McLeods Lawyers has been part of the community since Kerikeri was a small village based around the emerging horticultural industry.
The wider Kerikeri region is now the fastest-growing area in Northland and offers an attractive lifestyle, diverse population and varied business opportunities.
We are conveniently located in ground-floor offices, just opposite the Post Office in Kerikeri, on Hobson Avenue.
For more information about our services please send us an email.
Graeme McLelland, Partner
Graeme has a wealth of experience and specialised local knowledge, arising from 28 years working as a lawyer in Kerikeri, and prides himself on his ability to see all the aspects touching on a transaction and to get the details right.
Graeme’s experience and skill allows him to easily handle complex transactions and make sure they run smoothly without any hidden surprises for his clients.
Graeme is down to earth, approachable and calm. Graeme’s clients hold him in high regard and appreciate his easy manner and his comprehensive approach to any problem.
Graeme and his wife Margaret are still getting used to the quiet life and to a full fridge several years after their two children left home. Graeme is a bit of a fitness fanatic – he has been a marathon runner in the past, and now tries to fit in a gym session before work most mornings.
Sarah Jury, Partner
As a new-generation lawyer, Sarah’s approach to caring for clients and their legal work is innovative and up to the minute, as well as including traditional values of thoroughness and reliability.
As a mother with a young family, she understands the demands and issues facing clients in similar circumstances, and these experiences inform her advice and drive an attitude that solutions must not only be legally right, they must be workable.
Sarah’s areas of expertise are family law (both disputes and “friendly” arrangements) and employment law, and her work for community organisations means she is up to date with local trends and events.
Sarah is also well known for her collection of Jimmy Choo lookalike shoes and for her participation in displays of belly dancing at local events, and Viking re-enactments.
Louise Smith, Senior Lawyer
Louise recently joined us after practising in Auckland for 15 years and she is enjoying the sense of community that comes from living in a Northland town. For Louise good communication with her clients is key. “I want to empower my clients not baffle them with legal jargon.”
Our legal team includes:
Administration and Accounts
McLeods Lawyers are proud to support the following:
- Hospice Mid-Northland Society Inc
- Annual Rotary Speech Competition sponsor
- Waimate North Landcare Trust
- Order of St John, Kerikeri
- Kerikeri High School
- Kerikeri Primary School
- Riverview Primary School
- Kerikeri Plunket