I have been employed in various secretarial roles...
Kelly Sanders
Kelly Sanders
I was born and raised in Tauranga and love all that the Bay has to offer. I joined Cooney Lees Morgan in June 2016, following a 20 year stint at...
Kristine Phibbs
Kristine Phibbs
I have lived most of my life in the Bay of Plenty having moved to Tauranga from Whakatane.  I love living close to the beach and enjoy the...
Leanne Owen
Leanne Owen
After 15 years working at ANZ and in the criminal division of the Tauranga Court I joined Cooney Lees Morgan.  I work in the conveyancing area,...
Linda McKinney
Linda McKinney
I joined Cooney Lees Morgan in 2004 when I moved to Tauranga from Hamilton.  I have predominately worked as a personal assistant during this...
Marley Orr
Marley Orr
I started working for Cooney Lees Morgan in May 2017 as Office Junior and began studying for the NZLS Legal Executive Diploma which I have now...
Michaela Worsnop
Michaela Worsnop
I joined Cooney Lees Morgan in 2007.  I now have 11 years’ experience as a legal assistant and presently work part time in a job share...
Michelle Lagerberg
Michelle Lagerberg
Having worked at Cooney Lees Morgan as a Solicitor prior to taking extended leave to have my family, I have returned to the firm as trust...
Niccola Nield
Niccola Nield
I oversee the administration of the Trust Account on a daily basis and enjoy the challenge of working in busy environment with two other team...
Payton Bibby
Payton Bibby
I started at Cooney Lees Morgan in 2019 as a junior office assistant and am now a Legal Assistant in the Property and Development Team.   I am...
Priscilla Philp
Priscilla Philp
I first started working at Cooney Lees Morgan in 1990 as office junior, and worked my way up to a Legal Assistant. I left in 2000 to travel...
Rachel Saunders
Rachel Saunders
I joined Cooney Lees Morgan in February 2015 as a junior office assistant. After gaining a variety of skills and knowledge working for different...
Rhiannon Doughty
Rhiannon Doughty
I have 15 years experience working in law firms in NZ, UK and Australia.  My current role is an assistant in the Private Client & Trust...
Rita Tustin
Rita Tustin
My role as the  Client Trust Manager for the firm provides a unique and exciting opportunity to work along side staff within the firm . Having...
Rose Evans
Rose Evans
I’m a senior legal assistant in the Private Client & Trust team and have been working at Cooney Lees Morgan since 2006, assisting the...
Sharon Clyde
Sharon Clyde
I have over 10 years’ experience in legal work, in several areas of law including Intellectual Property, Commercial, Conveyancing, Trust,...
Sue Purchase
Sue Purchase
I’ve clocked up quite a few years working in trust accounting for Cooney Lees Morgan and previously a leading law firm in Auckland. Of more...
Teresa Lowe
Teresa Lowe
My first job was in a law office in Wellington in 1988 and I’ve been in this field ever since.  I have spent most of the last 27 years at...
Carolyn Culliney
Carolyn Culliney
I joined the Corporate & Commercial team at Cooney Lees Morgan in November 2014, after spending eight years with a top-tier legal firm, Meredith...
Chris Liddall
Chris Liddall
The first eight years of my career were spent in the United Kingdom and I now have over 16 years experience as a corporate and commercial...
Christopher Mayes
Christopher Mayes
I’m responsible for the overall management of Cooney Lees Morgan which includes leading the administration team. I work extensively with the...
Deborah Flowers
Deborah Flowers
In 2012 I joined Cooney Lees Morgan in the role of HR/Marketing Administrator but as the business has grown so has my role and I am now solely...
Georgia Clemens
Georgia Clemens
In 2015 I started at Cooney Lees Morgan as a junior office assistant.  Over the last 5 years at Cooneys I have worked full time for different...
Hilary Anderson
Hilary Anderson
I was born and raised in beautiful Ohope Beach and spent my university years in Christchurch studying at the University of Canterbury.  I...
Jason Bywater-Lutman
Jason Bywater-Lutman
I am a property, construction and development law expert. With a strong tax background and prior involvement in projects ranging from greenfield...
Jennifer Ross
Jennifer Ross
I’m a lawyer in the Corporate & Commercial team and have worked at Cooney Lees Morgan since relocating from Hamilton in 2013. I studied at...
Kay George
Kay George
I joined the Cooney Lees Morgan team in August 2015. Previously I have worked in both the agriculture and airline industries, so working in law was...
Keith Catran
Keith Catran
I have been in practice nearly 40 years, mostly as a litigator and dispute resolution lawyer doing a full range of civil litigation. I spent the...
Michelle Senkus
Michelle Senkus
I joined the firm in 1994, initially in the accounts department. At that time the firm had 45 staff.  Since then my role has morphed in to that...
Murray Denyer
Murray Denyer
Since I started practising law in 1993, I have advised and worked in some of New Zealand’s largest corporations, State Owned Enterprises and...
Peter Rust
Peter Rust
I joined Cooney Lees Morgan in 1994. I’m a consultant solicitor practicing in all matters relating to general land and property development. I...
Peter Washer
Peter Washer
I joined Cooney Lees Morgan in 1980 becoming  a partner in 1983 and I am the firm’s Notary Public. I have extensive experience in...
Rachel van Rossen
Rachel van Rossen
In 2013 I graduated from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Management Studies (majoring in Economics). Following my...
Rachael Zame
Rachael Zame
I have been practising in the field of resource management and environmental law for more than 10 years. I also specialise in local government law...
Rebecca Graham
Rebecca Graham
My practice focuses on commercial and financial matters advising companies, limited partnerships and investors on all aspects of commercial...
Roann Watson
Roann Watson
I joined Cooney Lees Morgan’s Corporate & Commercial Team in 2008, having previously worked for a national law firm and as in-house legal...
Sally Powdrell
Sally Powdrell
I joined Cooney Lees Morgan in 1982 and became a partner in 1986. I have over 30 years experience in the private client and property area, and...
Tanya Drummond
Tanya Drummond
Having completed my Law Degree in Wellington, I began my legal career at Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper) in the Corporate and Finance team. In 2003 I...
Ashleigh Fletcher
Ashleigh Fletcher
I advise on a wide range of corporate and commercial projects and enjoy working with a variety of businesses to meet their unique commercial...
Amanda Segedin
Amanda Segedin
I have been lucky enough to have worked at Cooney Lees Morgan during my entire legal career. I work mostly in the areas of Trust administration and...
Nicola King
Nicola King
Born in Queenstown, I have gradually made my way north,  moving to Tauranga in 2017.  I completed my studies at the University of Otago in...
Mallory Schofield
Mallory Schofield
I recently joined Cooney Lees Morgan as a solicitor in the Litigation and Local Government team. Originally from Hamilton, I attended the University...
Tyler Buckley
Tyler Buckley
I’m proud to be a member of Cooney Lees Morgan’s Private Client and Trust Team. I specialise in work involving property, construction and...
Katie Kendrick
Katie Kendrick
I am a member of the Private Client & Trust team and specialise in relationship property and family disputes. After clerking at Cooney Lees...
Patrick Anderson
Patrick Anderson
Before joining Cooney Lees Morgan’s litigation team in early 2019, I practiced at law firms in both Christchurch and Auckland and also worked...
Sarah Livingston
Sarah Livingston
I joined Cooney Lees Morgan in April 2019 as a junior office assistant. I’m really enjoying my role as well as learning new skills and meeting...
Rose Carnachan
Rose Carnachan
I work in our firm’s Property and Development team and specialise in residential conveyancing, including house and land packages along with...
Lucy McDougall
Lucy McDougall
As a Senior Solicitor in Cooney Lees Morgan’s Property and Development Team, I work closely with Cameron Russell to advise clients on a range...
Mark Harding
Mark Harding
I have recently relocated with my family to the Bay and joined CLM as an Associate in the Resource Management and Local Government team. My...
Melanie Forsman
Melanie Forsman
I am excited to have joined the team at Cooney Lees Morgan and look forward to continuing to assist clients from all walks of life.  I began...
Nicole Bristowe
Nicole Bristowe
I joined Cooney Lees Morgan as a Junior Office Assistant in October 2019 and thoroughly enjoy working with a great team and learning new things every...
Lydia Harris
Lydia Harris
I am a UK-qualified lawyer and joined Cooney Lees Morgan’s Property and Development team in September 2019. My expertise include commercial...
Lynne Davis
Lynne Davis
Working in a law firm has been a long-term goal of mine. At the beginning of 2019 I joined Cooney Lees Morgan in the administration team as an AML...
Ivan McIntosh
Ivan McIntosh
I am a Consultant based in Cooney’s Matamata office and specialise in property and development work. I also have extensive experience in...
Deeanah Winders
Deeanah Winders
As a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), coupled with almost 15 years’ experience dealing with all aspects of...
Caitlin Roberts
Caitlin Roberts
Christchurch born and bred I was lucky to spend my university years in my home town at Canterbury University where I obtained a BSc majoring in...
Charlotta Harpur
Charlotta Harpur
I have been working with local authorities since I moved to New Zealand in 2009. First with Heaney & Co (later Heaney & Partners), and from...