Kevin Callinicos

BCA, LL.B (Victoria) 1982

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

Lawrence Willis

LL.B (Victoria) 1985

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

Sarah Beckett

LL.B, BA (Victoria) 2003

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 Clive School and former Board Member of Napier Kindergarten Association and Napier Family Centre.

Personal Assistant

Emma Bates

Contact Sarah

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

Mark Goodson

BCA, LL.B (Victoria) 1999

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

Emma Roberts

LL.B, BA (Victoria) 2005

Emma is an experienced commercial and property lawyer, who specialises in advising on a broad range of commercial transactions, including business acquisitions, corporate structuring, franchise agreements, shareholder arrangements, and commercial leasing.

Originally from the Hawkes Bay, Emma returned in 2012 to join Willis Legal after gaining experience working in prominent law firms in London and Auckland. Outside of work, Emma spends time with her young family and enjoys the Hawkes Bay lifestyle.

Personal Assistant

Belinda Clibborn

Contact Emma

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

Bruce Gilmour

B.Com, LL.B (Otago) 1982

Bruce is a popular and highly respected member of the New Zealand legal profession and has been the Vice-President of the New Zealand Law Society and President of the Hawke’s Bay Branch of the New Zealand Law Society.

He is currently a member of the NZLS Practice Approval Committee.

Personal Assistant

Emma Bates

Contact Bruce

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

Justin Cameron

LL.B (Victoria) 2009

Justin is a local Napier boy, and having started his career in Auckland, has done his OE and is now settled into the beautiful Hawke’s Bay with his young family.

He has a broad range of high-quality litigation experience, starting out at a large national law firm before working for some of the largest firms in the world during his time in London. Justin joins Willis Legal after spending the last couple of years at a local Napier firm.

With over 10 years’ experience in the profession, he aims to provide practical legal advice that achieves the best results for his clients.

In his spare time, Justin enjoys making the most of the Hawke’s Bay lifestyle, and can often be found fishing on one of the local rivers or out on the bike trails.

Personal Assistant

Lisa Bennett

Contact Justin

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

Emily Stannard

LL.M (Distinction) (Otago) 2020, BA (Otago) 2014

Emily started her career volunteering with VSA in Samoa and was a Judges’ clerk and then solicitor in the Bay of Plenty before joining Willis Legal in 2017. She practises primarily in family law, with some civil litigation and mental health law. She enjoys running and reading in her spare time and sings in the Napier Civic Choir.

Personal Assistant

Rebecca Scott

Contact Emily

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

Casey Hucker

LL.B (Otago) 2003

Casey is a Napier local who graduated from The University of Otago in 2003. She commenced her legal career at Willis Legal before heading off on her OE.

She has a vast amount of property experience having worked for a well-known national property consultancy firm and a local Napier firm before returning to Willis Legal.

She has passion and enthusiasm for her job and enjoys working with individuals to ensure their experience is seamless and stress-free and clients appreciate her easy-going approachable style.

She specialises in all aspects of Property Law, Conveyancing, Commercial law, Trusts, Wills, and Estates.

Casey is a board member of the Napier Kindergarten Association and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her young family and taking advantage of the Hawke’s Bay lifestyle.

Personal Assistant

Lisa Bennett

Contact Casey

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