Gillian Clarke has been a solicitor at Checketts McKay since 2001. After graduating from Otago University she worked as a civil litigator in Wellington for 9 years, the last 7 of which worked for a national law firm. Gillian moved to Alexandra in 1996.
Gillian grew up on a Maniototo family farm and has enjoyed raising her own two boys in a semi-rural environment together with her husband Dr. David Hill, a resource teacher in Learning Behaviours.
Gillian became an Associate in 2006.
She specialises in civil litigation, mediation as an alternative to court, resource management and farming resource law.
Alan joined Checketts McKay as a consultant in 2018 having returned from working overseas. In Australia, Alan worked as a legal practitioner in Queensland, in private practice for six years and then as an in-house lawyer for a large construction company for five years. He is in the process of being re-admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand where he previously practised for some 30 years, based in Christchurch.
After a career spanning 40 years, Alan has accumulated in-depth experience over a range of areas of the law including employment, risk management and health and safety, rural, residential and commercial property, construction and commercial contracts, financing, wills, estate planning and trust administration.
Alan was born and educated in Dunedin and now lives in Cromwell and is building a home in Bannockburn. His family has had a deep connection with Central Otago for some six generations. He has two adult children, one a lawyer and the other an artist. Alan enjoys the outdoors, making dry stone walls, skiing, kayaking, art music and reading.