About Us









Introducing the staff of Edmonds Marshall, Lawyers....

Lawrence Kurt Edmonds LL.B (Hons), B.Com
Senior Partner

Kurt is originally from Auckland and graduated from Auckland University with both a Law degree (1976) and a Commerce degree (1975). He worked for a firm of chartered accountants in Auckland whilst studying, then moved to Matamata to join the firm (then Edmonds, Wilson Marshall & Co) and has been with the partnership since 1976.

Kurt works mainly in the areas of property law (rural & commercial), succession planning, trusts, estates and elder law.

Kurt is married to Lynne and they have three adult children. Outside of work Kurt can generally be found on the Matamata golf course or fishing at Mount Maunganui.

Contact: kurt@emlaw.co.nz


Jonathan Shane Marshall LL.B

Shane joined the firm as a law clerk in 1982 and then graduated Auckland University in 1983. He became a partner of the firm in 1988.

Shane’s preferred areas of law are property law (rural, commercial & residential), succession planning, trusts, estates and elder law. Shane has also been a director of First Mortgage Trust since 1998.

His personal interests include following his children’s activities. Shane tries to keep fit with regular swimming and running.

Contact: shane@emlaw.co.nz


David John Parker LL.B

David grew up in Waihi on a dairy farm and graduated from Auckland University with his law degree in 1992. He joined the Katikati branch of the then firm in 1998. David later moved to Matamata and became an associate of Edmonds Marshall, becoming a partner in 2006.

David deals with relationship property matters, family law, employment law, property law (rural, commercial & residential), succession planning, trusts, estates and elder law.

David is married to Michelle. Both are keen trampers and sometime road cyclists. David is also a Rotary member. His other interests include his YZF250.

Contact: david@emlaw.co.nz


James Dylan Rae BA LL.B

Jamie has joined us from Taupo where he spent 8 years as a specialist family lawyer. His expertise has been recognised by inclusion on the approved list of lawyers qualified to act for children in Family Court proceedings.

In addition to family law, Jamie will be providing assistance with property and conveyancing matters, trusts, wills, estates and powers of attorney.

Jamie and his partner, Natasha, have three young children and, while family commitments have taken precedence over his previous excessive participation in various sports, Jamie does intend to frequent the Matamata Golf Club where he will give Kurt a run for his money.

Contact: jamie@emlaw.co.nz


Keith Wells
Trust Service Manager

Keith joined the firm in December 2000, after a long career in the banking industry, as our Trust Service Manager which involves managing the firm’s Family Trusts to ensure the Trusts are compliant. Keith completed his Legal Executive Certificate in 2008.

Keith enjoys most sports on a social basis and is currently enjoying playing golf.

Contact: keith@emlaw.co.nz


Kathy Enevoldsen BMS
Legal Executive

Kathy started at Edmonds Marshall in 1993, shortly after she graduated from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Management Studies majoring in accounting. She began doing legal executive work for Shane several years later. She assists Shane with commercial and rural conveyancing, subdivisions and trusts.

Kathy’s husband and teenage daughter keep her busy after hours.

Contact: kathy@emlaw.co.nz


Sue Coatham
Legal Executive

Sue started in December 1999 as a part time word processor operator. In 2002 she commenced studying for the Legal Executive Certificate and qualified in 2005. Sue currently works as one of Shane’s legal executives doing residential conveyancing and estate work.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and relaxing.

Contact: sue@emlaw.co.nz


Kylie Munro-Cross
Legal Executive

Kylie has worked for Edmonds Marshall since August 2006. In 2011 Kylie obtained her Legal Executive Diploma. Kylie assists David Parker.

Outside of work she spends her time trying to catch fish and is actively involved in competing and training agility and flygility with her two dogs.

Contact: kylie@emlaw.co.nz


Suzanne Milburn
Legal Assistant

Suzanne moved to Matamata from Auckland in 2007 and began working for Edmonds Marshall in 2008. She assists Kurt Edmonds and Jamie Rae.

Suzanne has three adult children and is an avid reader, belonging to a book club which provides her with a wide variety of reading material. She also loves movies, theatre and music.

Contact: suzanne@emlaw.co.nz


Colleen Kruger
Legal Assistant

Colleen is originally from South Africa and immigrated to New Zealand at the end of 2007. Colleen works part time for Kurt.

Colleen is married, has two children and loves going for walks, bike riding and having a traditional South African “braai” (BBQ) with friends.

Contact: colleen@emlaw.co.nz


Julie Jamieson
Legal Executive

Julie started working for the firm in 1990 as a Legal Executive for Shane. Julie also has her Legal Executive Certificate. She has continued to work for the firm on and off between raising two sons, who are now teenagers and working with her husband on their dairy farm at Manawaru. She now works part time for Kurt. She enjoys gardening and catching up with friends.

Contact: julie@emlaw.co.nz


Alice Cameron
Legal Assistant

Alice started with the firm in February 2015 as a receptionist. Alice is now working as a legal assistant.

Outside of work she spends a lot of time travelling New Zealand competing in Dog Agility with her two border collies.

Contact: alice@emlaw.co.nz


Heather Bond

Heather is the longest serving staff member of Edmonds Marshall starting in 1983. Heather is our accountant and the go to person for First Mortgage Trust deposits and withdrawals.

Heather is also an active participant in the local tramping club and drama society. She is also the proud grandmother of 4 grandchildren.

Contact: heather@emlaw.co.nz





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PO Box 62
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Ph: 07 888 8137
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