People

This is our team

 

Michael Ryan

 Michael Ryan 

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.
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Email:  michael.ryan@ryanlaw.co.nz
Fiona Ryan

 Fiona Ryan 

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.
 
 
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Email:  fiona.ryan@ryanlaw.co.nz
Evelyn Ryan

 Evelyn Ryan 

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.
 
 
 
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Email:  evelyn.ryan@ryanlaw.co.nz
Megan Wood

 Anne Stuart 

Anne moved to Te Aroha from Tauranga a few years ago and has been working in law firms around the North Island as a legal executive for many years. She's been with us since September 2015.
 
She enjoys property law and looks after a large portion of our residential conveyancing.
 
 
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Email:  anne.stuart@ryanlaw.co.nz
Rachel Inger

Rachel Inger

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 area of expertise is property law.
(Rachel is currently on maternity leave)
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Email:  rachel.inger@ryanlaw.co.nz
Sharon Findsen

 Sharon Findsen 

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.
 
She looks after the firm’s trust account.



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Email:  sharon.findsen@ryanlaw.co.nz
 
Margaret Ryan

 Margaret Ryan 

Margaret has been working with Mike since the late 80s, mostly as a trust accountant.
 
Now, she is our practice manager and is in charge of the day-to-day running of our business.
 
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Email:  margaret.ryan@ryanlaw.co.nz
Fiona Ryan

 Delwyn Whibley 

Delwyn has been working with us since 2013 having previously worked in administration roles and before that as a volunteer ambulance officer.
 
She is our first point of contact for clients and is in charge of our reception.
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Email:  delwyn.whibley@ryanlaw.co.nz