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 the area of litigation/dispute resolution to Lundons Law. Most disputes are resolved before they go to court. In the event an early resolution isn’t achievable, Simon appears in the District Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal, Tribunals, resource management local government hearings, and the Environment Court.

Simon can help you with resource management, resolving disputes, representation in court, estates administration and with separation/divorce and agreements for the division of relationship property.

Kristin White, Associate



Kristin joined Lundons Law as a solicitor in 2019. She is a third 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.

Dijana has been a registered legal executive since 2010.  She has extensive experience, particularly in conveyancing.  Dijana is located in Darfield (Selwyn district).  She is friendly and professional and works alongside Steve.

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.

Arnaka is a registered legal executive, who works predominantly in conveyancing.  She is friendly and enthusiastic in her interactions with clients.  Arnaka meets with clients and prepares accurate documentation to facilitate the smooth completion of client work.

Lisa is our Finance & Compliance Manager.  She manages our trust account with precision and is also responsible for overseeing AML compliance and accounts payable/receivable.  Lisa has a banking background and is professional & approachable.

Abbey is our administration assistant, and is likely to be the friendly face at reception and answering your call.  She’s grown up in Marlborough and is great with client interactions.  Abbey has an eye for detail and is diligent in responding to client queries.

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


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