North End Law Team

About North End Law

Commercial and Property Law Firm in Hamilton

North End Law was established in October 2005 when Judith Wake and Dianne Blue commenced practice in partnership.

Located in the Bryant Road Shopping Centre on the first floor with plenty of off-street parking. Access is via the stairs on the Northern side of the building.

Why use North End Law?

We are a modern, friendly and efficient practice and we value our relationship with our clients.

We focus on providing relevant and practical legal advice to meet your business and personal needs.

The North End Law Team

Judith Wake

Judith Wake

Partner
Dianne Blue

Dianne Blue

Partner
Alice Nunn

Alice Nunn

Senior Associate
Shelly Carden

Shelly Carden

Senior Associate
Vicky Baker

Vicky Baker

Legal Executive
Mellissa Coate

Mellissa Coate

Legal Executive
Bryce Butler

Bryce Butler

Legal Executive
Fiona Churstain

Fiona Churstain

Legal Executive
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Robyn Skynner

AML Compliance Officer
Corey Vickers

Corey Vickers

Law Clerk
Julia Nicklin

Julia Nicklin

Secretary
Judith Wake

Judith Wake

Partner

07 849 9724
jwake@northendlaw.co.nz


Judith completed a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours at the University of Waikato in 1995. She worked for three local law firms before setting up in partnership with Dianne at North End Law in 2005.

Judith specialises in all areas of property, company and commercial transactions. She has a particular interest in all areas of trust work including the formation and administration of trusts and general asset protection.

Judith enjoys an active lifestyle, playing golf, tramping and regularly attending the gym.

Dianne Blue

Dianne Blue

Partner

07 849 9725
dblue@northendlaw.co.nz


Dianne completed a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours at the University of Waikato in 1993. Following graduation she worked at the University for two years before joining a local law firm. Dianne worked for two Hamilton law firms before setting up North End Law in partnership with Judith in 2005.

Dianne specialises in all areas of property and commercial transactions. Her particular area of interest and specialist knowledge is in all aspects of property work, residential conveyancing and subdivisions.

Outside work Dianne’s main interests include walking, reading and heading to the beach when she gets the chance.

Vicky Baker

Vicky Baker

Legal Executive

07 849 9729
vbaker@northendlaw.co.nz


Vicky worked as a legal secretary for several law firms before qualifying as a legal executive in 2001. In 2004 Vicky took a break to have a family and joined the team at North End Law in 2013. She currently works part time managing our deeds system and providing back-up support where needed.

Outside work Vicky enjoys keeping fit, gardening and spending time with her young family.

Mellissa Coate

Mellissa Coate

Legal Executive

07 849 9721
mcoate@northendlaw.co.nz


Mellissa started her career as a Legal Secretary in 2003 at a small law firm in Te Awamutu where she worked and studied to gain her qualification as a Legal Executive in 2007. Mellissa moved to Hamilton in 2008 and has worked in both large and small law firms within Hamilton practising in the areas of property, private and commercial law.

Mellissa currently works part time providing support in respect of all areas of private, property and commercial law transactions.

Outside work Mellissa's main interests are running, health and fitness, the gym and spending time with her two young sons, family and friends.

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Robyn Skynner

AML Compliance Officer

07 849 9729
rskynner@northendlaw.co.nz


Robyn resigned from full time employment in 2019 and joined the North End Law team part time as the Anti Money Laundering Compliance Officer (AMLCO).

Her family and volunteer work keep her busy outside work hours. She is also an armchair supporter of most sports with a particular interest in motor racing.

Shelly Carden

Shelly Carden

Senior Associate

07 849 9727
scarden@northendlaw.co.nz


Shelly completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours in Economics at the University of Canterbury. Shelly commenced practice in Christchurch before moving to Hamilton in 2016. She joined a major Hamilton law firm before moving to North End Law in 2020.

Shelly has a particular focus in property, commercial and corporate law and regularly provides advice and services to both corporate and individual clients on a range of legal matters including franchises, subdivisions, buying and selling businesses or property, retirement villages and commercial contracts.

Outside work Shelly's main interests include sport, scuba diving and being outdoors.

Alice Nunn

Alice Nunn

Senior Associate

07 849 9722
anunn@northendlaw.co.nz


Alice completed a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Waikato in 2011. Before and during her studies Alice worked in the real estate industry in Australia and rural Waikato. After graduation she joined a major Hamilton law firm until moving to North End Law in 2020.

Alice has a particular focus on Trust law and regularly provides advice and services to trusts, trustees and beneficiaries. Alice also has an extensive knowledge of the equine industry and advises both corporate and individual clients in range ofequine legal matters.

Outside work Alice's main interests include horses, golf, sailing and spending time with her family.

Corey Vickers

Corey Vickers

Law Clerk

07 849 9729
cvickers@northendlaw.co.nz


Originally from Taranaki, Corey has completed a conjoint Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Communication Studies at the University of Waikato and graduated in December 2020. She joined North End Law as a part time Deeds assistant mid-way through 2020 but has now joined the team full time as a law clerk. Corey will be spending time with team members to learn the different areas of practice at North End Law.

She will be completing her Professional Legal Studies in 2021.

Outside work, Corey’s main interests include spending time with family and friends, reading, social sport, horses, and helping run the Hamilton City Young Farmers Club.

Bryce Butler

Bryce Butler

Legal Executive

07 974 9122
bbutler@northendlaw.co.nz


Bryce has recently moved to Hamilton from New Plymouth to join the team at North End Law as a Legal Executive.

Bryce completed his Legal Executive studies in 2020. Prior to becoming a Legal Executive Bryce worked as a primary school teacher in the New Plymouth region.

Bryce has a particular focus on residential conveyancing. Be it looking after first-time buyers or existing homeowners, Bryce enjoys tailoring his advice and services to suit.

Outside work Bryce's main interests are running, mountain biking, cars, dogs and spending time with his family and friends.

Fiona Churstain

Fiona Churstain

Legal Executive

07 849 9726
fchurstain@northendlaw.co.nz


Fiona qualified as a Legal Executive in 2000 and has worked in law firms in the Waikato since 1995.

Fiona has a focus on all areas of residential conveyancing, refinancing and subdivisions and particularly enjoys helping first home buyers to achieve their goals.

Outside of the office Fiona can be found on a golf course, at the beach or enjoying the many river trails in and around Hamilton either on foot or bike.

Julia Nicklin

Julia Nicklin

Secretary

jnicklin@northendlaw.co.nz


Julia joined our team in October 2021. She was working as a Secretary in a legal firm before joining us and is settling in well. Importantly, she brings the average age of the firm down significantly and provides us with some youthful enthusiasm and perspective. We are delighted to have her join our team.