Buddle McCleary Kennedy
We are located on the Waterfront at the Whakatane Heads on Muriwai Drive, right next to the Coastguard. We provide legal advice and representation on a broad range of matters.
Who we are
Jake McCleary, B.Ag.Sc, LLB
Jake handles all the firms Litigation. He has particular expertise in Relationship Property and Estate Litigation and has won numerous reported Relationship Property cases with complex legal issues. He is also a specialist in asset planning and asset protection as well as advising on all other Commercial and Property Law matters.
Outside work Jake is a keen fisherman, tennis player and surfer.
Debbie Kennedy, LLB
Debbie’s areas of practice are Trust Administration, Wills and Powers of Attorney, Property and Commercial Conveyancing, Commercial Leases, Refinancing and Securities, Subdivisions, Employment, Maori land law, Debt Collection and Disputes.
Outside of work Debbie likes to mountain bike, walk and spend time with her family.
Adeline Redman, LLB (Hons)
Adeline Redman specialises in separation and relationship property matters and estate disputes alongside Jake McCleary. Additionally, Adeline can also advise you on Trusts, Wills, Enduring Power of Attorney, PPPR applications and employment matters and brings an empathetic and practical approach to legal issues.
Adeline also has extensive knowledge in property transactions due to having spent several years in real estate prior to completing her law degree. Adeline is able to advise on buying and selling your home, investment property and commercial property.
Outside of work, Adeline is a current board member for Pou Whakaaro which is a mental health, disability and addictions support service in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Apart from having great times with family and friends, Adeline enjoys hiking, long walks on the beach, fishing, snorkelling, travel, renovating and gardening.
Registered Legal Executive
Julie specialises in all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing, refinancing and securities, and also assists clients in the formation of Family Trusts, gifting, commercial leases, incorporation of companies, subdivisions and the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney.
Julie takes instructions directly from clients as well as assisting Jake McCleary with his Commercial and Property work.
Outside of work Julie enjoys walking and fishing.
Jadie assists Debbie Kennedy with Trust Administration, Wills and Enduring Power of Attorney, Property and Commercial Conveyancing, Commercial Leases, Refinancing, Securities and Subdivisions.
She specialises in estate administration and attends to all matters regarding the Probate application process, striving to make the process as stress-free as possible for our clients.