Our Solicitors

Providing trusted legal advice for more than 130 years.

Erin Mogford
Phone Direct: 06 835-9259
Email: erin@cardow.co.nz


Erin was admitted to the Bar in Wellington in 2009, initially focusing on commercial and property law. Returning to Hawke’s Bay in early 2011, Erin worked as in house counsel to a large corporation for four years, with a focus on finance, agricultural businesses and securities legislation. Erin is part of the Property and Commercial team at Carlile Dowling.

Erin is a member of the Venus Networking Group.

Specialist practice areas:

  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Rural Conveyancing
  • Commercial Conveyancing
  • Business related matters
  • Wills
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts

Secretary: Tracey Barron

Jessica Donald

Phone Direct: 06 835-9366
Email: jessica@cardow.co.nz


Jess studied Law and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Canterbury graduating with a double degree in 2016. She was admitted to the bar in Wellington later that year. Jess interned at a law firm in Christchurch while studying before commencing her legal career at a general practice firm in the Central North Island. Following some overseas travel Jess decided to settle in Hawkes Bay. Jess is part of the Property and Commercial team at Carlile Dowling.

Specialist practice areas:

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

Secretary: Janet Skidmore

Megan Inwood
LL.B (Hons), BA
Phone Direct: 06 835-9257
Email: megan@cardow.co.nz


Megan has been a solicitor with Carlile Dowling since February 2016. Megan was admitted to the Bar in 2001, beginning her career at the Court of Appeal before moving to work in litigation and employment in Australia. Returning to New Zealand in 2005, Megan worked in criminal law appearing in the full range of courts from District Court to the Supreme Court. Megan now puts her extensive experience in litigation to use in advising and representing clients in civil disputes and proceedings.

Specialist practice areas:

  • Civil Litigation

Legal Executive: Tracey Barron

Secretary: Glenda Thorby

Sara-Jayne Fisher

Phone Direct: 06 835-9251
Email: sara@cardow.co.nz


Sara was admitted to the Bar in Wellington in 2013. Prior to joining the firm she practised as a family solicitor in Waihi for several years, followed by a short stint in the litigation team at Queenstown Lakes District Council before relocating to Hawkes Bay.

Sara is a member of the Litigation Team at Carlile Dowling, specialising in Family Law.

Specialist practice areas:

  • Parenting and Contact
  • Domestic Protection
  • Child, Youth & Family
  • Relationship Property

Secretary: Derryn Toomey