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Peter Macauley

Peter Macauley

Senior Partner
Kaikohe


Peter attended school and university in Wellington before moving to Kaikohe to work with George Palmer where he has been practising for almost 50 years. He has a wide variety of skills that go with running a rural practice but specialises in farm and property conveyancing, relationship property and trusts and Maori land rights.

Peter plays a huge role in the community and in 2000 was named Community Service Lawyer of the year by the Auckland District Law Society. This includes over 30 years membership with the Kaikohe Lions Club, a similar term as the Chairman of the St John Kaikohe Area Committee, and membership of the Northland Rugby Union Management Committee.

Peter is also a Life Member of the Kaikohe and Districts Memorial RSA, the Kaikohe Rugby Club and the Lloydd Morgan Lions Clubs Charitable Trust and he acts as the honorary solicitor for a number of clubs and sporting bodies.

Peter’s wife Sally is equally known for her public contributions and in 2009 she received a Queen’s Service Medal in 2009 for her community service. The couple has two adult children and four grandchildren they confess to doting on.

Outside of work Peter is passionate about sports and has a particular interest in rugby, cricket and rowing.

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Lucia Aprea

Lucia Aprea

Senior Solicitor
Kaikohe


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 self-employed and involved in family businesses prior to joining Palmer Macauley has set her a precedent for appreciating and working closely with clients to achieve the desired outcome.  Family, food and friends are important as well as time with her two beautiful (cheeky) pre-schoolers, Cristina and Carina, who keep Lucia and her partner, Craig, constantly busy and amused (and often bemused).

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Jan Jonson

Jan Jonson

Legal Executive
Kaikohe


Jan grew up in Kerikeri attending Kerikeri District High School. She qualified as a Legal Executive in 1991.

Based in the Kaikohe office, Jan specialises in residential conveyancing and subdivisions.

She and husband Bruce enjoy rural life and working on the farm. Her spare time is spent rambling with a group of tramping enthusiasts and walking some of Northland’s beautiful coastal and rural tracks.

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Phil Liggett

Phil Liggett

Registered Legal Executive
Kaikohe


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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Beryl Miller

Beryl Miller

Legal Secretary
Kaikohe


Beryl joined the Kaikohe team as support to Peter Macauley after taking time off to be with her two small children. She has considerable experience as an administration officer within Local Government during which time she became very familiar with the local community.

Born and raised in the Hokianga, Beryl now lives in the Kaikohe area with her partner and two small children Khloe and Tommy.

She enjoys spending time with family and friends, testing out new cooking recipes, music, movies and the outdoors.

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Belinda Bamford

Belinda Bamford

Finance
Kaikohe


Originally from Melbourne, Belinda led a corporate career in Sydney before heading further north to undertake a senior executive role in Hong Kong, giving her the opportunity to travel and experience the diversity of Asia.

A qualified accountant and a country girl at heart, Belinda left her corporate life for the sea and tree change of the Bay of Islands.  Surrounding herself with animals on a lifestyle block, she is also an avid diver who loves the call of the sea.

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Darrylene Sunnex

Darrylene Sunnex

Secretary
Kaikohe


Darrylene spent most her life growing up and living a simple lifestyle in Kaikohe, then moved to Whangarei where she worked in a law firm. After 8 years of living away she decided to move back to her home town where she has become a part of the Palmer Macauley team.

After work hours she likes to keep fit by running the roads or joining CrossFit classes. Fitness is a huge part of her life and if she has any spare time she can be found in our local gym.

Her weekends consist of spending quality time with her family and going on adventurous outings with her partner and daughter.

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