Kevin Harborne

Partner

Kevin has over 40 years extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of property law, commercial law, contract and lease transactions together with associated company, trust and estate advice and implementation.

Kevin graduated LLB (Hons) from Auckland University in 1975. Kevin then spent 7 years in the Far North (practising law in Kaitaia) and pursuing outdoor hobbies in sailing, fishing and jogging.

Richard Burrell

Partner

Richard has 25 years' experience and has been at Lovegroves since 1996. Richard has a wide client base in the Bays area and beyond and has built up a strong general practice where he frequently acts on civil litigation, general commercial law, relationship property and conveyancing matters.

John Radley

Partner

Specialist in New Zealand property and commercial law. 

John joined Lovegroves in March 2017. Prior to that, John was a partner at Chapman Tripp Sheffield Young, then he co-founded the law firm Ellis Gould where he was a partner for thirty years.

John specialises in negotiating, drafting and advising on acquisition and disposition of properties. His 40-plus years of experience are filled with successes in acting for a number of national and international chains.

Charlotte Corby

Associate

Charlotte has extensive experience in all aspects of property transactions and has advised on a broad range of property transactions both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She specialises in advising clients on commercial and residential property acquisitions and disposals, leasing matters, subdivisions and property developments.

Peter D Ellis

Consultant

Peter practises in the areas of trusts, estates and conveyancing transactions. Peter graduated from Auckland University in 1959, and immediately joined his father in the firm of Ellis & Ellis, followed by partnerships with Sheffield Young & Ellis, Chapman Tripp Sheffield Young and Ellis Gould, all practising in the CBD.

Barry Philpott

Senior Solicitor

Barry has over 40 years' experience. His particular specialities relate to probate and estate work, trusts and wills. He Is also well experienced in conveyancing transactions and in retirement village transactions. Barry started work in a law office part time in 1972 whilst completing his law degree at Victoria University of Wellington. He was admitted to the Bar in 1975 and later that year moved to practise in Rotorua for 10 years.

Philip Miller

 Senior Solicitor

Philip brings the benefit of 40 years of experience to his clients and their legal needs. 

Philip completed his law degree at Auckland University in 1974. He comes from a family of lawyers — his grandfather, father and brother were all lawyers. Philip joined Lovegroves in 2015.

Jack Soh

Solicitor

Jack joined Lovegroves in 2013 as a staff solicitor and works primarily in the areas of conveyancing, wills, enduring powers of attorney, commercial agreements and relationship property agreements. Jack is fluent in English and Mandarin and also speaks Cantonese and Hokkien.

Janine Hendrickse

Trust Accountant

Janine is our trust accountant and ably manages the movement of the funds within Lovegroves' trust account. She is our go-to person if a client is looking for up to the minute detail of their funds.

Janine was originally from Cape Town but she and her husband are now committed "Kiwis".