Rhys Ellison - Principal and Notary Public
Rhys Ellison is the Principal of Rhys Ellison Law. He attended Raglan Area School, Hamilton Boys High and both Otago and Waikato Universities before graduating with a Law degree and being admitted to the Bar in 1994. Rhys became a Notary Public in 2009. Rhys's great Uncle Tom led the first NZ Rugby team and was one of the first Maori's to graduate from Law school. Rhys inherited that passion by combining Law with Rugby and played more than 200 first class Rugby games. Rhys played 60 games for Otago, 90 games for Waikato, over 20 games for the Maori All Blacks and played in three All Black Trials. Rhys helped Waikato win the first ever National Championship final in 1992 and win the Ranfurly Shield off Auckland in 1993. He played against the British & Irish Lions twice and Australia once, defeating both the British Lions and Australia.
Rhys also played Rugby professionally for Yamaha in Japan and for the Irish province of Munster in the European Cup, and then went on to practice Law for several years in Limerick, Ireland.
Rhys is qualified to practice law in both New Zealand and Ireland and is a member of the New Zealand Law Society, Auckland District Law Society, The Irish Law society, the New Zealand Society of Notary Publics and the World Society of Notary Publics.
Rhys is married to Karen and they live in Raglan with their two sons.
Swarthna Prasad - Solicitor
Swarthna is a graduate of University of Waikato. She practices predominately in all aspects of residential and commercial property law, trusts, estates, wills and enduring powers of attorney. Swarthna has a number of years experience with a specialised focus in commercial and property law. She has come back to private practice after working as a Lawyer for a Government Department.
Becky Russell - Legal Executive
After many years in the legal industry Becky has joined our team in 2019. Becky brings her experience with Conveyancing, AML auditing and Office processes. Becky has an amazing ability to set up processes to keep the team on track. We are really enjoying having her as part of our team. Becky is currently studying her Legal Executive Diploma. Becky's hours of work are 8:30am to 2:30pm Monday-Friday.
Annabel Jordan - Law Clerk
Annabel has been with us as an intern while she is studying a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Waikato, she has shown her ability to learn very quickly and adapt to her university life and work commitments. Annabel assists with conveyancing matters. We can't wait for her to complete her studies and join the team full time.