Please note from 30 April 2021 HOLLISTER-JONES LELLMAN (HJL) ceased to operate as a law firm. If your enquiry is for Kathryn Lellman she is now a Barrister located at Suite 1, 117 Willow Street, Tauranga, PO Box 13063, Tauranga 3141
Phone: 07 578-1515 or email: or

Nick Elsmore is also a barrister at Suite 1, 117 Willow Street, Tauranga, PO Box 13063, Tauranga 3141, phone: 027 556-2343 or email

If your enquiry is for Andrew Blair please note that Andrew has retired from legal practice. All Deeds which HJL was still holding, either in connection with Andrew Blair or with HJL, are now being held by Keam Standen Lawyers. Please direct all Deeds enquiries to Keam Standen Lawyers, 181 Devonport Road, PO Box 998, Tauranga 3144, phone: 07 577-9959, attention Caleb Standen,

Family Law.

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We help men, women and families:

• to protect their assets at the start of, or during, a relationship

• who are in crisis because they’re thinking of separating or have done so

• who want to reach a binding settlement agreement after separation

• who are having a dispute with other family members (often following the death of a loved one)

• who need child care issues resolved

• who need to be able to act on behalf of a family member who is incapacitated

Our expertise falls into the categories family law, divorce law and child care issues. This includes:

• pre nuptial and post nuptial agreements,

• child care issues including national and international relocation. Kathryn Lellman is appointed by the Court as a senior lawyer for children and is experienced in Hague Convention abduction matters, and

• getting orders for property and welfare issues when someone is incapacitated or needs assistance with the use of an enduring power of attorney (i.e. applications under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act). Kathryn Lellman also receives appointments by the Court in this area.


If you’re in one of these situations and are looking for guidance about how to get through the process, call us in confidence.

What We Do Best:

  • We listen to what you are telling us
  • We provide practical clear advice
  • We speak your language
  • We tell you what it is going to cost
  • We look at the best and most cost effective way to resolve the dispute
  • We will use mediation or ADR as a first port of call
  • We try to keep you out of court but if we have to go
  • We know what we are doing in a Court room
  • We look to solve the problem