Peter Macauley has been with the firm since 1970 and joined founder George Palmer in partnership in 1973. Following George’s retirement Rick joined Peter in partnership in 1998 which continued until March 2022 when Peter became a Consultant to the firm – a position that he currently enjoys working four days a week. With over 50 years of experience Peter has a wide variety of skills commensurate with the conduct of a rural practice but has specialised in farm and property conveyancing, commercial leases, relationship property and trusts.
Throughout his lengthy career he has played a significant role in community affairs and in 2000 was named Community Service Lawyer of the Year by the Auckland District Law Society. 39 years of service to St John led to him receiving a Knighthood of the Order of St John. He has been a member of the Lions Club of Kaikohe for 45 years and is a Melvin Jones Fellow of Lions Clubs International and a Life Member of the Lloyd Morgan Lions Clubs Charitable Trust.
His earlier years saw him very much involved with the management of Rugby Union and he continues to act as the Honorary Solicitor for a number of Clubs and sporting bodies. Peter is a Life Member of both the Kaikohe and Districts Memorial RSA and the Kaikohe Rugby Football and Sports Club of which he is also Patron.
Outside work, Peter’s interests are largely focused on following sport – rugby, cricket, and particularly rowing having rowed at Senior level in his early years with a Rowing Blue from Victoria University of Wellington.
Peter and well-known community stalwart wife Sally who received a Queen’s Service Medal for her community service have two adult children and four grandchildren of whom they are very proud.
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Born and bred locally and a graduate of Auckland University, Lucia handles property conveyancing, trusts, estate planning and relationship property matters in the Kaikohe office.
Being previously self-employed and involved in family businesses has set her up well for appreciating and working closely with clients to achieve their desired outcome.
Outside of work, family, food, friends, and fishing are all important – and the more she can combine those the better.
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Registered Legal Executive
Phil was born and raised in Northland. He trained as an auto electrician in Auckland after completing high school and went on to run a small business as an auto electrician/locksmith in England. After returning home to Kerikeri he worked as an auto electrician, then as a tutor with Northtec.
Phil has recently completed his studies as a legal executive and works in the property and estates team.
After hours Phil enjoys cycling the rail trails or camping with his wife and two teenage boys.
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