Our Senior Associates

Providing trusted legal advice for more than 130 years.

Carol Hall
BSc (High Hons), Juris Doctor
Phone Direct: 06 835-9255
Email: carol@cardow.co.nz


Carol has a wealth of US and NZ legal experience. Foremost is her seven years with the United States Congress as Legislative Counsel for the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. After her admission to the Ohio Bar of the Supreme Court in 1979, Carol worked for the Ohio State Government. She also served with the US Peace Corps as a volunteer in Costa Rica and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education. Carol’s diverse background provides her with strong cross-cultural communication skills. Carol is a past president of the Hawkes Bay Branch of the New Zealand Law Society.

Specialist practice areas:

  • Immigration
  • Residency

Secretary: Frances Bryan

Teresa Mee Lawyer
Teresa Mee
LL.B, BSc (Hons)
Phone Direct: 06 835-9368
Email: teresa@cardow.co.nz


Before joining Carlile Dowling in 2019, Teresa was a senior lawyer at a Hastings firm.  She has practised law in the Hawkes Bay since 2010, and prior to that she worked for a boutique law firm in Auckland.  Before completing her law degree at Auckland University in 2007 Teresa worked for the Companies Office, the Accident Compensation Corporation and a prominent investment bank in London.  This background has given her valuable commercial and analytical skills and experience which she brings to her law practice.

Specialist practice areas:

  • Commercial and Business law and transactions
  • Commercial and Residential Property transactions
  • Trusts
  • Asset Protection and Estate Planning
  • Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Secretary: Mel Summer