Erin Gibson, JP

Erin is our registered legal executive having obtained her legal executive qualification in 1991.

She doesn’t mind such comments as one made by one client “she’s no spring chicken but she knows her stuff”. We prefer to call it experience and that is what it is after spending what seems a lifetime working in law. Erin is our estates guru and often the first point of contact at a difficult time for families. As such she can call on her past working experience (as a social worker) to help clients.

Personal Assistant

Belinda Clibborn

Contact Erin

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

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

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

Sonya Vallance

Born and raised in Hawke’s Bay Sonya originally worked in the banking industry.

After having two children she returned to the work force in 2001 this time in the legal profession working as a Legal Executive, primarily dealing with Trusts, conveyancing and estates. She says meeting with clients and building relationships with them is the most satisfying aspect of her job.

“I continually aim to make the legal process stress-free for my clients.”

Personal Assistant

Toni Torr

Contact Sonya

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

Tim Rutledge

In an area dominated by the ‘fairer sex’, Tim thought it was time for a change as a Butcher and put his many organisational and administrative skills into ‘legal’ practice.

With a great hands on attitude to work and life in general he brings a fresh dynamic to the team. We reckon this young man is going to carve out a niche in this law firm!

Personal Assistant

Belinda Clibborn

Contact Tim

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

Michelle Hemara

Michelle is one of our newest members of the team but 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

Rachael Luxton

Contact Michelle

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