Mike got his law degree from Auckland University in 1974. He worked for the Housing Corporation for the next few years before his father Terry asked him to join him in the Te Aroha firm in 1977. He worked with his father until 1989 when Terry passed away. Since then, Mike has worked in partnership with his brother Peter, who is now a coroner, and more recently with his daughters Fiona and Evelyn.
Mike's main areas of practice are in the rural and commercial sectors.
Fiona started working with the firm in 1996 and while still working, she gained a BA majoring in history and psychology in 2003. The lure of the law was too strong and she later decided to undertake a law degree through Waikato University which she gained in 2010. She was admitted to the bar in 2011.
Fiona is particularly interested in family law and employment law.
Evelyn began working with the firm straight out of college and some years into it she decided that law was the career for her. She completed her law degree alongside Fiona at Waikato University, graduating in 2010 and being admitted to the bar in 2011.
Evelyn enjoys trust law and estate planning, as well as resolving disputes for clients.
Alisha knew when she was still at college that she wanted to get involved in law. She became a qualified legal executive in 2013 while working at a law firm in Matamata and has been with us since May 2016.
She enjoys property law and looks after our residential conveyancing.
Rachel started working for Mike's brother Peter in 2003. Working and studying at the same time, she obtained her legal executive diploma in 2007 and is a current member of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives. After Mike took over Peter's practice in 2007, we were lucky enough to retain Rachel as part of our team.
Rachel's areas of expertise are property law and estate administration.
Sharon started working with Paul Carroll in his Te Aroha practice in 1982, then moved to Peter’s practice when he took over Paul Carroll’s, and is now working for our firm after Mike took over Peter’s practice.