Founded in 2019 by former Solicitor-General, Michael Heron KC, Agreeable has taken the traditional legal model of hourly rates, unknown expenses and long visits to a law office and flipped it on its head.
In New Zealand, the Property “Relationships” Act 1976 allows couples to “contract out” of the act and define how their assets will be separated if the relationship ends. Agreeable aims to make the “contracting out” process easy. With Agreeable, you can get a certified relationship property or separation agreement entirely online. You draft the agreement with us online, then we provide a fixed-fee quote for two independent lawyers to provide advice and certify your agreement. We provide an online signing platform. In essence, we have stripped away all the niggle and made the process of getting a relationship property or separation agreement easy and cost-effective.
Meet the Agreeable team
Kia ora, my name is Mike, and I am the owner of Agreeable. My goal is to provide better access to legal expertise and legal solutions.
Kia ora, my name is Will and I’m General Manager at Agreeable, working to make Agreeable the best service available for Kiwis.
Kia ora, my name is Ella and I’m the Head of Operations at Agreeable. I’m a 3rd-year Law and Arts student who loves music and travel.
Kia ora, my name is Shayne and I’m a Consultant at Agreeable. I help to triage agreements and streamline the process, saving customers time & money.
Kia ora, my name is Helen and I assist with day-to-day operations at Agreeable. Currently a 3rd-year Law and Commerce student with a passion for technology and travel.
Kia ora, my name is Henry and I assist with day-to-day operations at Agreeable. I’m a fifth-year Law and Arts student, and I love reading and running!
Agreeable was established by Michael Heron KC, former Solicitor-General of New Zealand (second from the left). Mike has unique experience in litigation and has more recently led the digital transformation of the Crown Law Office in New Zealand. Mike built Agreeable with the original team (pictured above): Wiremu Te Hiko, Charlotte Agnew-Harington, and Ben Morgan. “The current court process is complex, lengthy and very expensive,” says Mike. “Agreeable provides access to expert justice in a way which is driven by you and your needs.”
Agreeable uses lawyers from across New Zealand to bring expert help and competitive certification costs to our clients
Britomart Chambers is the base of operations for both the founder of Agreeable, Michael Heron KC and one of our expert lawyers, Erin McGill. All the lawyers at Britomart Chambers pride themselves on taking an innovative approach to the law by exploring better ways of delivering practical solutions to challenges in a modern world. A specialist chambers in Auckland Central, Britomart Chambers is available to help you get results that work for you.
Angela MacKenzie operates out of the Invercargill-based firm, PRLaw. Angela has been helping us with certifications since early 2021. Angela specializes in all areas of family law and all matters relating to employment disputes including facilitating workshops for employers.
Dr Rhonda Powell
Dr Rhonda Powell has been helping Agreeable with certifications since 2019. In 2003, Rhonda graduated from Otago University with a BA and LLB(Hons). Rhonda then went on to obtain her LLM at the University of Nottingham and DPhil at the University of Oxford. Rhonda is a barrister who specialises in trusts, estates, and relationship property. Rhonda currently operates out of Walker St Chambers, Christchurch.
Erin McGill has been helping Agreeable with certifications since 2019. In 2002, Erin graduated from Otago University with an LLB. Since graduating, Erin has worked as a Crown Prosecutor at Meredith Connell and Senior Solicitor at Russel McVeagh. Erin has been practicing as a barrister since 2014 and currently operates out of Britomart Chambers, Auckland.
Stephanie is the director of Rose Resolutions Family Law Ltd. She has specialised in family law including separation, relationship property and co-parenting law since 2011. Having grown up rurally, she loves the accessibility for all New Zealanders that Agreeable offers by being online.
Stephanie Pettigrew is a partner at Dunedin-based firm, Marks & Worth. Stephanie has been helping Agreeable with certifications since the inception of the service in 2018. In her regular practice, Stephanie is an expert in complex family, trust, and estate disputes. Stephanie has more than 15 years’ experience as family property lawyer.
Lawyer & Mediator
Anja Klinkert is a director at Klinkert Law and has been a practicing lawyer for over 20 years. Anja has been helping Agreeable with certifications since the inception of the service in 2018. Anja is a practicing collaborative lawyer and mediator with a focus on family and property law and private client affairs.
Gawith Burridge Lawyers are a modern and dynamic firm with offices in Masterton and Martinborough. Dean O’Leary, of the relationship property team, has practised since 1997 in New Zealand and abroad. During his years of practise, Dean has developed a wide range of experience with particular expertise in relationship property matters.
With offices in Palmerston North and Pahiatua, Innes Dean is a firm that stands on a long tradition of high standards and sound legal advice. Vince Exconde joined Innes Dean in 2021, and works on relationship property matters as well as a range of other property law and family law areas.
Eagles Eagles & Redpath is a team of professionals based in Southland committed to providing highly competent legal advice and representation at a fair and reasonable cost to you. Richard Little enjoys working in many different areas of the law specialising in conveyancing, civil and private law (wills, trusts etc).
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