Tricia Gibson

Tricia was previously the back bone of recently merged Napier Law.

Having obtained her Legal Executive qualification in 2005, she now specialises in Estate Administration, drafting of Wills and Residential Conveyancing. She’s the sort of person who loves to sit down for a relaxed chat with new clients and help them to easily understand the required legal process. Work is never boring because she believes everyone and every job is different. Tricia is also passionate about travelling and her extended family.

Personal Assistant

Belinda Clibborn

Contact Tricia

Phone: (06) 835 3229

Elizabeth Nash

After many years working as a Chef, Liz completed her Diploma of Conveyancing in 2019 whilst working at Taradale Law as a legal assistant and administrative support to Mary.

Liz loves the client care aspect of her job as well as the technical nature of legal work. No two working days are the same and opportunities to learn and grow is what makes her job so enjoyable.

In her spare time Liz likes cooking for/with friends and family and taking her dog Bosun on adventures around the Bay.

Contact Elizabeth

Phone: (06) 844 0940

Michelle Hemara

Michelle is a valued member of the team and comes to us with a vast amount of legal experience.

After a stint in the UK she returned with her family to Hawke’s Bay and focused on building her Legal Executive career. When Michelle is not stepping clients through various legal matters, you’ll probably find her lighting up the dance floor, as she is also an experienced Salsa teacher.

Personal Assistant

Rebecca Scott

Contact Michelle

Phone: (06) 878 6039

Rachael Luxton

Rachael has grown up in Hawke’s Bay, and returned in 2017 after 5 years in Wellington. Rachael began her career with Willis Legal at the end of 2017 and recently completed her Diploma in Legal Executive Studies in 2020. She specialises in residential conveyancing and estates.

Outside of work, Rachael is a board member of Volunteering Hawke’s Bay and enjoys volunteering in the community and experiencing all of what Hawke’s Bay has to offer together, with completing a never-ending home renovation.

Contact Rachael


Trista Halford

Having been born and bred in Hawke’s Bay, Trista spent a few years in Auckland where she completed a degree in Event Management with a minor in Marketing and English Studies.

Knowing there’s no place like home, Trista returned to Napier as soon as she could and whilst waiting to graduate, a temp job in a local law firm saw her find her passion for the legal profession. She decided to throw herself back into the world of assignments and exams to become a qualified legal executive, securing a job with Taradale Law whilst she studied and graduating with her diploma in 2016. Trista’s main fields of work are residential conveyancing and estates. She particularly enjoys helping clients into their first homes and making what can seem like a very overwhelming process for young purchasers as easy as on them as possible.

Contact Trista

Phone: (06) 844 0940

Holly Mooney

Having explored South America and Europe in her twenties, Holly returned to work in the accounting industry for over 7 years.

A keen foodie, Holly is often planning a menu for the next family get-together. She brings over 10 years of administrative experience with her from the trade, construction and accounting services industries, and is currently studying a Diploma in Legal Executive Studies. She enjoys meeting new clients and assisting them with their legal requirements.

Personal Assistant

Belinda Clibborn

Contact Holly

Phone: (06) 835-3229

Sallyanne Belmont

Sallyanne is a qualified Registered Legal Executive, and became a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives in 2017. She is the Hawke’s Bay representative for the Wellington District Branch of the NZILE.

Prior to moving to Hawkes Bay, she worked at a couple of Auckland based Law Firms and more recently at a Hastings firm. She enjoys helping clients, especially first home buyers, and thrives on client’s satisfaction. Outside of work, Sallyanne enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going camping or relaxing with a book.

Personal Assistant

Janine Blockley