Our Team

Caleb Standen, LL.B. – Principal 

As a fourth generation Tauranga local Caleb cannot imagine living or working anywhere else.  That is why it is incredibly important to him to build on the good reputation he has inherited by providing excellent services to you. He enjoys advising clients on all legal aspects of property-based transactions (home buyers and sellers, residential and commercial investments, leases, subdivisions, cross lease conversions and more), business sale and purchase transactions, trusts and estate planning, business succession planning, estate administration and relationship property matters.

When not in the office he enjoys time with his wife, Anna, and their two daughters, Summer and Kate and their son, Abel.  Caleb is also actively involved with a local faith community (St Luke’s Church), and is a member of the Tauranga Trade Aid Trust Board. He enjoys keeping fit and surfing. When time allows he also enjoys fishing and reading historical novels.

He has chosen to base himself at Keam Standen because of the exceptionally good reputation that the firm has built within the local community over the last 25 years and because of the firm’s commitment to providing top quality services for a fair cost.

Telephone:(+64) 07 577 9959

Email:   caleb@keam.co.nz


 

Robert Keam, B.A., LL.B., FANZCN (Notary Public) – Consultant

Robert is a Consultant in the Tauranga law firm of Keam Standen and has been practising for over 40 years, specialising in property and trust law. He is a keen tramper and traveller and takes an avid interest in shipping and Roman history.

Besides being a Trustee of Good Neighbour Trust, Robert served for six years on the Board of International Needs, a charity operating in over 30 countries.

Robert is married to Margaret, a teacher at Otumoetai College, and they have three children and three grandchildren.

Telephone:(+64) 07 577 9959

Email:   robert@keam.co.nz

 

 


 

Lucy Grace, LL.B. – Solicitor

Lucy graduated from the University of Waikato in 2012 and, after some time at a firm in Mount Maunganui, started at Keam Standen in January 2014.

Lucy is married to Caleb and their daughter Harriet was born in 2016. Lucy is enjoying her new role as a mother and, having lived in Tauranga most of her life, she is grateful to be able to raise her daughter in such a beautiful place. Lucy’s family is based in Europe and Caleb’s in Southland so most of their holidays start with a long (or very long) plane trip.

Lucy can help you with a variety of matters including property transactions, relationship property, estate planning, trusts and small business matters.

Telephone:(+64) 07 577 9959

Email:   lucy@keam.co.nz

 

 


 

David Simpkin B.A. LL.B – Solicitor

David joins the firm after returning from an ‘OE’ in the United Kingdom. David was born in Auckland and was educated at Macleans College. He studied law at Auckland University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History in 1999.

Following his admission to the bar, David has practiced law in Auckland, Hamilton and Warkworth, where he gained experience in diverse areas of law. These include residential and commercial conveyancing, subdivisions, commercial law, insolvency, estates, asset planning, civil litigation, and leaky homes issues.

David is married to Susan, and has two young children. If he can find some spare time David enjoys reading, gardening, movies and travel.

Email: david@keam.co.nz

 

 


 

Andrea Macfarlane LL.B BMS (hons) – Solicitor

Andrea is also a BOP local and joined Keam Standen in May 2016 as a part-time Solicitor.    She studied for her BMS (hons) LLB at the University of Waikato and was admitted to the bar in 2002.  She started her career as a Legal Secretary and since studying has had a varied career working in corporate roles in large Telecommunications companies in both New Zealand and the UK.  Andrea can assist you with a variety of matters including Property Transactions, Trusts and Gifting Programmes, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

Outside of work, Andrea enjoys time with her husband and young family, exercising and a little bit of retail therapy from time to time.

Email: andrea@keam.co.nz

 

 

 


 

Barbara Reeve F.N.Z.I.L.E. – Senior Registered Legal Executive

Barbara is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives with over twenty years legal experience. She specialises in residential, commercial and rural conveyancing, refinancing and commercial leases and also enjoys assisting clients with Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Family Trusts and gifting programmes.

Barbara is married to John and has two children. Barbara appreciates the lifestyle that living in Tauranga offers and enjoys biking the many picturesque bike trails in Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty.  She has a love of overseas travel and also enjoys Ceroc dancing and mosaics.

Telephone:(+64) 07 577 9959

Email:  barbara@keam.co.nz

 

 

 


 

Raewyn Miller – N.Z.I.L.E. – Registered Legal Executive

Raewyn is an Associate member of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives and the current President of the Rotorua/BOP/Gisborne branch of the Institute.

Having worked in the legal industry for over 30  years, Raewyn has considerable experience in estate planning and Wills, estate and trust administration, Enduring Powers of Attorney and property conveyancing.  Raewyn was born in Southland and has worked in Gore, Alexandra, Invercargill and Hamilton before moving to Tauranga in January 2010.

Raewyn is married to Neil and has two children, Jessica, who is completing a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) Degree at Wintec in Hamilton and Mark, who is a student at Tauranga Boys College.  Her family is enjoying the wonderful climate that Tauranga offers, which is great for boating, fishing, camping and kayaking.

 

Telephone:(+64) 07 577 9959

Email:   raewyn@keam.co.nz

 


 

Christine (“Chris”) Bailey – Legal Executive

Chris has been a mainstay of Keam & Associates (now Keam Standen) for most of its existence, commencing as a secretary in 1988, in 1996 taking on the roles of Personal Assistant to Robert Keam and Office Manager and then completing her Legal Executive papers several years later.  Working alongside the Principal of the firm, Chris has become familiar with many aspects of the practice of law, including conveyancing, Family Trusts, Wills and Powers of Attorney and commercial transactions.

Chris has enjoyed living in Tauranga with her husband, Ross, for over 35 years.  They have two daughters and two young grandchildren.  Apart from her family, her interests outside the office include gardening, walking and she has a keen interest in travel and photography.

Telephone:(+64) 07 577 9959

Email:  chris@keam.co.nz

 

 


 

Kelly Madigan – Legal Executive

After living in Auckland for over 20 years, and the long commutes to work, at the end of 2016 Kelly and her partner Paul made the big decision to move to the sunny Bay of Plenty, and they haven’t looked back since!  She thoroughly enjoys the relaxed lifestyle that Tauranga has to offer and the short commute to work each day.

After working for over 10 years in Intellectual Property she is enjoying the new challenges of working in a new area of law and working alongside Caleb as his Legal Executive. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, exercising, and spending time with her family and friends.

Email: kelly@keam.co.nz

 

 

 

 


 

Heather Thompson – Accounts Manager

Heather is our Accounts manager and has worked for Keam Standen for ten years running the Trust Account and doing back up reception and general accounting work.  She has been working in law offices for over 30 years – mostly here in Tauranga.

Heather and her husband Wayne moved into their new house in Papamoa two years ago and really enjoy the relaxed lifestyle beach living offers.

With two daughters here in New Zealand and an adopted daughter in Switzerland – plus six grandchildren – travel features a lot in any spare time.

Email: heather@keam.co.nz

 

 

 

 


 

Angelina Cook – Receptionist

Angelina is one of our Receptionists.  She has been with Keam Standen for over ten years and her normal days at the office are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Angelina is the one who greets you on the phone when you ring and you will see her smiley face when you come in to see us.

Away from the office, Angelina is just as busy.   She and her husband Mike are now a family of 15, including five grandchildren ranging in age from two years to 15 years. They also have a constant companion who is growing older with them, their 11 year old dog Rico, who is a black Pomeranian/Chihuahua. They love time with their family and try to travel when time allows. Tauranga/Mount Maunganui remains their most favourite place in the world.

Email: reception@keam.co.nz