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

Rachael Luxton

Contact John

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

LL.B (Auckland) [1975]

Alan Davies

Alan is our Family Law Partner and is widely experienced in all aspects of matrimonial and family law.

He is also a senior ‘Lawyer for Child’. You could say Alan is our firm’s real Family man!

Personal Assistant

Dianne Cunningham

Contact Alan

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

BA, LL.B (Victoria) [1977]

Michael Wenley

Michael has been a lawyer now for over 35 years and believes his principal role is about helping people through life’s ups and downs.

“Being a lawyer means you have an important role in society and carrying out the bulk of this firm’s civil litigation and security enforcement work means I’m right in the thick of it every day.”

Personal Assistant

Carole Matts

Contact Michael

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

LL.B (Victoria) [1985]

Lawrence Willis

Lawrie’s family association with Willis Legal goes way back and as Executive Partner he plays a pivotal role in the direction of the business.

On a day-to-day basis he is involved mainly in company and private conveyancing, commercial work with experience in security documentation for Finance Companies, Estates and Trusts, Resource Management and Local Government.

Personal Assistant

Wendy Apperley

Contact Lawrie

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

BCA, LL.B (Victoria)[1982]

Kevin Callinicos

Kevin’s professional expertise is in property law, whether residential or commercial, small business, commercial, trusts, estates, wills and personal law.

The Callinicos family have been around in Hawke’s Bay since 1926 so it’s not surprising that today Kevin is actively engaged in our community, ‘giving back’ wherever possible.

Personal Assistant

Toni Torr

Contact Kevin

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

BCA, LL.B (Victoria) [1999]

Mark Goodson

Mark returned to Hawke’s Bay from overseas several years ago after working for some of London’s largest commercial law firms.

His specialist experience includes Commercial Law (commercial contracts, sale and purchase of businesses, franchise agreements, terms of trade), Corporate Law (shareholder agreements, all aspects of corporate governance) and Property Law (subdivisions, commercial leases, commercial and residential conveyancing).

Personal Assistant

Janine Blockley

Contact Mark

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

LL.B, BA (Victoria) [2003]

Sarah Beckett

At Willis Legal Sarah is involved mainly in the areas of private conveyancing, Company Law, Trusts and Estates.

She was also a highly respected Tutor of Property Law and Practice for the Legal Executives Diploma at EIT, and a current Board Member of the Napier Kindergarten Association and former Board Member of the Napier Family Centre.

Personal Assistant

Rachael Luxton

Contact Sarah

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