Support Staff

Adrienne Hall

BA, Dip Tchng, ATCL, LTCL

Senior Legal Secretary

07 343 1622
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Adrienne is the legal secretary/personal assistant for Ian Blackman and Sandy Van Den Heuvel.

Adrienne has worked in an administrative/secretarial capacity for a variety of organisations in Australia, Auckland and Wellington before joining BlackmanSpargo as lan’s secretary in 2003.

Her activities outside work time revolve around teaching and performing music.


Jenny PearceJenny Pearce

Legal Secretary

07 343 1623
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Jenny has worked in various legal office positions for more than 20 years.

She now works part time for our Trust Service Manager, Annette Lee as a legal secretary.

After spending time at home raising a family, Jenny attended courses at the Waiariki Polytechnic to retrain and update a range of office skills.

Jenny’s interests include part time farming, gardening and spending time with family and friends.


Joanne McMillan

Senior Legal Secretary

07 343 9708
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Joanne has many years experience in a variety of legal firms, including working for John Billington QC for several years, Chapman Tripp and more latterly Hayman Lawyers in Wellington for five years.

Joanne moved to Rotorua in January 2011 to take up the position of senior legal secretary for Chris Spargo.

Joanne’s main priority outside of work is her intermediate school aged son.  She has a keen interest in breeding, showing and judging tan rabbits and is currently the President of the New Zealand Rabbit Council.

Joanne also enjoys ten pin bowling and riding the luge with her son.


Rachel Anderson

Senior Legal Secretary/Administrator

07 343 9700
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Rachel spent 8 years working in law firms in Palmerston North before moving to Rotorua with her partner in 2012, when she joined the team at BlackmanSpargo.

Rachel is the legal secretary for Rachel Petterson and Anne Hodge.  She also provides administrative assistance to Sheree Bennett, the practice manager.

Rachel spends her free time playing netball, baking, listening to music and quilting.


Joanna Johnson

Legal Secretary

07 343 9700
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Joanna has extensive experience in office administration and account management roles prior to branching into law and finally joining the BlackmanSpargo team in late 2016.

Joanna was raised in Rotorua and in 2015 returned with her husband to settle down in her hometown, after living in cities such as Wellington and Melbourne.

In her spare time, if she is not up-keeping her skills as a Makeup Artist, Joanna enjoys gardening, listening to music and experimenting in the kitchen.


Hannah Burt


07 343 9393
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Hannah joined the firm in January 2015 as our Office Junior.  In July 2017 Hannah returned from parental leave and took on the role as our receptionist. Hannah is the first person you will see when visiting our offices. She has a busy role with various administrative duties.

Hannah is currently studying to become a legal executive. In her spare time she likes to spend as much time as possible with her daughter Bianca.


Rebecca Neame

Office Junior

07 343 9704

Rebecca is the youngest member of the team.  She started with us in August 2016 and is covering Hannah’s position while she’s on parental leave.

Rebecca is Rotorua born and bred and finished JPC in 2015.  She has experience in customer service and is enjoying working in an office environment.  Rebecca is currently considering furthering her education in the legal field.