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.

    Marian is a family law specialist and deals with litigation and dispute resolution.

  • Karla Clarke
    Karla Clarke Solicitor

    Graduate solicitor soon to be admitted to the New Zealand Law Society. Keen to help you on any matter.

  • Renee Atkinson
    Renee Atkinson Office Administrator

    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

    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.

  • 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”.

  • Julia Hole
    Julia Hole Legal Assistant
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