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LYNETTE TAYLOR Practice Manager Lynette has worked with John for a total of 22 years. She commenced her career in Wellington, working for a number of midsized firms before spending two years sailing to the Pacific and Australia with her husband on their yacht. Deciding to settle in the City of Sails, Lynette worked for John for a number of years before becoming Practice Manager when Insight Legal was formed in 2004.
Lynette’s role as Practice Manager sees her managing the day to day aspects of the business, including, all accounting functions, human resources, marketing and IT liaison.
ROBYN DAVENPORT Legal Secretary/Personnel Assistant Robyn joined the team at Warkworth in May 2018 as Secretary to Hugh Gladwell and Melissa Crawford. She has worked in small to medium sized law practices for over 30 years and enjoys the interaction with the clients. After spending most of her life living and working on Auckland’s North Shore her and her husband decided to move north as their adult children are independent. Outside of work most of her time is spent with family and friends. She loves travelling and enjoys relaxing with a good book or movie.
LESLEY ANDERSON PA to Graham O'Brien Lesley joined our Takanini office in January 2019 as Grahams PA.She arrived in New Zealand from the UK 21 years ago with 3 children in tow, all of whom are now grown up. Lesley has worked in the legal profession since leaving school and completed her Legal Executive studies in 2004.She has predominantly worked in the areas of Conveyancing and Estates but is now enjoying the new learning challenge of Family Law and Legal Aid.
In her spare time Lesley looks after her three legged cat named Dusty, enjoys a good book, a good red wine and the movies.
RUTH HAINING Receptionist / Legal Secretary Ruth joined our Warkworth office in 2007 as receptionist/legal secretary. She holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Business Management. Ruth worked in the banking sector in the Philippines where she earned her Bachelor’s degree. She has also worked in the United Arab Emirates as an executive secretary then as a legal secretary for a London based international law firm. After working in Ireland as a legal secretary she immigrated to NZ and now resides in Warkworth with her husband. firstname.lastname@example.org
TANIA TROW Receptionist Tania is the cheerful and helpful voice you will encounter at reception in our Takanini office. Tania has been with us since 2005. She was previously receptionist for another South Auckland law firm and has also worked as receptionist in the dental field.