Our office is open, and we are following Government guidelines to ensure we keep both you and our team safe.

All meetings with our team members must be scheduled in advance. Please wear a face covering when visiting our office. We have disposable face masks if you need them.
We ask that you respect the members of our team who are taking the necessary precautions and following the required guidelines to help us all stay well.


Find our team members
who have the right expertise to assist you
with your legal requirements.

General Manager

Cherie Hannam

Cherie returned to New Zealand in 2020 after living and working abroad for more than a decade. She previously led the management function for two of the largest law firms in Turkey, overseeing both the day-to-day operations of the firms and implementation of new operating and information security management systems. Originally from the South Island, and after having spent almost ten years working for a range of government departments in Wellington, Cherie is enjoying Hawke’s Bay and taking advantage of the outdoor lifestyle and what the region has to offer.

Her role with our firm is broad and includes people and culture, financial management, business planning and preparedness, and development of the firm’s technology infrastructure.

Trust Accountant

Lara Walker

Originally born and raised in Dannevirke before moving to Wellington for 13 years, Lara returned to the Bay in 2017 to be closer to family and friends, and to enjoy a better work/life balance with her husband and son. Initially Lara competed a Batchelor of Fine Arts majoring in Painting, and then moved into the banking sector working for BNZ for nine years. Lara joined our team as a Trust Accountant in 2017. Outside of the office, she enjoys walks with her dog, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.