Grant joined the firm in 1985 and became a partner for the Wanaka office in 1989.
Grant has a strong interest in outdoor activities including tramping, mountain biking and yachting and enjoys the benefits of living and working in the Southern Lakes Area.
Whilst maintaining a generalist practice, Grant has a particular interest in:
Rebecca is an Associate based in the Wanaka office. She joined Checketts McKay in 2009 after several years in Wellington working for a large national law firm.
Most of Rebecca's work is in the property and commercial arena and she has particular expertise in subdivisions and negotiating and drafting contracts. She regularly assists clients with buying and selling houses and other property and also provides advice on asset protection including trusts, wills and estate planning.
Rebecca has a wide network of clients and her work sees her liaising with a range of people including first home buyers, large scale property developers, business owners and other lawyers.
Rebecca lives in Queensberry with her husband and two young daughters. She is actively involved in the local community and is the secretary of the Luggate Community Association and a trustee of the Alpine Community Development Trust which oversees the operation of Community Networks.
Margaret has been with Checketts McKay since 2013 after relocating from Christchurch to Makarora at the head of Wanaka.
Margaret was previously an associate at a large law firm in Christchurch and is an experienced commercial solicitor with extensive experience in hospitality business matters, including motels, restaurants and bars, along with general commercial matters including all types of business sales and leases.
She is also a general property lawyer and specialises in Trusts, Wills and Powers of Attorney.
Margaret was born and bred in Central Otago and the family has had a holiday house at Makarora for over 50 years. Margaret and her husband enjoy being back in the mountains after many years in Christchurch and overseas. She has adult children and a few grandchildren as well.
Bryan has been with Checketts McKay, Wanaka since August 2002. Prior to this, Bryan practised in Dunedin for 30 years and the United Kingdom for 4 years. He celebrated 50 years in Legal Practice in 2017.
Bryan has extensive legal experience and specialises in areas of:
Bryan's interests outside of work include family, travel, gardening and a wide range of sports including bowls, rugby, cricket and golf - he is presently fighting a losing battle to reduce his weight and golf handicap. Bryan has also been involved in sports administration in several different sports over the years.
He is also a Trustee of a number of charitable trusts and has served two terms as deputy chair of the Wanaka Community Board.
Choosing to live in Wanaka (following a stint in the UK) is a choice he has never regretted for a single moment.
Melissa joined Checketts McKay as an Associate in July 2018. Originally from Dunedin, after graduating from Otago University in 2006 Melissa spent 11 years working for a large firm in Dunedin and then Wanaka, after relocating there in 2009.
Melissa’s areas of practice include Relationship Property, Property Law including residential property transactions and land development, Trusts and Estate Planning, Banking & Finance and Commercial matters.
Melissa is committed to providing a high level of service. She enjoys building relationships with her clients, and working together to achieve their objectives.
Away from work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters, running, and generally making the most of what Wanaka has to offer.