Our Team

At Lundons Law we believe in straightforward and open communication and treating our clients with respect. These are values embodied by solicitor John Lundon who founded the business in 1991. They are values we believe in and continue to live by.

Based in Blenheim, Lundons Law provides practical legal advice and representation for a range of legal services that affect families and businesses in the Marlborough and Kaikōura region. We provide services in the region, throughout New Zealand, and to overseas clients.

Lundons Law operates as a team – every one of our staff members is experienced in their work areas, professional on all fronts and are contributors to the Marlborough community.

Our staff are encouraged to build a working relationship with you to ensure that we are all available and able to deliver early and effective solutions for your legal needs.

Our Lawyers

We have both solicitors and litigators at Lundons Law, covering all your legal needs.

Steve Riley, Director



In 2003 Steve Riley joined the partnership and took over the firm when John Lundon retired in 2007.

Steve is a solicitor and can help you with conveyancing, subdivision, estate planning, business and commercial matters, and advice involving vineyards.

Steve’s enjoyment in working with our clients is in finding solutions and practical outcomes. Steve has an easy and straightforward communication style.  He focuses on each client and will ensure you understand the process and know where things are heading.

Simon Gaines, Director

simon@lundonslaw.com | 027 600 2904

Solicitor & Litigator

Simon brings experience and expertise in court work and dispute resolution. We aim to resolve disputes before they go to court, and as an Associate Member of the Arbitrators Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ), Simon has negotiation and mediation skills to assist. He has experience appearing in the District Court, Family Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal, Local government hearings, and the Environment Court. Simon works with our estate’s administration team in resolving estate disputes.

Much of his work is in relationship property, negotiating separation-divorce agreements, and appearing in the Family Court.

Simon is involved in the Marlborough community. He is a coach for the 12th Grade Blenheim Rangers (6 years). He is a past Board Member of the Community Law Marlborough (5 years), and a past Board Member of the Marlborough Regional Education Assistance Programme – REAP Aotearoa (3 years).

Kristin White, Associate



Kristin joined Lundons Law as a solicitor in 2019. She is a fifth-generation Marlburian, with a focus on building and maintaining strong relationships with our clients, and within the community.

Kristin’s pragmatic approach is essential in working with our clients to achieve their goals.

Contact Kristin for assistance with conveyancing, estate and succession planning, relationship property, and business and commercial matters.

Our Legal Assistants & Support Team

All of our team are efficient, diligent and great during client interactions.

Cindy Thom has worked in law since 1999 and qualified as a Legal Executive in 2012.  Spending most of her life in Christchurch, she has made Blenheim her home and prides herself on serving her community as a JP and a Community Patroller.
Email: cindy@lundonslaw.com

Vanessa is a legal assistant who has worked with the firm for more than 20 years.  She is efficient, practical and diligent. She ensures that all documentation is prepared quickly and accurately.  Vanessa largely works in conveyancing matters and her knowledge in this area is an asset to our team.

Vicky is a registered legal executive.  Her key practice areas are trusts and estates which she administers with an eye for detail and accuracy.  Vicky is friendly and empathetic which is essential when helping people through a difficult time in their lives.

Alison is our Finance & Compliance Manager.  She manages our trust account and is responsible for overseeing AML compliance and accounts payable/receivable.  Alison has over 15 years of experience in legal trust accounting and enjoys the precision this role requires.

Sonia qualified as a legal executive in 2022.  She has extensive experience in Wellington and Nelson law offices, and has recently returned to her Marlborough roots.  Sonia has a passion for helping people and is also likely to be the friendly face greeting you at reception and answering your calls.

Kate is our office manager, supporting the Directors with general practice management and ad hoc projects.

Tracey works with Steve, supporting the smooth processing of subdivsions and easements.

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