Our Partners

Providing trusted legal advice for more than 130 years.

Paul Morgan
LL.B (Hons), B.Ag.Sci
Phone Direct: 06 835-9254
Email: paul@cardow.co.nz

Paul joined Carlile Dowling in 2005 from a role in a corporate and commercial team of a national law firm based in Wellington.

Paul commenced his legal career in 1999 having already gained significant commercial business experience. Prior to entering legal practice, Paul spent six years as a Rural Finance Manager for a bank in Hawke’s Bay and four years as a sheep and beef farm manager. Paul brings diverse experience and knowledge to his practice, gained both from within and outside of the legal profession.

Specialist practice areas:

  • Rural Property transactions and advising primary industry businesses
  • Commercial Property and Commercial Business transactions
  • Trusts, Asset Protection and Estate Planning matters

Secretary: Janet Skidmore

David Chan
Phone Direct: 06 835-9253
Mobile: 021 404 985
Email: david@cardow.co.nz

David has over 30 years of legal experience including 12 years in Melbourne where he was a barrister. Before joining Carlile Dowling in 2007, David was a senior associate and partner of a national law firm in New Zealand. He practises in civil litigation, and commercial, property, trusts and estates work.

David is a LEADR trained mediator, and also does arbitrations.

Specialist practice areas:

  • Civil litigation
  • Commercial and Property transactions
  • Estates
  • Trusts

Michael Morgan
LL.B (Hons), Dip Bus Administration (Distinction)
Phone Direct: 06 835-9250
Mobile: 027 289 0004
Email: michael@cardow.co.nz

Michael is Hawke’s Bay born and bred, with a wealth of local knowledge and contacts. A partner of Carlile Dowling since 2001, he has extensive experience in negotiating, structuring, documenting and settling complex commercial, property and estate planning matters.

Michael is currently the Vice Chair of the Eastern Institute of Technology Council. He is a former president of the Hawke’s Bay District Law Society and a former trustee of the Art Deco Trust.

Specialist practice areas:

  • Commercial and Business law and transactions
  • Commercial Property transactions
  • Trusts
  • Asset Protection and Estate planning

Secretary: Frances Bryan

Maurice Casey
Phone Direct: 06 835-9258
Email: maurice@cardow.co.nz

Maurice graduated from Otago University in 1998 and joined Carlile Dowling in 2006 after working in general practice (including time spent in Auckland and a year overseas for the Civil Service). Maurice is also a trained mediator.

Specialist practice areas:

  • Relationship property agreements and disputes
  • Day-to-day care disputes
  • Domestic protection
  • Relationship Dissolution
  • Lawyer for the child
  • Mental Health
  • Employment Relations
  • Employment Agreements
  • Grievances
  • Litigation

Secretary: Michelle Edge