Our Legal Executives

Providing trusted legal advice for more than 130 years.

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Julie Gardner

Phone Direct: 06 835-9361
Email: julie@cardow.co.nz

Biography

Julie deals with residential, rural and commercial property transactions, and has been with Carlile Dowling since July 2004. Prior to that, Julie worked for Land Information NZ dealing with property registration.

Secretary: Glenda Thorby

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Tracey Barron

Email: tracey@cardow.co.nz

Biography

Tracey works primarily in the areas of debt collection and residential property transactions. She qualified as a Legal Executive in 1996 and has been with Carlile Dowling since moving to Hawke’s Bay in April 2010. Prior to that, Tracey worked for several of the large commercial law firms in Wellington.

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Gerald Best
JP, BBS

Phone Direct: 06 835-9360
Email: gerald@cardow.co.nz

Biography

Gerald is a Registered Legal Executive who has more than 20 years’ experience in:

  • Estate Administration
  • Wills
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts

Gerald is a Justice of the Peace and has lived in Hawke’s Bay since 1980. He is also Treasurer for Riding for the Disabled Napier Group.

Secretary: Lynette Jenks


Tracey Truman
LL.B

Phone Direct: 06 835-9256
Email: traceyt@cardow.co.nz

Biography

Born and raised in the Bay of Plenty, in 2014 Tracey traded one Bay for another and moved to Hawkes Bay. After starting out as the Office Junior and working her way up to Legal Executive, she took the final leap, studying and graduating with a Bachelor of Laws in 2017, and joining Carlile Dowling that year.  She is part of the Property and Commercial Team at Carlile Dowling.

  • Property Conveyancing
  • Wills
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Estates
  • Occupation Right
    Agreements/Licences to Occupy

Secretary: Tracey Barron