Legal Staff

Meet the Team

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

 

Chris Perry – Director, Solicitor

 

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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 four young grandchildren also keep her busy.

 

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Patrick Mathews - Associate/Registered Legal Executive

Patrick has worked for this firm or it’s predecessors since mid 2007. 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 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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Pat Grace – Legal Executive

Pat has worked in law firms for 15 years as receptionist, legal secretary and then qualified as a legal executive in 2014.

Pat enjoys conveyancing and is assisting Patrick Mathews with his busy conveyancing practice.

Pat enjoys gardening, cryptic crosswords, hand crafts and especially her grandchildren.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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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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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Whitney Edmonds – Office Assistant

I have always enjoyed interacting with people from all walks of life. I love to see people smile. Being one of the greeting faces here at Mathews & Associates allows me to do just that, interact with people and make them smile (though I can’t win them all).

 

Outside of work, I enjoy being mum to my three young children and along with my partner, taking our family out to experience the beautiful sights our country has to offer.

 

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