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P 04 472 1513     M 021 489 011    E graeme.reeves@xtra.co.nz


Graeme has developed expertise in many branches of the law including appearing as counsel in both criminal and civil jury trials, at administrative tribunals, and also numerous times before a judge alone.

He has an ongoing involvement in the property field and extensive experience both as an independent professional trustee and in the area of corporate governance.

As well as maintaining his law practice, Graeme has a strong commitment to continuing education and communication. He worked for more than ten years as director, contract author and presenter for TEO Training Ltd, the largest private sector provider of continuing education to the New Zealand accounting and legal professions. He has also conducted corporate governance seminars on behalf of the Crown Company Monitoring Unit for directors of State Owned Enterprises.

Graeme’s professionalism and business background have seen him appointed to numerous board positions. He was the Member of Parliament for the Miramar electorate from 1990 – 1993: during that time, he chaired the Justice and Law Reform Select Committee for the Human Rights Amendment Bill.

Board positions include:

  • Gambling Commission: Chief Gambling Commissioner 2011 – present, Commissioner 2004 – 2011
  • Airways Corporation of New Zealand Ltd: Director 2007 – 2013
  • New Zealand Post Ltd: Director 1994 – 2000
  • Wellington Community Trust: Director and chair of audit committee 1992 – 2001

Pro bono work includes:

  • Maranui Surf Lifesaving Club: honorary solicitor 1995 – present, including work to re-establish the club in the 1990s and rebuild the clubrooms after the 2009 fire.
  • New Zealand Affordable Art Trust: Chairman 2012 – present, trustee 2011 - 2012


P 04 472 1513   E rak@reeveslawyers.co.nz


Roula has worked at Reeves Lawyers Limited since 2008 and has experience in a wide range of legal matters. She works in the litigation field, including criminal, civil, and family matters.

She attends Court on a regular basis, and takes part in mediations, judicial conferences, judicial settlement conferences, Registrar’s lists, Judge’s lists, hearings, and sentencings on behalf of her clients.

Roula was born and raised in Hawke’s Bay and later studied at Victoria University of Wellington. She completed a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Commercial Law), and a Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management).

Qualifications/courses/memberships include:

  • LLB, BCA, GradDipCom – Victoria University of Wellington
  • Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • Duty Solicitor Training Programme
  • Introduction to Criminal Law Practice
  • Wellington Law Society
  • New Zealand Law Society
  • Wellington Criminal Bar Association