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Rick Palmer

Rick Palmer

Managing Partner
Kerikeri


Rick is the youngest son of the firm’s founder George Palmer. He has been involved in the firm since childhood and recalls his first job was delivering cheques around Kaikohe for which he was paid in ice cream!

After completing a law degree at Otago, Rick commenced his legal career in Christchurch. A long stint practising overseas included many years as a partner of a large UK law firm.

After a decade away, Rick returned to NZ with his family in 1998 to head Palmer Macauley’s Kerikeri branch where he specialises in business law, farming, trust and property work. He also mans the Mangonui office on Tuesdays.

Active in the community, Rick was Chair of the Kerikeri High School Board of Trustees for nine years and coached junior hockey for years. He is currently a member of the Doubtless Bay Promotions committee and sits on the Boards of Waitangi Limited and Justitia.

Relieved of taxi driving now his boys are both at Otago, Rick's spare time is spent on a paddle board, a tennis court or something that makes music.

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Danielle Meddings

Danielle Meddings

Solicitor
Kerikeri


Danielle was born and bred in Wales and immigrated to Kerikeri with her parents and two sisters in 2005. She later graduated with a Law and Psychology degree from the University of Otago in Dunedin and began her legal career at a large law firm in Auckland.

After getting married at the beginning of 2017 Danielle left Auckland and moved home to Kerikeri with her husband Andy, joining Palmer Macauley. She specialises in commercial law, with a focus on commercial leases and agreements.

In her spare time, Danielle enjoys running half marathons, working out at the gym and spending time with her family and friends.

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Lisa Baker

Lisa Baker

Senior Registered Legal Executive
Kerikeri


Formerly from Auckland, Lisa joined the Kerikeri offices of Palmer Macauley in January 2012.

She is a Fellow of the NZ Institute of Legal Executives and has been a legal executive for most of her working life.

PA to Rick Palmer, Lisa also manages her own files as a legal executive handling conveyancing, finance, wills, powers of attorney and Trusts.

After hours, Lisa loves spending time with her husband and two daughters, and hobbies include cooking, travelling and diving.

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Belinda Bamford

Belinda Bamford

Finance
Kerikeri


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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Simone Scully

Simone Scully

Legal Assistant
Kerikeri


Simone is another product of Kaikohe, though is now based in the Kerikeri office. She came to law via a stint in the Kaikohe Court then an apprenticeship with a Kerikeri law firm.

Having joined Palmer Macauley in 2014 Simone is now part of the property and estates team. She’s also the ‘go to’ person when you want to know anything about anyone who lives within 50km radius of the area!

Simone is a devoted Mum including to Zeus, a black lab puppy.

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Sandy Franks

Sandy Franks

Receptionist
Kerikeri


Originally from Wellington, Sandy spent most of her teens in Auckland going on to become a secretary and PA, with a background in law, publishing and corporate finance.

Sandy moved to Kerikeri in 1995, having met and married Kyn, a Northland charter fisherman.

Sandy enjoys photography, dabbling in art, reading, music, getting out on the water and spending time with family and friends.

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Annette Rosewarne

Annette Rosewarne

Secretary
Kerikeri


Annette joined us in 2019 after making the shift North with her husband, having spent 52 years on the Hibiscus Coast.

Annette offers full secretarial and administration support to the team in Kerikeri and Mangonui.

In her spare time Annette can always be found on the water in the Bay of Islands whether it is sailing, paddle boarding, boating or swimming.

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