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Qualifications

  • LLB, Canterbury University 2000
  • Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand 2001

Luke specialises in property, rural, business and asset planning law.

He joined Holland Beckett Law in 2006 and was appointed a Partner in 2014. Luke manages an experienced team across the Tauranga, Whakatane and Opotiki offices.

Luke's experience includes the following:

  • Residential and commercial conveyancing and structuring advice for private individuals and developers.
  • Negotiating large forestry, dairy and kiwifruit transactions for Maori trusts, private clients and corporate farming entities.
  • Acting for Foodstuffs Members in the purchase and sale of Pak n Save, Gilmours and Four Square stores throughout the country.
  • Advising high net worth individuals and medium size business owners on trust, leasing, farm sales, estates, shareholder agreements and restructuring matters.
  • Acting for property developers on commercial and property matters including multiple lot subdivisions.

Prior to joining Holland Beckett Law, Luke worked for:

  • Department of Trade and Industry in London.
  • Langley Twigg in Napier in the commercial/property and employment teams.

Community

  • Luke competed in the Coast to Coast in 2021

Community Activity

  • Honorary solicitor for the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Bay Community Foundation, and Bay of Plenty Deerstalkers Association.
  • Solicitor acting for Legacy Funeral Homes, AIMS Games, Sport Bay of Plenty, Tourism Bay of Plenty, EPIC Whakatane, Tauranga Maritime Trust.
  • Previous board member and president of Tauranga Chamber of Commerce.
  • Previous board member Pillans Point Primary School.