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Welcome to our Taranaki-based law firm specialising in people-focused legal services including Family, Elder Protection, Mental Health, Property and Conveyancing. 

PRACTICE

AREAS

FAMILY LAW

 

  • Care/Custody of Children

  • Adoption/Guardianship

  • Child Protection

  • Child, Youth and Family matters

  • Domestic Violence

  • Protection Orders

  • Paternity

  • Relationship Property

  • Separation Agreements

  • Dissolution of Marriage

  • Child Support

DISABILITIES

Specialised advice for disabled clients and/or their families:

  • Estate planning

  • Wills

  • Trusts

  • Enduring Powers of Attorney

  • Welfare Guardianship (adult guardianship)

  • Property Management

  • Advocacy for disability-related disputes

PROPERTY & COMMERCIAL

 

  • Residential Sales/Purchases

  • Farm Sales/Purchases

  • Farm Succession Planning

  • Subdivisions

TRUSTS & WILLS

 

  • Wills

  • Estate Planning

  • Trusts

  • Estate Administration

MENTAL HEALTH

 

ELDER PROTECTION

 

  • Powers of Attorney

  • PPPR Act applications

  • Trusts

  • Estate Planning

MAORI LAND

  • Matters

 

OUR VISION

Welcome to QuinLaw. We have been providing the Taranaki region with a full range of legal support for over 35 years. We have specialised experience in Family Law, Elder Protection Law, Mental Health Law, Property and Conveyancing.

Our vision is to provide expert advice while putting people first, ensuring friendly and personal service and the best experience possible.

 

Whether the job is a complex property or family matter, or a straight-forward will or trust, QuinLaw’s experienced team will be happy to assist you.

Being a small firm means we are able to be more accessible to our clients and have the flexibility to ensure that each client’s individual needs are met.

 
 

OUR TEAM

BARRISTERS & SOLICITORS

After an extensive nursing career, Catherine qualified as a solicitor from Otago University in 1987.

 

Catherine specialises in all areas of Family Law, Elder Protection, Protection of Personal & Property Rights, Maori Land, Conveyancing and Trusts with a particular interest in Elder Abuse matter.

She and her husband have two adult sons.

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GORDON WILSON
ASSOCIATE
CATHERINE QUIN
DIRECTOR
CATHERINE QUIN
DIRECTOR

Gordon specialises in the areas of Family Law and Mental Health Law with a particular focus on relationship property matters.

 

He spent 14 years working for two global corporations that operate within Taranaki prior to embarking on his law career.

Gordon was appointed Associate of QuinLaw in August 2011.

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GORDON WILSON
ASSOCIATE SOLICITOR

Michele qualified as a lawyer in 1985.  She has worked in the areas of both property and family law.  Prior to coming to QuinLaw Michele was the in-house lawyer for a government department, working  in the area of child  protection.  Michele can assist you with property matters, including relationship property, wills and trusts.

MICHELE RIORDAN 
SOLICITOR
Nan  specialises in servicing the disability community with specialised advice about Wills, Trusts, Enduring Powers of Attorney, disputes  and Welfare and Property applications to the Court.
 
She also has experience in relationship property matters and works in partnership with others in the firm to access their specialist areas for her clients, such as conveyancing, estates or relationship property. Nan utilises technology to work with clients all over the country. She is based in Hamilton.
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NAN JENSEN
SOLICITOR
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Trained in the UK, Sharon left a city practice there to settle in NZ with her Kiwi husband and two small children. They settled in Northland and combined a fun family life with a busy rural law practice.  Sharon recently moved to New Plymouth. She focuses on the sale and purchase of businesses, farms, commercial leases, trusts, and commercial and residential conveyancing. She provides a client friendly, approachable and resourceful service focused on solutions and results.  When she is not working, she can be found enjoying all things equine, as well as cycling, and exploring the diverse arts and music scene in New Plymouth.
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SHARON ROBINSON
SOLICITOR
Rose brings her extensive knowledge in conveyance transactions, refinancing, trusts, wills, estate planning and estate administration. She will go the extra mile for her clients and possesses the ability to explain even the most complex and difficult processes in simple terms.
 
Rose Mary has a can do attitude and looks forward to assisting you.
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ROSE  WILSON
REG LEGAL EXECUTIVE
With over 30 years’ experience in the legal industry, Alison brings extensive knowledge to her role as Estate Manager.  She specialises in  well-crafted Wills,  Enduring Powers of Attorney, Trusts and other legal structures.
 
She enjoys helping her clients achieve peace of mind and solutions.  She understands the sensitive nature of Wills and will support your family when you are grieving.
 
Currently living in New Plymouth, Alison has spent many years working as a sharemilker in the region.  Alison enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoying the magnificent Taranaki lifestyle.
ALISON ADAMS
REG LEGAL EXECUTIVE
Olivia is currently away on  maternity leave.
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OLIVIA SOFFE
REG LEGAL EXECUTIVE

Mary joined QuinLaw in 2015 as a Legal Secretary and PA to Catherine Quin. Mary previously worked at Shell, BP Todd and at the Family Court in New Plymouth for nearly 20 years.  

 

Mary’s extensive court experience is invaluable in supporting our legal team. Her expertise in PPPR and family matters, and her caring nature ensure that our most vulnerable clients receive the very best care.

 

Mary has recently become a very proud first time grandmother and enjoys her family and friends.  She is also involved in Church activities, gardening, floristry and following sports.

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MARY YOUNG
LEGAL SECRETARY / PA
In the past Marg has been a teacher and Primary School Principal.  She brings many skills helpful in providing general administrative support to the experts on the team.
 
Away from work, Marg keeps busy within her extensive family network, exploring her Polish heritage, culture and language, faith activities, music, gardening and a current renovation project on the family homestead.
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MARGARET EVANS
LEGAL SECRETARY / PA

Helen has recently joined the team at QuinLaw. 

 

She has a background of 12 years in banking, and 13 years in administration and office roles.

 

In between times she has raised her four children.

Helen enjoys spending time with her family, tramping, cycling and travelling.

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HELEN BERNET
LEGAL SECRETARY / PA
Stephanie also joined QuinLaw with the amalgamation of Trevor Knowsley in 2009 and has continued her role as Receptionist / Trust Administrator.
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STEPHANIE PATTERSON
RECEPTIONIST / TRUST ADMIN

Maria started with Catherine when the firm was just beginning.  Prior to that Maria had spent 10 years in banking and then took a ‘privileged’ break from the work force to raise her  4 children.  

 

Maria knows QuinLaw inside out and is able to turn her hand to most tasks within the office.  Her background and experience in office management, administration, basic IT and financial management provide invaluable support to Catherine and her team at QuinLaw.

 

Maria loves spending time with her family and friends, relaxing with a good book or travelling / cruising in sunny destinations.

MARIA McCRACKEN
OFFICE MANAGER
OUR ADDRESS

11 Robe Street
PO Box 3119
New Plymouth 4341
New Zealand
Telephone: + 64 6 769 9687
Fax: + 64 6 769 9685

 

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