Andrew has over 25 years legal practice experience in property transactions, commercial-company law, relationship property and general practice. Andrew’s experience covers the full range of services described under What We Do.  He has worked as a lawyer in London and the Turks & Caicos Islands  as well as New Zealand.

Andrew has 3 children and strong links to the community. He is a trustee of Life Unlimited Charitable Trust and a former trustee of the Balloons Over Waikato Charitable Trust and the Hamilton Household Budgeting Advisory Trust.

Jo Wadmore (Senior Associate)


Jo has been working with Atticus Legal since its inception and has over 20 years experience working in law firms.  Starting her career as an office junior she worked her way up to secretary, then Registered Legal Executive, and she now works as a lawyer.  She has a particular passion for all things Animal Law related, and as such is a proud member of the New Zealand Animal Law Association.   She is also a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, an invitation-only membership awarded to the top 15% of graduate students.

Jo has broad experience particularly in property transactions and estate administration.   First Home Buyers love her way of making everything easier to understand and in her spare time, she is also a pretty amazing Marriage Celebrant.


Ronan De Guzman (Senior Solicitor)

LLB (Hons)

Ronan joined Atticus Legal in 2019, having worked for other law firms in NZ before coming to us. He was born and raised in the Phillipines, became a Kiwi citizen and obtained his law degree (with Honours) from Waikato University.

Ronan specialises in Immigration Law and has significant experience with New Zealand’s Visa issuing systems and governing bodies. He also has experience in general legal practice, so he is able to offer a broad range of legal services to his clients.

Sharon Spain (Legal Assistant)

Office Superstar

Sharon is our Legal Assistant, all-round office superstar and often the first point of contact for our clients.  She joined Atticus in August 2018 and quickly became a valued member of our team.  We love Sharon, and so will you.

Phone Sharon on (07) 839 4558 or Email

  • “Amazing team to work with! So down to earth and supportive. I recomend this legal team 100%!”

  • “An excellent law firm to deal with, prompt communication and very reasonable rates.  Would recommend to property buyers”


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