Allan Gallagher's experience with strategic alliances is the foundation of LANZ.
As a Lawyer in private practice for more than thirty years, a past member of the LawLink Group Limited, Co-founder and original Director of NZ Law Limited, the owner / manager of Law Library Consortium Limited, and also the Founder and originating Chairman and Managing Director of Law Alliance NZ Limited, all of the referred groups being significant alliances of Law Firms from throughout New Zealand, Allan Gallagher has significant experience in regards to syndicated procurement of product and services, in addition to the marshalling of common interest by Law Firms who wish to work together to secure increased work-life outcome as a result of their collective association.
Allan maintains a strong role in the marshalling of resources for LANZ, acts as a legal 'think tank' to the alliance, and has the practical expertise to make ongoing advancements for the group.
Director of Steindle Williams Legal Limited, Auckland
Tony is a director of Steindle Williams Legal, a law firm based in Ponsonby, Auckland.
Tony has expertise in commercial and property law. In recent times Tony has worked in the development of land associated with a golf course, a substantial business sale to a public company, and venture capital and structuring for new technology for recycling plastics.
Tony has also written a book on Property Investment and appeared several times on television and presented a number of seminars on property law. He was also a member of the National Standards Committee of the New Zealand Law Society for 6 years.
Having been a member of LANZ since the Melbourne Cup Conference, Tony joined the Board of LANZ in 2018 at the Sydney Conference. He is involved in all aspects of Board decision-making, and in particular has been involved with the project to reinstate the LANZ website, and ultimately improving its functionality in the future.
Mark lives in Masterton with his wife Maria. They have three adult children (two of whom live in Australia and one in Wellington.) Mark and Maria also have two grandchildren (regrettably in Australia) and a further additional grandchild is expected in Australia in the New Year. Mark completed his law degree through Victoria University of Wellington in the 1970s and following a stint for several years in both the Housing Corporation and as District Solicitor of the Department of Lands and Survey in Hamilton, Mark, and another practitioner and set up a firm in Hamilton in 1981.
In 1989 Mark and his family headed south again and joined Keith McClure (many of you will know that Keith's wife Adrienne is Marks's wife Maria's sister) and others at Wollerman Cooke and McClure (now WCM LEGAL) in Carterton, Wairarapa where he is still in practice. WCM LEGAL is one of the founding firms of LANZ. The firm has four offices, Wellington, Greytown, Carterton, and Masterton, and is heavily reliant on technology to link them all together. Mark was privileged to be the inaugural recipient of the Te Toko Koru award which he says was quite a humbling experience given the caliber of LANZ membership and the time that many other members freely spend promoting and supporting LANZ. Joining the board enables Mark to contribute something to LANZ and recognizes the work done by others from which his firm has benefited.
His interests in LANZ are to assist and participate in the further development and utilization of the Practice Managers group. In his view, Practice Managers are a priceless resource to our member firms and we should be doing everything we can to identify and develop initiatives for that group that will give an immediate flow-on effect to our member firm's bottom line.
In addition, as a former member of the IT committee some years ago, (the committee recommended Infinity Law to members) he believes the additional use of technology will assist member firms, one example being LANZ-wide compliance audit of AML requirements. Mark joined the board to contribute more to LANZ and is the current Chairman for LANZ.
Commerical partner at Tripe Matthews Feist, Wellington
Julius is a commercial partner at Tripe Matthews Feist in Wellington and works full-time in property law.
Julius graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2005 with an LLB and BSc majoring in Chemistry. Julius has a strong customer service background and has been in general practice since his admission in 2006. He joined Tripe Matthews Feist in 2011 and became a Partner of the firm in 2015.
Julius currently specializes in Unit Titles, Construction Law, and working with not-for-profit community organizations. He also has experience with trusts, wills, probates and estates, contracts, residential and commercial conveyancing, employment, commercial property, relationship property, alternative dispute resolution, and arbitration.
Accredited Specialist - Property Law Section
Vice President - Wellington Branch, New Zealand Law Society.
Director of Braun Bond and Lomas (BBL Lawyers), Hamilton
Kieran is a director of Braun Bond and Lomas (BBL Lawyers), a specialist litigation firm based in Hamilton. He became a director of the firm in 2016.
Kieran has a broad range of experience in all areas of dispute resolution and has been involved in litigation at all levels including large-scale litigation involving multi-national corporate entities and cross-border litigation. Kieran has gained significant experience in construction litigation, which continues to be a large part of his practice. After 10 years of experience in the administration of a successful regional sports club, Kieran also has a particular interest in sports law including administrative and disciplinary issues at all levels of the sport.
Away from the law, Kieran is married to Jaime, and they have a son together. When he finds the time, you’ll find him looking for lost balls on a golf course, pretending he is still fit enough to play football or enjoying some quality time with friends and family.
Don is a devoted husband and father. Married to Lynda (together over 33 years) and have three beautiful children Michael (Structural Engineer), Elora (Artist with an interest in the law), and Toby (dreaming of football and cricket, loves learning Te Reo and Accounting).
A dedicated professional with excellent interpersonal qualities, communications skills, creative ideas, and leadership strengths. He is a responsible and committed team player who makes a substantial contribution through effective relationship building and efficient control of resources working with a range of professionals to build rapport, trust, and confidence. He enjoys working with people and exercises loyalty, self-motivation, and a willingness to take responsibility for achieving results.
Don has qualifications in law, political science, and international relations and 25 years of business management and latterly legal practice as a partner with Keesing McLeod Lawyers in Lower Hutt.
His community activities include the work of Rotary, Victim Support, and the Wellington Free Ambulance. He is Chair of the Wellington Region Victim Support Local Group Committee and was voted onto the National Board of Victim Support in 2012. He is past President of the Eastern Hutt Rotary Club, past Assistant Governor for Rotary District 9940, and is a Paul Harris Fellow.
Don’s eclectic interests include technology, most sport, cinema, concerts, dramatic arts, travel and generally enjoying life to the full.