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

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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 has two young children, Harriet and George. Having lived in Tauranga most of her life, she is grateful to be able to raise her children in such a beautiful place. Lucy’s family is based in Europe so most of their holidays start with a 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

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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.

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Andrea Macfarlane LL.B BMS (hons) – Practice Manager

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 locally 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 has recently decided to change the focus of her career and has stepped into the role of Practice Manager. 

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

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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

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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

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Chantelle Buysers-Dean LLB BSc – Trust Administrator

Chantelle is a graduate from The University of Auckland where she completed her conjoint law and science degree. Before joining Keam Standen, Chantelle was a general practice solicitor at a medium sized law firm in Auckland. Chantelle is Keam Standen’s Trust Administrator.

Outside the office Chantelle enjoys arts and crafts, keeping active by going to the gym and travelling around the country.


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