About The Law Connection Kapiti


At the Law Connection, we believe that it’s not just about the law; it’s about the people, too.

We believe in keeping things simple and taking the stress out of dealing with lawyers. When you sit down with your Law Connection lawyer, you won’t find yourself overwhelmed with legal jargon.

You’ll receive the best legal advice and receive it in plain English.

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I’ve been really happy with the wide variety of legal advice and services from Sue Scutter and the wider Law Connection team. My needs have been varied; over sale of commercial property, restructure of a complex family trust, management of a sad family death and the subsequent management of winding up his estate and even advice on managing the depredations of a horrid neighbour! Sue has always been immediately available keen to help. Thank you team. Your expertise and kindness is much appreciated.

Thank you for everything and your help and support. We do appreciate what you've done for us.

I wish to express my appreciation for the excellent professional assistance I received from Sally Harrow LLB to complete an update of my Will and Enduring Power of Attorney, in February/March this year. Sally’s expertise and kind, helpful manner made this an enjoyable, easy to follow process. I have been very happy with the result.

I would like to express to The Law Connection how much I appreciate the generous Professional help Peter Corin and Jeannine Muir have given me recently in arranging protection of my property. Their kind manner with clear, easy to understand explanations and instructions to follow, have made me feel secure, confident and so benefited my health and happiness.

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and knowledge during this process you have made it so easy for me. I will be sure to recommend yourself and The Law Connection to others and won’t hesitate to use you guys again

Thanks for making the process much easier

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and knowledge during this process you have made it so easy for me. I will be sure to recommend yourself and The Law Connection to others and won’t hesitate to use you guys again

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The Law Connection team has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw on. Established in 1985, we are one of the oldest firms on the Kāpiti Coast. Whether you’re needing expert advice on family law, property conveyancing, commercial law, powers of attorney, immigration, wills, trust and estate planning or dispute resolution, The Law Connection can help. 

The experienced team at The Law Connection can provide for most legal needs and can help with practical and professional legal advice. We pride ourselves particularly on our strength in working with senior citizens and their specific legal needs, and can offer advice regardless of whether you live in New Zealand or overseas.

The Law Connection Staff


Rosemary has practised law for over 25 years and has extensive experience in property and commercial law and general legal matters. Areas of practice include; subdivisions, sale and purchase of residential & commercial property, retirement village occupation licences, financing transactions, commercial leasing, the sale and purchase of businesses, estate planning, estate administration, wills, trusts & enduring powers of attorney. Rosemary believes in delivering her legal work to a high standard and is attentive, responsive and proactive in dealing with her clients’ legal requirements.

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Peter can advise you on conveyancing, relationship property, wills, trusts, enduring powers of attorney and other issues as they arise. Peter’s down to earth approach to solving legal issues is appreciated by staff and clients alike.

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Peter Corin


With over thirty years’ experience in law, Kapiti local Tracey has worked in the government sector, private practice and as a sole practitioner. Tracey can advise you in the areas of elder law, trusts, estates, applications for probate and letters of administration, conveyancing, wills, powers of attorney, estates advice and administration, protection of Personal Property Rights Act applications and property relationship matters. Tracey’s caring, down-to-earth manner takes the stress out of dealing with legal matters, and she strives to leave her clients feeling good about their experience with The Law Connection.

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Tracey Pervan

Director / Lawyer

A Lawyer since 1985 Matt has now retired from practice although he is still available for Notary Public work.

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Matthew O’Byrne

Lawyer/Notary Public 

Sally works in the areas of retirement villages and occupation rights agreements, wills & powers of attorney, estate planning, estates administration and conveyancing.   Sally endeavours to make the legal process as stress free as possible for you.

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Sally Harrow

Senior Associate Lawyer

Sue works with a range of clients and has a particular interest in the areas of property conveyancing, wills, trusts and enduring powers of attorney, estate planning and administration and property relationship matters.  She also enjoys working with older clients, dealing with the issues around residential care, retirement villages and occupation rights agreements.

Sue loves to build long-term relationships with clients and support them through life, being responsive, whilst keeping matters as simple and stress free as possible.  One of Sue’s greatest strengths is her ability to walk beside her clients, providing a steady presence during the most difficult times.

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Sue Scutter

senior Associate Lawyer

Fiona has 24 years experience working in the government sector and in private practice. Areas of practice include the sale and purchase of residential and commercial property, subdivisions, sale and purchase of businesses, wills and estate administration, protection of personal property rights act applications and relationship property matters. Fiona believes in providing high quality legal advice and practical solutions that are client focused. 

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Fiona Roberts

Senior Lawyer

Jeannine joined The Law Connection in 2018 and has worked in law firms for over 25 years.  Jeannine works in the areas of residential and commercial conveyancing and refinancing, working with clients to achieve great outcomes.  Jeannine enjoys working and living on the Kapiti Coast.

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Jeannine Muir

Registered Legal Executive

Jin Govind

Senior Registered Legal Executive

Tonya has recently joined The Law Connection as a Legal Assistant and is currently studying to gain her qualification as a Registered Legal Executive.   Tonya has always had an interest in Law, and found it particularly interesting in her prior career in real estate making her transition to law a natural decision.  Now with knowledge of both sides of a real estate transaction, Tonya is assisting in the areas of conveyancing, wills and enduring powers of attorney.  Her ambition is driven by her passion to work along-side clients providing a supportive pair of hands to make your transaction as stress free as possible.

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Tonya Kirkbeck

Legal Assistant

Paula looks after the day to day running of the practice across our two offices. Paula’s role includes budgeting, strategic planning and keeping up with technology to allow her to future proof the practice through implementation of reliable systems. Paula is responsible for management of staff and resources while ensuring a working environment staff and clients feel is welcoming and friendly.

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Paula Wingar

Practice Manager