Taupo Lawyers and Legal Staff

  • Tom Mounsey (LL.B.) - Director
    Tom graduated from Waikato University in 1998 and spent time travelling in USA, Canada and Mexico before returing to NZ to commence his legal career. He has worked for a number of legal firms, including the office of the Crown Solicitor in Rotorua. Tom has a broad legal background, with a current focus and significant experience on all things property, including business sales and acquisitions, subdivisions, trusts and estates.
    Posted: Wednesday 11 September 2019
  • Kate Mounsey (LL.B., BSc, Dip. Tchg.) - Director
    Kate graduated in 1998 from Waikato University with Law and Science degrees. She then trained as a primary school teacher and taught full time for two years before leaving paid employment to be home with she and Tom's three children. In 2008, Kate completed her Professional Studies and was admitted to the bar.

    Kate practices solely in Family Law, and in particular matters relating to children (eg care, custody, OT) and domestic violence. Kate is appointed to represent children as Lawyer for Child and is a trained mediator, available to undertake private mediations. Relationship Property is not an area of practise, however there are others in the firm who can assist.
    Posted: Tuesday 10 September 2019
  • Courtney Robertson (LL.B., B.A) - Director
    Courtney graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2008 and was admitted to the bar in 2009.

    Courtney is an experienced asset planning and relationship property lawyer and rejoined MMC Law in 2019. Courtney specialises in general asset planning matters (including wills and enduring powers of attorney), trusts, estates, relationship property and elder law. She enjoys building relationships with people and loves achieving good results for her clients in what are often difficult and emotional situations.
    Posted: Monday 9 September 2019
  • Mary graduated from Otago University in 2004 and was admitted in 2005. She began her career at another regional practice before relocating to London. After several years working inhouse in London and Auckland, Mary moved to Taupo with her family in 2016 and joined MMC Law in 2020.

    Mary practices in the areas of conveyancing (commercial and residential), commercial transactions (including leasing and sale and purchase of businesses and shares) and asset planning and protection.
    Posted: Sunday 8 September 2019
  • Alistair graduated from Waikato University with a Bachelor of Social Sciences in 1995.
    He travelled throughout Asia teaching English before returning to New Zealand and joining the Police. He worked on the front line, in Youth Education and in Child Protection as well as being involved in other workgroups.

    He completed his Law Degree through Waikato University in 2019. His main interests are in children and family law.
    Posted: Saturday 7 September 2019
  • Kristy Mortensen- Personal Assistant
    Kristy has been with the firm since August 2015. She is originally from Hamilton where she worked in law firms and for the Ministry of Justice. Kristy is the Personal Assistant to the Family Lawyers and assists in other areas in the office.
    Posted: Friday 6 September 2019
  • Danielle Malpas-Green - Registered Legal Executive
    Danielle is a Taupo local. She completed her Legal Executive Diploma by correspondence in 2017. She previously worked in another local firm before leaving to do an OE. She then joined MMC Law in 2018 where she assists the busy property team in the areas of conveyancing and estates.
    Posted: Friday 6 September 2019
  • Hayley Dingle - Registered Legal Executive
    Hayley studied her Legal Executive Diploma in 2014 and has worked as a Legal Executive in Auckland. Hayley and her partner returned to Taupo in April 2016 for a change of pace and to welcome their first child.

    Hayley has been with MMC Law since January 2017, she took a break (maternity leave) to welcome her second child in August 2018. Since Hayley’s return to the office she assists Courtney with mainly relationship property, asset planning, estate and conveyancing matters.
    Posted: Thursday 5 September 2019
  • Leigh Morris - Registered Legal Executive
    Leigh is originally from small town Waihi where she grew up on a dairy farm as the youngest of four children. After working in Waihi and Tauranga as a legal secretary and completing her legal executive diploma in 2010, Leigh and her now husband moved to Taupo in 2011. She worked for a local real estate firm for three years before joining a local law firm where she worked for six years in between having her daughter and her son.

    Leigh now forms part of our property team. She enjoys all things property and loves working on new and interesting matters.
    Posted: Wednesday 4 September 2019
  • Morgan Newport - Legal Executive/Assistant
    Morgan grew up in Rotorua and Hawke's Bay, and she and her husband spent a short time in Pukekohe before moving to Taupo in 2016 to have their daughter.

    Morgan has a background in office administration work and completed her NZ Diploma in Legal Executive Studies in 2019. She started with MMC Law in June 2019 and assists the property team and other areas of the office.
    Posted: Tuesday 3 September 2019
  • Lauri Dunn - Trust  Administrator
    After a long career in banking Lauri shifted to administration at a local Real Estate company prior to the move to MMC Law to become the Trust Administrator. Lauri’s previous careers stand her in good stead in her role and her local knowledge is helpful to all.
    A Taupo local who realises the benefits of living in this great location.
    Posted: Monday 2 September 2019
  • Brenda Kemp - Personal Assistant
    Brenda is originally from Auckland and moved to Taupo in 2011.

    She completed her Legal Executive Diploma via correspondence in January 2020 and joined MMC Law in March 2020. This has been a career change for her, having spent a number of years working in the social services sector.

    Brenda is the Personal Assistant to Tom.
    Posted: Saturday 31 August 2019

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