introducing

our people

  • John Anderson
    John Anderson Principal — LL.B.

    After obtaining his law degree from the University of Auckland, John commenced his legal career in Waihi.  After several years there, and also in Australia where, among other jobs, he also worked in law firms, John eventually settled in his home town of Te Awamutu.  John became a partner in Edmonds Dodd which, following a merger with Judd Brown & Co, became Edmonds Judd.

    In 1999 John started his own legal practice in Katikati, setting up in the old postmaster’s residence behind what had been the post office and telephone exchange but is now Westpac Bank.

    During his career John has focused on land transactions, including the sale and purchase of houses, businesses, farms and orchards, as well as wills, enduring powers of attorney and estates.  John is a good old stick with plenty of time for a yarn.

  • Marian Whyte
    Marian Whyte Solicitor — LL.B.

    Anderson Law Katikati. Property lawyers Katikati. Residential conveyancing. Sale and purchase of residential and commercial property. Orchard and farm sales. Business sales. Purchase a business. Purchase an orchard or farm. Lease agreements and deeds. Trusts, wills and estates. Litigation and dispute resolution. Civil claims. Debt recovery. Family court lawyers Katikati.

    Anderson Law Katikati. Property lawyers Katikati. Residential conveyancing. Sale and purchase of residential and commercial property. Orchard and farm sales. Business sales. Purchase a business. Purchase an orchard or farm. Lease agreements and deeds. Trusts, wills and estates.

  • Bonnita Pitchford
    Bonnita Pitchford Solicitor — LL.B. B.A.

    Having completed her Law and Arts degrees at the University of Auckland, Bonnie recently moved to Tauranga to join the team at Anderson Law. “My passion is to help people”, she says. During her time at university, Bonnie volunteered as a law mentor as well as with the Ronald McDonald House, Teddy Bear Hospital, and Garden to Table charities. She also worked part time in Remuera as a Mathematics and English tutor.

    Since moving out of Auckland, Bonnie has volunteered at the Waikato Community Law Centre. “The experience I gained at Community Law was invaluable. There was such a wide variety of cases, and it was incredibly rewarding for me, personally.” Bonnie has a keen interest in property and employment law, and assists John with wills and estates planning.

  • Annette Inglis
    Annette Inglis Legal Assistant

    After working in several large law firms in Hamilton, Annette moved to the Bay of Plenty with her husband Rex to take up the position of Legal Assistant with Anderson Law. “I love working in a small law firm and having lots of client contact, dealing with estates and property transactions.” Annette is a work-life balance champion and believes in the mantra ‘work smarter, not harder’.

    Out of the office, Annette enjoys taking her dog Vader walking and experimenting in the kitchen. In her down time Annette likes reading autobiographies and murder mysteries as well as ‘binge watching’ on Netflix. Annette loves travelling too.  Most recently, she and Rex flew to London and toured through Europe. “It was an amazing experience visiting the different countries and seeing so much history up close”.

  • Renee Atkinson
    Renee Atkinson Legal Secretary

    Raised in Waihi, Renee completed her schooling through Te Aho O Te Kura Pounamu (The Correspondence School). From the age of 13 Renee was a volunteer at the Waihi library. Two years ago, Renee joined the team at Anderson Law as a deeds clerk. With such a kind manner and warm smile, it was clear Renee was destined to be a receptionist and “the face of Anderson Law”.

    Renee enjoys learning on the job gaining further secretarial and administrative experience as she goes. Renee has several interests outside of work, including card-crafting. She runs a class for this in Waihi and Thames once a month. Renee is actively involved in her church, planning events and fundraisers for the Thames and Waihi Seventh-Day Adventist Churches. Renee loves reading and cooking in her spare time.

  • Neil Blackstock
    Neil Blackstock Legal Executive & Mortgage Broker

    Neil, originally from Te Awamutu in the mighty Waikato, has been a legal executive for the past 30 years. Whether you are buying or selling homes, refinancing or subdividing, Neil is a one-stop legal shop.

    “Take the time to listen to your clients, they may know something or someone who can hook you up,” Neil says. Whether you are looking for a better interest rate or a better relationship with the right bank, Neil can help you. Neil’s clients love him and that is why we hired him. He goes the extra mile to make dreams come true, and he often succeeds!

    Most weekends Neil can be found in Omokoroa with his faithful sidekick “Boston” (a miniature Schnauzer), listening to a bit of jazz and enjoying a crisp craft beer.

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