Team - Peter



Associate – Registered Legal Executive

Phone: +64 9 366 1822


New Zeland Institute of Legal Executives Certificate

Fellow NZILE

I completed a Legal Executive Certificate in 1976 and went on to work in an Auckland firm for 10 years before moving north and working in Warkworth for 16 years.  During those years I worked predominantly in conveyancing with a focus on subdivisions, commercial (small business and leasing) areas, estates, trusts and wills.

I joined Cooney Lees Morgan in November 2003 working mostly in conveyancing, small business and leasing, trusts and wills. For a number of years I have also been completing work for a territorial authority involving easement/covenant/subdivision related matters, leasing, property transactions and acquisitions including reserve land and roading, and advice/documents involving specific Building Act matters.

Outside of work I’m passionate about supporting people with disabilities. For the past 10 years I have been a volunteer for Special Olympics Tauranga, which has included team and event management and have been Chairperson of that organisation for the past three years. My background with this organisation also proves useful in providing advice to clients regarding estate planning matters where they may have family members with a disability.


“It is my privilege to recommend Louella Axon. I work a lot with Louella in areas of property acquisition, conveyance and company management.  Her service has been is exceptional. She is quick to grasp complexity and extremely thorough in her analysis which is a perfect fit for what we require.  She misses little and can process large amounts of information to formulate a series of options to pursue. Where she encounters tasks outside her areas of expertise she quickly calls in her company ‘specialists’ to progress the brief accordingly. Working with Louella and the wider Cooney Lees Morgan team has been a great association.

What I particularly like is that Louella always goes that little extra to make things ‘effortless’ for me – I relay the issue and she takes care of the ‘legal’ machinations and tactics! I am delighted to recommend her services.” Paul Christie, Director Santa Fe Shutters and Blinds, Tauranga