LL.B (Auckland) [1978]

Richard Cross

Richard stands by his guiding principle,”I strive to keep my clients out of court by resolving questions and disputes.”

Couple this attitude to an extensive legal background, including his former role as the District Land Registrar and Government Solicitor and you’ll find that Richard provides our clients with friendly and comprehensive legal support.

Personal Assistant

Janine Blockley

Contact Richard

Email: rcross@willislegal.co.nz
Phone: (06) 835 3229

LL.B (Victoria) [1975]

John Orton

A local boy through and through, John is a popular figure around the Bay and has been active in the legal fraternity for nearly 40 years.

His areas of practice and expertise include conveyancing, construction, commercial, estates, trusts, wills, elder law and general family matters. At the weekends you will probably find John is equally at home on the golf course.

Personal Assistant

Rebecca Scott

Contact John

Email: jorton@willislegal.co.nz
Phone: (06) 878 6039

Mary Redington

Mary attended University in Dunedin, became a Partner in an Upper Hutt law firm in 1991 before moving to Hawkes Bay to set up Taradale Law in 2006. In 2020 Mary joined Willis Legal as a Consultant.

Mary enjoys working for older clients and has extensive experience in family trust law. She belongs to All Saints Anglican Parish and enjoys riding her horses Ben and Kudu in her spare time.

Personal Assistant

Elizabeth Nash

Contact Mary

Email: mredington@willislegal.co.nz
Phone: (06) 844 0940