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Melissa Sandom
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Tim Brown
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Our Team

Melissa Sandom
Director / Solicitor

Melissa has a wide range of legal experience and specialises in family law including relationship property, and residential property transactions. She regularly appears in the Family Court in Christchurch and elsewhere in New Zealand on behalf of clients and is an approved provider of family legal aid and the free Family Legal Advice Service.

Tim Brown
Director / Solicitor

Tim is an expert in all business law matters, including establishing new businesses, buying and selling existing businesses, restructuring and succession planning, commercial contracts, capital and debt funding, corporate governance and compliance.

Tim also advises clients on buying and selling property, leasing property, establishing and managing family trusts and other private client matters.

Rachael Gauld
Director / Solicitor

Rachael is a North Canterbury local, born and bred in Woodend.
She has a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of property law (including buying and selling property, subdivisions and easements).
Rachael specialises in helping first home buyers into the property market, assisting with Kiwisaver withdrawals and Homestart grant applications. Rachael also advises on employment law, Wills, enduring powers of attorney, contracting out agreements and limited licences.

Hannah Waddell
Legal Assistant

Hannah has experience as a Legal Secretary / Legal Assistant in corporate, commercial, property and family law.  Hannah now assists the team at Conway Lane Law with residential property matters and administration support on a part time basis.

Paula-Marie Dorbon
Legal Assistant

Paula has held legal secretarial roles for partners in civil litigation, corporate advisory, employment and now assists mostly with conveyancing and family law matters.  It’s important to Paula to provide friendly and approachable support to both her team and our clients.