Legal Executives

Melissa Martin

Associate of NZ Institute of Legal Executives

Senior Registered Legal Executive

07 343 1625
melissa@rurallaw.co.nz
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Melissa has been with BlackmanSpargo for over ten years.

She started working for Ian Blackman as his secretary and is now a senior legal executive working for Chris Spargo.

She qualified as a legal executive in 1996 and specialises in rural conveyancing and asset planning, however she also works in other complementary areas of rural law.

Melissa is married with three children and her family are heavily involved in sports.

 

Anne Hodge

Associate of the NZ Institute of Legal Executives

Senior Registered Legal Executive

07 343 1628
anneh@rurallaw.co.nz
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Anne is a senior registered legal executive working for Rachel Petterson.

Anne qualified as a legal executive in 1988.  She predominantly works in rural conveyancing and asset planning and also works in other complementary areas of rural law.

Anne was born and grew up in Rotorua.  Following her OE and working in a London law firm for many years, she returned with her husband and three children from the UK in 2006, joining BlackmanSpargo in June of that year.  She enjoys spending time with her family.

 

Elise Hayes

Associate of the NZ Institute of Legal Executives

Senior Registered Legal Executive

07 343 1621
elise@rurallaw.co.nz
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Elise works as a senior registered legal executive for Sandy Van Den Heuvel.

Elise started working at BlackmanSpargo in 2007 as a part-time office junior while commuting to Tauranga to complete her legal executive qualification at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

After completing her papers and being awarded top student in business law and practice, she commenced full-time work at BlackmanSpargo in 2008 as Ian Blackman’s legal executive.

During her time at BlackmanSpargo, Elise has been involved in various areas of practice, including residential and rural conveyancing, trust administration, finance and legal structures.

Elise was born and grew up in Rotorua and enjoys visiting other parts of the country and spending time with her husband, friends and family.