Ken Horner

Ken Horner Principal – LLB (Auckland)

Ken is a third generation principal of Halliwells. He has an LLB from Auckland University working at Halliwells since 1976. His areas of expertise include financing, conveyancing, commercial, forestry ventures and administration of Trusts and Estates.

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Preston Bulfin

Preston Bulfin – Consultant – LLM (Cant) A.S.I.A

Preston joined the firm in 1967. Preston graduated from Canterbury University with a Master of Laws.  Additional qualifications include a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia and he is a Fellow of the Securities Institute of Australasia. Preston has accumulated and extensive experience in commercial, company and property law and financial lending and transactions. Preston has special expertise in Maori land issues.

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Anna Rowlands - Solicitor - LLB (VUW)

Anna joined the firm in February 2018.  Anna has an LLB from Victoria University of Wellington and has gained extensive legal experience, both in New Zealand and Australia.  Anna currently practices in the areas of financing, conveyancing, commercial and property law, and the administration of Trusts and Estates.

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Legal Executives

Beth Low

Beth Low –

Legal Executive

Beth is our most experienced Legal Executive. She is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives – the membership of which comprises only the most senior and able Registered Legal Executives. Beth has special expertise in the areas of Maori land law and Rural Property.

Beth has a lifetime interest in swimming and is involved with Hawera Swimming Club and Taranaki swimming Centre as well as teaching at all levels.

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Jenna Dombroski

Jenna Dombroski –

Legal Executive

Jenna is Hawera born-and-bred and has been at Halliwells since December 2005. Jenna qualified as a Legal Executive in 2011 and is an accomplished staff member with an aptitude for a variety of legal proceedings.

Jenna is a keen sports-person who regularly plays netball and tennis, runs and cycles.

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Shannon De Souza

Shannon De Souza –

Legal Executive

Shannon began working at Halliwells as the receptionist in 2012 and quickly progressed into greater responsibilities while  studying and completing her Legal Executive qualification in 2016.  Shannon is a committed and dedicated member of the Halliwells team with her main focus being in conveyancing, but always willing to contribute where she can. 

More recently Shannon has become a registered independent celebrant. 

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Samantha Turner

Samantha Turner - Estates Manager

Samantha is the estates manager at Halliwells for the past ten years. She started with the firm in 1999 and  became the administration manager for Halliwells Securities Limited (now Midlands Mortgage Trust).

Samantha is a passionate member of Hawera Repertory and is an accomplished stage actor and director.

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Greer Anderson

Greer Anderson -

Law Clerk

Greer joined Halliwells in December 2016 to assist with digitizing deeds into the database for our paperless environment.  Over time Greer has become adept with a range of legal support work assisting in a range of legal areas.

Greer is also a dedicated teacher of dance working with a wide age range of Hawera's aspiring dancers.

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Support Staff

Lilian Mutsaers

Lilian Mutsaers - Office Administrator

Lilian joined Halliwells in September 2017 in a fixed term position and quickly progressed into the administration role.  Lilian has many years of experience in clothing production and tertiary  education - now turning her extensive skills to legal practice administration.

Lilian enjoys creating with fabric and is a keen gardener. 

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Rachel Lyon

Rachel Lyon - Receptionist


Rachel is the person you are most likely to speak with when you call us or come to the office - her friendly nature and willingness to help make her the perfect front person for the firm.

Rachel joined Halliwells after a period of time living in Australia, returning to Taranaki to be closer to family.

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Kim Randrup

Kim Randrup - Administration Assistant

Kim is Hawera born-and-bred and joined Halliwells to provide additional admin support in our very busy office.  Kim brings with her years of experience in account management and enjoys the challenge of using these skills in a legal environment.

Kim enjoys camping, fishing and kayaking with her family.

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