Our People

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Stephen Munro

LLB | Director

Stephen graduated from Auckland University in 1988 and worked in a large law firm in Auckland for several years. He gained experience in all areas of law before deciding to specialise in litigation work. He travelled overseas and worked in London for 2 and half years, gaining further litigation experience.

Stephen joined Galbraiths in 2004, became a partner in 2006, and is responsible for all of the firm's District Court, Family Court and High Court litigation.

Outside of work, Stephen's weekends are spent as a taxi driver, in a never ending tour of Auckland's, rugby, cricket and football grounds.

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Kim Beange

LLB | Director

Kim graduated from AUT in 2017, receiving the Dean's Award for the student with the best undergraduate record in the LLB. Kim has worked in the legal industry for over 15 years in large firms in both Auckland and London.

Since graduating Kim has worked predominantly as a property lawyer and provides advice in relation to relationship property, wills, trusts, business sales and purchases and any other general enquiries clients may have. She places great importance on communicating with her clients and ensuring she is always available and responsive to their queries.

Kim lives locally and her spare time is spent chasing after two young sons and an English staffy.

 

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Michael Taylor

LLB | Consultant

Michael joined Galbraiths as Associate Lawyer in late 2002 after many years as the principal lawyer with a major national trustee organisation. Michael brings specialist Property Law experience to the firm with particular emphasis on Residential and Commercial Conveyancing, General Commercial work, Family Trusts, Wills and Estate Administration.

Michael gained his law degree at Otago University in 1976. He is married with two adult sons. He is a keen jogger and regards exercise and fitness as very important to the work environment as a lawyer.

 

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Mary Baker

Trust Accountant

Mary oversees the day to day management of the trust and general accounting functions within the office, along with general office management duties. Mary has many years of trust and general accounting experience.

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Irene Dawson

Senior Legal Executive

Irene has been a registered Legal Executive since 2010. Irene lives locally and has extensive experience in Residential conveyancing, Estate matters, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

Irene places great importance on communicating with her clients and providing service with a smile. Irene also speaks Malay, Cantonese and Hokkein.

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Frankie Pabla

Senior Legal Executive

Frankie is a Senior Registered Legal Executive who has a strong background in Residential Conveyancing as well as preparing Enduring Powers of Attorney, Wills and Estate Administration.

Frankie enjoys assisting Clients with property sales and purchases. Frankie can also speak fluent Punjabi

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Jen Batty

Senior Legal Executive

Jen is a registered legal executive who previously worked in a specialist property firm and a general commercial firm in the city prior to joining Galbraiths,

Jen has a strong background in residential conveyancing teamed with general experience in commercial conveyancing, unit title developments, refinancing and other associated areas of property.

Jen enjoys advising on property, due diligence and seeing an entire transaction through from its initial stages of progress to completion which enables her to deliver the best results, consideration and care for her clients

 

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Serena Garmonsway

Senior Legal Executive

Serena is a registered legal executive who worked in property and general matters in Auckland and recently in the Waikato prior to joining Galbraiths.

Serena has a strong background in residential conveyancing, subdivisions, general occupation licence agreements, unit title developments, refinancing and other associated areas of property.

Serena enjoys being of assistance to clients and taking care and consideration in assisting in property matters and seeing the transaction through from conception to final completion.

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Cathy Green

Legal Secretary / PA

Cathy is a senior legal secretary with many years' experience. Cathy is Personal Assistant to Kim Beange and Michael Taylor. Cathy is actively involved in conveyancing transactions and is of great assistance to clients in the lead up to settlement.

 

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Vanessa Aucamp

Legal Secretary

Vanessa works as a legal secretary assisting the solicitors and legal executives with conveyancing matters. Vanessa has had 7 years previous legal experience overseas and enjoys the busy life of the office.

 

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Bhavna Nath

Receptionist/Legal Secretary

Bhavna has recently joined our team and lives locally with her family. She has a warm and friendly personality. She has a diverse background and looks forward to welcoming you to Galbraith's Lawyers. We know that Bhavna will welcome you with a smile from the moment you walk in through our doors.

 

Physical Address

Units 1-3, Fencible Chambers
Corner Fencible Drive and Moore Streets
Howick, Auckland NEW ZEALAND

Postal Address

P.O BOX 38 345
Howick, AUCKLAND

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