Our Legal Executives

Providing trusted legal advice for more than 130 years.

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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


Ilona Hurter
BCom Law

Phone Direct: 06 835-9363
Email: ilona@cardow.co.nz

Biography

Ilona graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, specialising in Law, from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2007. She joined one of South Africa’s four biggest Banks in February 2007 as a legal officer, effectively managing the banks undefended, defended and complex litigation portfolios whilst maintaining the integrity and reputation of the institution. Ilona was promoted to Operations Manager in March 2016 before immigrating with her family to Napier, New Zealand in September 2019.

Ilona joined Carlile Dowling Lawyers in October 2019 where her experience in commerce, debt collection and civil proceedings adds value to the Litigation team.

Specialist Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Debt Collection


Genevieve Tarry

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

Biography

Genevieve is a Registered Legal Executive and has worked in the legal profession since 2002 in various roles including Accounts Clerk, Receptionist, Legal Secretarial support and Legal Executive having completed and gained her legal executive qualification in 2012.  Gaining experience in all these legal practice areas over this time has given Genevieve a broad range of skills.  Genevieve and her family have recently relocated to sunny Napier from Auckland and they are enjoying all that Hawkes Bay has to offer.

Specialist Practice Areas:

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

Genevieve is Legal Executive support to Tracey Truman & Patrick Heath