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Mark Deacon

Mark is the Balclutha based Partner. He has worked in South Otago for over 25 years, having joined the firm and entered into the partnership in 1999.

Partner - Balclutha

Kerry Dowling

Kerry is our Milton based Partner. Originally from Ranfurly, he has worked in South Otago since 2004, joining the firm in 2008 and entering into partnership in 2013.

Partner - Milton

Jared St Clair-Newman

Jared joined our team in 2020 after practising in Dunedin for the last 10 years. He specialises in private and commercial property transactions. He is a born and bred Dunedinite local with strong ties to the district. He is available for appointments in our Dunedin, Milton and Balclutha offices.


Louise Thomas

Louise is our Balclutha-based Legal Executive. She joined the Balclutha team in 2014 and has a background in banking.

Legal Executive

Kaye Barnes

Kaye is our Milton based Legal Executive. She joined the Balclutha office in 2000, transferring to the Milton office in 2013.

Legal Executive

Nicola Curtis

Nicola is the Receptionist and Legal Secretary of our Balclutha office and joined the firm in 2016.

Receptionist and Legal Secretary

Tracy Coulter

Tracy is our receptionist/legal assistant in the Milton office, having joined the Milton team in 2019.

Receptionist and Legal Assistant

Dale Allison

Dale is a Legal Secretary in our Milton office, having joined the firm in 1987.

Legal Secretary

Mel Taggart

Melanie (Mel) is our Balclutha Office Administrator. She joined the team in 2021 and has a background in banking and administration.

Office Administrator
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