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Thinking ahead can be daunting — We understand this. We’ll work with you at your pace to move through these difficult conversations. We can ask the right questions to help ensure your wishes are carried out and the right people are looking after you.
Wills are complicated and a cookie cutter approach may not suit your needs. Our estate planners know where the pitfalls are and can help you avoid them.
Deciding in advance who you want to make decisions for you when you no longer can, rather than leaving it to the Court to decide, is why making an enduring power of attorney now is so important. When documents are already in place to be activated when needed, this eases stress on the family if disaster were to strike.
We have an experienced team of lawyers and legal professionals specialising in a wide variety of areas of law, so whatever your legal needs are — We are here to help.
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Doug joined CS Law in 1996 after graduating from Victoria University with an LLB, BA and a BA (Philosophy). Doug is the first Director of CS Law after Cullinane Steele incorporated having become a partner in 2003.
Doug practices in the areas of commercial and property law, trusts, wills, estates and relationship property specialising in business transactions, commercial lending and advice on asset protection and business structures. Having grown up on a dairy farm Doug has a particular interest in rural transactions.
Doug is married to Hannah and has two teenage daughters. He is the Chair of Te Hinaki Education Trust and is passionate about improving educational outcomes for all children in Horowhenua.
He values the role Christian faith has in his life and in his spare time he is a keen Cricket and Rugby fan, enjoys a good bike ride and relaxing with a book or the paper!
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Hannah joined CS Law in 2012 after graduation from Victoria University of Wellington, graduating in law and science, majoring in chemistry. As a student she enjoyed traveling overseas and has spent time living in a foreign country.
Hannah’s area of practice includes commercial law and general law. She is also the team leader of the Trust Management Team and the Conveyancing Team.
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Frances joined CS Law in November 2017 after previously working at National Australia Bank, Russell McVeagh, Westpac and in the family business.
Frances graduated LL.B (Hons) from the University of Auckland.
Frances has come back to live in Palmerston North after twenty years living in Singapore and the UK and has two adult daughters.
In her spare time she enjoys gardening, dog-walking and the gym.
Riana graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2020 obtaining an LLB and BA, majoring in International Relations and Political Science. During this time she also volunteered in UN Youth New Zealand and the Wellington Community Justice Project as a member of the Students Rights team.
Having grown up in Palmerston North, Riana is excited to be back and working in Levin. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching sports and seeing what new legal drama or crime documentary has landed on Netflix.