Our People

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Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen's team are a dedicated group of individuals who provide friendly, helpful forward thinking advice to their clients. They provide legal advice only in those areas in which they have a high level of expertise, and can significantly contribute to the success of Taranaki.

Kate Laurenson

BCom, LLB - University of Canterbury

Contact Details

DDI Phone: + 64 6 759 5321

Admitted to the bar: New Zealand 2003

Kate joined the firm in 2007 after 2 ½ years working for a commercial property law firm in Wellington and previous to that she worked for 2 ½ years for a law firm in New Plymouth. 

Kate specialises and advises in commercial and property transactions, commercial leasing, banking and financing, public law, rural law, trust and estate planning and general conveyancing work. 

Kate has particular expertise and knowledge in several areas of the firm's practice:

  • Commercial property transactions (including unit title and other subdivisions) and rural property transactions
  • The drafting of a diverse range of property, joint venture, security and financing documentation
  • The provision of advice to a registered bank
  • The provision of advice to local authorities (this includes property and business agreements, leasing, subdivisions, easements, resource management matters and statutory compliance)
  • Asset acquisitions and dispositions

Associate - Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen
September 2007 - Present

Lawyer - Rickit Law
May 2005 - September 2007

Lawyer - Govett Quilliam
November 2002 - May 2005

Committee Member - Friends of the Govett Brewster Art Gallery
2007 - Present

Member - Property Law Section - New Zealand Law Society
2008 - Present

Member - The Lawlink Group Limited
2008 - Present

Member - WAND
2008 - Present

University of Canterbury

Legal Ruminations

If it's fixed, why break it? (LIVE Magazine February 2010)
If it's fixed, why break it?

LIVE Magazine LIVE Magazine February 2010
Kate Laurensen, Associate, looks at borrower's entitlements with the recent drop in interest rates and prepayment fees. Read more..