Legal Staff

Meet the Team

Meet the talented team at Mathews and Associates.Find out how we can help you with your legal issues.


Carolyn McLeod - Associate/Registered Legal Executive

Carolyn is a highly experienced legal executive with expertise in a wide variety of legal issues, both in personal and commercial law. She can assist with buying and selling businesses, companies, wills, trusts, and various property transactions. Her specialist area is trust law. Carolyn is an associate of the firm and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives. Carolyn enjoys helping clients with complicated family property arrangements which include companies and trusts.


Carolyn is a keen gardener and keeps animals on her lifestyle block. Her three young grandchildren also keep her busy.


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Patrick Mathews - Associate/Registered Legal Executive

Patrick has worked with Robyn for eleven years. He is an associate of the firm and also an associate member of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives. Patrick is passionate about conveyancing. Whether someone is buying their first home or preparing for retirement, Patrick can assist clients with all the legal aspects of buying and selling land.


Outside of work, Patrick enjoys spending time with his young family. 


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Cassandra Hayward - Registered Legal Executive

Cass has worked for law firms in both Whangarei and Auckland for approximately fifteen years. She is an associate member of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives. Cass works primarily with wills and estates: including drafting wills and enduring powers of attorney, and estate and probate administration. She also has extensive experience with residential conveyancing.


Outside of work, Cass enjoys overseas travel and relaxing with her family and friends.


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Coral Bailey - Conveyancing Executive

Coral has worked in Whangarei law firms for over forty years. She is a member of the property team and is very experienced with conveyancing matters. She also assists Carolyn McLeod with her large client base, and she and Carolyn have worked together successfully for over seven years.


Coral likes gardening, and spending time with her family and looking after her very active Shih Tzu Bichons.


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Janet Telfer – Legal Executive

Janet has been working in law firms for over 30 years initially as a secretary and then qualified as a legal executive in 1988. Janet works part time assisting Patrick Mathews with conveyancing.


Her outside interests include gardening, fishing & campervanning.


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Lisa Slavich – Legal Secretary

Lisa is currently studying a Legal Executive diploma whilst working part time for our firm.


She enjoys exploring the beautiful North with her family, visiting local parks and beaches and the scenic walkways around Onerahi.


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Sandhya Kumar – Legal Secretary

Sandy has recently moved to New Zealand and has worked through various positions in Fiji Judiciary over the last 13 years. She has worked in a variety of areas [Magistrates Court Criminal Registry, Family Court Registry, High Court Criminal / Civil Registry, Court of Appeal Registry and Supreme Court,]. She comes with wealth of experience and thorough knowledge about the court rules, practice and procedures in Fiji.

Her recent movement to New Zealand and taking up the position of a Legal Secretary has been awesome with giving her more opportunities to explore into the Legal Field.


Outside work, Sandy enjoys spending time with her family and taking kids to adventurous trips.


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Gloria Taylor – Receptionist/Secretary

Gloria has been with Mathews and Associates for four years. She is the firm’s Receptionist/Deeds Clerk/Secretary and the first welcoming face our clients see upon arrival. She supports the legal team in any capacity.


Outside of work Gloria enjoys gardening, travelling and spending time with her family.


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