Our Team

Michael Foley - Foley HughesMICHAEL FOLEY, LLB

Michael Foley is a graduate of Victoria University, Wellington. Since establishing the firm in 1980 he has built up a highly respected practice specialising in all aspects of Property and Commercial Law. He also has a very broad sound knowledge of general practice and provides advice to private clients, who value receiving ongoing personal service.

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Simon Jones - Foley HughesSIMON JONES BA, LLB

Simon Jones is a commercial property lawyer with over 15 years’ experience. Graduating from the University of Waikato in 1997 with a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts, Simon was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand later that year.

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simon jonesANDREW FRANICEVIC, BCOM, LLB

Andrew practises commercial law with specialist expertise in company mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, business structures and finance.

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Dougall Kraayvanger - Foley HughesDOUGALL KRAAYVANGER, LLB

Dougall Kraayvanger completed his legal training at Canterbury University and was admitted to the Bar in 1980. His formative years as a lawyer were spent at Chapman Tripp in Auckland and after a period of travel completed several temporary assignments in London as a conveyancing locum.

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Gaanesh Seger - Foley HughesGAANESH SEGER, LLB

Gaanesh graduated from the University of Auckland in 2017 and was admitted to the Bar in the same year.

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shiraleeSHIRALEE PAREKOWHAI, NZILE

Shiralee joined Foley Hughes in 2008 with a previous work history in finance and accounting. Shiralee is a registered legal executive and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives, having completed her Legal Executive Diploma in 2013.

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Lee Harris - Foley HughesLEE HARRIS, TEP

Lee qualified as a legal executive in 1986, and has been a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) with the global association, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), since 2012. Her key strengths are in the areas of property, trusts, tax, wealth management and estate planning, with a particular passion for resolving conflict of laws challenges that arise from cross-border interests.

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Rachel Emmitt - Foley HughesRACHEL EMMITT, NZILE

Rachel joined the Foley Hughes team in 2020 and is a graduate of the University of Auckland, Laidlaw College and Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

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