Location

153 Stafford Street Timaru, 7910

Office Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5:00pm

03 687 9480

Our People

 

Pauline - Jean Luyten

Pauline - Jean Luyten

Director / Lawyer LLB, BSc, PGDipSports Med (Otago)

Born and raised in Timaru, Pauline studied law, science and sports medicine at University of Otago. She returned to Timaru after working as a legal adviser in Wellington, private and public practice and across New Zealand and Australia. Pauline enjoys working with clients towards a practical solution assisting them with Trusts, Estates, Asset Protection, Employment, Elder Law, Retirement Villages, Wills, Welfare Guardian/Property Managers, Relationship Property and Dispute Resolution.

Pauline holds various governance roles: Emerging Director on the NZ Rugby Board; Co-Chair of the NZR Pasifika Advisory Group; Trustee of the Community Trust Mid-South Canterbury Trust, former member of the South Canterbury Rugby Board, the South Canterbury Psychosocial Interagency Recovery Committee and Chair of the Tongan Society South Canterbury.

Pauline lives in Timaru with her three children and husband Steve. She enjoys the outdoors, mountain running and all sports in general.

Emma Walton-Woodings

Emma Walton-Woodings

Director / Lawyer BSc (Otago) LLM (UK)

Emma comes to us from Christchurch where she was working in earthquake insurance law. She has a keen interest in science and health which she developed through the BSc she completed at University of Otago in 2011. As an avid sports person, Emma followed her talent to the UK on a sport scholarship where she completed a Master of Laws and played netball in their Superleague competition.

Emma enjoys being able to work with her clients to reach their desired outcomes. For her, the connections that are built with families as they maneuver through each new step or adventure in their lives is the best part of her role. She enjoys working in the areas of Estates, Property, Trusts, Asset Protection and Commercial transaction.

You will often see Emma taking a run around the Bay on her lunch break. She is a member of Timaru Rotary.

 

Melanie Fauth

Melanie Fauth

Lawyer

Melanie is an experienced lawyer able to assist with all your employment and insurance law along with your general legal matters.  She graduated with an LLB from Canterbury University in 2001, being admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in 2001.

She has lived in Timaru for over 20 years and most recently been employed in a variety of administrative and broker support roles alongside being a School Board member.

Chris Visagie

Chris Visagie

Lawyer

Chris comes to Aoraki Legal as a new graduate, and was admitted to the bar in June 2023.  He primarily works in the areas of Conveyancing, Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney.

Sheasby Saruwaka

Lawyer

Sheasby joined the team in January 2024  He completed his Bachelor of Law degree at University of Canterbury

Jireh Hong

Lawyer

Jireh joined the team in January 2024.  He completed his Bachelor of Law degree at University of Canterbury in 2021 and was admitted to the bar in 2022.

Anna Boston

Anna Boston

Registered Legal Executive

Anna has been part of the Aoraki Legal team since 2014. Starting off in reception, Anna has completed her diploma in Legal Executive studies and is a Registered Legal Executive. Anna has worked her way up in the legal field becoming Pauline’s legal assistant and more recently, assisting the estates team in estate administration.

In her spare time Anna keeps busy on her lifestyle block with all her animals and enjoys the outdoors, water sports and fishing Lake Ohau with family and friends.

Catherine Wilson

Catherine Wilson

Legal Executive

Catherine began her career in the legal profession as a Law Clerk in 1990. She travelled to London in 1997 spending the next six years exploring some of Europe and working in secretarial/ administrative roles in the investment banking and insurance industries. On her return to New Zealand, she worked as a Legal Secretary for 16 years and is now happy to be part of the team at Aoraki Legal.

Catherine’s work mainly involves Conveyancing although Catherine is also experience with Estates, Trusts and Wills. Assisting clients to achieve their goals provides her with a great deal of satisfaction.

Catherine has a passion for baking which her colleagues seem to appreciate. Catherine loves getting out and about in nature, enjoying running, tramping and cycling. She has participated in the Central South Island Charity Bike Ride, which raises funds for local South Canterbury charities, for the past 10 years. Catherine also enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Barbara Kelliher

Barbara Kelliher

Practice Manager

Barbara joined the Aoraki Legal team in 2019, initially as a legal executive and more recently as our practice manager, after working for over 11 years at a local law firm. Prior to that Barbara had experience working in real estate agency administration. Barbara has a natural affinity to technology and IT.

Jenese van der Westhuizen

Jenese van der Westhuizen

Trust Account Administrator

Harry Manson

Harry Manson

Legal Administrator

Emily Londt

Legal Administrator / AML Officer

Philippa Solomon

Legal Assistant / Reception / AML Officer

Taking care of our clients is our utmost priority.

We would be delighted to attend to your legal needs.