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Our Legal Crew

Meet our legal technical crew who are responsible for providing you with legal solutions and advice.

Knapps Lawyers Gerard Praat

Gerard Praat

Director – Litigation

Gerard is very much the family man but with his three boys recently flying the coop, Gerard is now dangerously free to pursue his much guarded secret hobby – DIY…

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Knapps Lawyers Gary Stocker

Gary Stocker

Director – Commercial

The saying, ‘life is too short to drink cheap wine” is probably Gary’s mantra and backed up by a very impressive wine cellar and in-depth knowledge of New Zealand and…

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Ian Turner

Consultant - Trusts

Ian is our family trust guru and is regarded as one of Nelson’s leading specialists in this area.  Previously a partner of Knapps Lawyers for many years, Ian built up…

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Knapps Lawyers Michael Stocker

Michael Stocker

Director - Commercial

Adaptable, tech-savvy, and empathetic, Michael embraces the philosophy of “Tomorrow’s Lawyers.”  It’s all about adopting whatever method is needed to make legal processes more accessible, understandable, and useful for clients.…

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Knapps Lawyers Louise Walsh

Louise Walsh

Senior Associate - Commercial

Louise Walsh isn’t just an accomplished legal advisor, she’s also a trusted business advisor. As one of our Senior Associates in the Commercial team, Louise loves to help business owners…

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Knapps Lawyers Kelly Hymers

Kelly Hymers

Senior Associate - Litigation

Kelly is our Employment Law extraordinaire. Practicing since 2008, Kelly provides advice on all things employment law from drafting agreements and policies, to advising on disciplinary, performance and restructure processes,…

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Knapps Lawyers Max Palzer

Max Palzer

Solicitor – Commercial

Max was lucky enough to grow up in the beautiful top of the South after his parents immigrated from Germany in 1988. They first settled in Kaiteriteri before moving to…

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Knapps Lawyers Hannah McMullan

Hannah McMullan

Solicitor - Commercial

Hannah McMullan is new to our Nelson office fresh from Christchurch, and as a recent graduate, has wasted no time jumping headfirst into her role. Also qualified in Economics and…

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Knapps Lawyers Sara Clelland

Sara Clelland

Associate - Property

Sara is our born and bred local girl from Motueka!  She loves both living and working in the region with a passion. When in the office, Sara looks after our…

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Shelley Conlon

Legal Executive - Estates

Shelley is the legal brain behind our new Estates Department and is mightily well qualified to hold the post with over 25 years’ experience in Estate Administration, Wills and Elder…

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Knapps Lawyers Bronwyn Lane

Bronwyn Lane

Legal Executive - Subdivisions

Bronwyn Lane knows how to get stuff done when it comes to subdivisions.  She reliably knows who to contact, how they work, what needs doing, and which strings to pull…

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