Rod is an experienced property lawyer who has worked extensively in the areas of rural law, succession planning and Trust advice.
Over the last 40 years Rod has provided specialist farm sale and purchase advice, succession planning and Trust advice. He is well known for explaining to clients complicated legal principals and structures in easy to understand plain English.
Rod is the third generation Needham in the firm. He is a member of the Morrinsville Lion’s club for 40 years, serving as its secretary for many of those years. He also served on the Board of Trustees for Morrinsville Primary for many years and as chairman. Rod is a Property Law Section Accredited Specialist of the New Zealand Law Society.
Qualifications: LLB, University of Auckland, Notary Public as granted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Grant has been practising law at Allen Needham & Co Limited since 2007 when he was admitted to the bar. Grant has experience in all aspects of trusts and estates, specialising in asset protection and succession planning, formation of trusts, wills and enduring powers of attorney and rest home occupational right agreements.
Grant also has extensive knowledge of relationship property law and works closely with clients in drafting and negotiating “pre-nups”/contracting out agreements and separation agreements.
Grant is on the committee for the Morrinsville Chamber of Commerce and is President of the Morrinsville Tennis Club.
Qualifications: LLB and Bachelor of Arts (major in History), University of Waikato and diplomas in Dairy Tech from Massey University.
Nicola is a fourth generation Needham, working in the firm.
Nicola can provide advice on commercial, farming and general conveyancing including leases. She also assists the Directors with trusts, wills and estate planning.
Qualifications: LLB and Bachelor of Arts (major in history), Victoria University Wellington.