Our team

Bruce Stewart

LLB, BCA Notary Public - Partner

Bruce’s principal practice of Law is working for individuals and small company’s particularly undertaking commercial, conveyancing and Estate planning work. Bruce in his spare time is a fisherman and a keen but average golfer.

Michael Cochrane

LLB, BCom - Partner

Michael is a Lawyer specialising in property, company and commercial Law as well as with Wills and Trusts. Michael studied at the University of Otago and after graduating worked as a lawyer in Nelson for 3 years prior to moving to London for 2 years.  Michael returned to Palmerston North in 2012 to join Loughnans. Outside the office Michael enjoys golf, going to the gym and spending time with his growing family.

Tracy Johnston

LL.B, B.A - Lawyer

Tracy is the family lawyer at Loughnans.  Tracy has experience in all areas of Family Law but her main areas of work are currently child care and all aspects of relationship property.  Tracy’s interests outside of work include playing hockey.  She is a committee member of the Marist Hockey Club.

Nicole Farrier

Aff.NZILE - Registered Legal Executive

Nicole is a Registered Legal Executive. Nicole started working at Loughnans in 2008 and has had various roles throughtout the office before becoming a Legal Executive in 2011. She practices in the Conveyancing area and undertakes Estate work. Outside of work Nicole enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

Erin Smith

Erin is a Secretary and has been with Loughnans for 13 years where she has worked in various roles throughout the office. Erin is a qualified Legal Executive having completed her course in 2008. Erin is a keen sportswoman with a love of animals and enjoys baking, socialising and travelling. Erin is currently on parental leave.

Amber Edmonds

Amber is Bruce’s secretary.  Amber commenced at Loughnans in 2011 as Receptionist and is currently studing towards a Legal Exective Diploma. Outside of work Amber enjoys target shooting and spending time with friends and family.

Jenny Stewart

Jenny in a former life was a Registered Nurse and is now our Deeds Clerk Jenny is Bruce’s wife and her other interests include singing, needle work and working for the Hospice retail shop

Angela Roache

Angela is one of our Secretaries undertaking general secretarial duties. Outside of work, Angela enjoys socialising, music and surf swimming.

Paige Minnis

Paige is our friendly receptionist. Some of her roles include taking calls, greeting clients, looking after our Trust Account. Her interests outside of work include family and friends and socialising.

Emma Wills

Emma is one of our Secretaries. Out of work she is a farm girl at heart and enjoys the rural life.