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Staff Solicitors team news

Over the past year we have been strengthening our legal team with the addition of four solicitors to our Hawkes Bay team.  And in breaking news – the stork has visited SLW!

Rob Macdonald joined us in June 2014. Coming from a big city background, and having been a partner in several other firms, Rob brings  many years of corporate and commercial experience to the firm.

Rachel Ritchie returned to the firm in 2014 after an absence of 18 years – out of town and raising her young family.

Rachel works part time and looks after most of our commercial leasing.

Richard Doole joined us earlier this year. Richard is a recent Law graduate and hails from Wairoa. He was formerly Head Prefect at Napier Boy’s High School.

Richard was recently featured in an NZLS article which can be found here. Despite being labelled “country boy” in the article, he is very comfortable with city life!

Our latest recruit is Chantelle Cowlrick. She is also a returning local and was Head Girl at Napier Girls High School.  

Chantelle has worked in NZ and overseas in a mix of roles over the last few years.

Chantelle joined us in August 2015 and is working in SLW’s commercial team.

We are pleased to announce that Kylie Cawston, PA to Nathan Gray and Lara Blomfield, has had a baby.  Patrick arrived on August 7th.

Patrick, along with his mum and his dad Sean are all well. Kylie is on maternity leave and expected back at SLW in the new year.