Lundons Law welcomes Laura McFarlane as co-director. She joins fellow directors Steve Riley, Simon Gaines and four support staff.


Rapid rise to partner


Laura McFarlane at Lundons Law

Laura McFarlane has had a rapid rise to partner. She joined Lundons straight out of Law School in 2013 as a law clerk. She gained admittance to the bar shortly after and became a lawyer in April 2014.  Two years later, coinciding with Simon Gaines joining the firm, Laura made Associate. Now as director, she is not only one of the few female partners in Marlborough but also the youngest.


Christchurch-born Laura studied law and a BA, majoring in history and classics, at Canterbury University. Her husband’s new role at Marlborough Lines brought her to Blenheim and she hasn’t looked back.



“I’m excited to become a director and to take a big step forward in my career. It is a fantastic opportunity. I’m proud to be part of such a dynamic, inclusive and respectful team of professionals.”


More about Laura


Laura specialises in property law – helping people through the process of buying and selling houses. She also deals with Wills, Trusts and Estates, Relationship Property and some commercial work. Laura enjoys working with first-home buyers. “I enjoy helping people navigate through a transaction to reduce their stress and to help them achieve their goals.”


Co-directors Steve Riley and Simon Gaines have this to say:

“Laura McFarlane is intelligent and capable. From the start, Laura has promoted the firm’s values and treated clients with a professional approach and personal touch. Laura applies the law to find solutions. We are delighted that Laura is joining us,”


Lundons Law has a proud reputation for being “small in stature but big on performance” – a term coined by founder John Lundon. Laura’s promotion is an important step in the development of the firm.