Our team

David Bell

David Bell, LLB (Hons)
PRINCIPAL

David’s expertise lies in his broad knowledge and experience across the range of legal services. He started practising law in 1975 and attained partnership within a national law firm and excelled in all areas.

David established his own law practice in 1992 and his client base began experiencing his expertise and personal approach, not to mention the successful outcomes of his diligent work. An opportunity soon arose to absorb a local practice and its clients, to increase the diversity of the client base. The practice then had the opportunity to absorb another local practice and with this the original Bell Anderson firm was created. In August 2015 the firm changed its name to Bell Associates to reflect the firm's personnel more appropriately.

David is passionate about helping clients through life's hurdles and believes that a solid support system is the key to peace of mind.

Talk to David today and find out how you can benefit from the Bell Associates experience.

 
Nicholas Eketone-TeKanawa

Nicholas Eketone-TeKanawa, BA, LL.B
ASSOCIATE

Nicholas practices law in business, property, matrimonial matters, trusts, foreign investment and immigration. He is an Associate at Bell Associates.

Nicholas was admitted to the bar in 2009 and has worked for various law firms since that time, both in Auckland and Dunedin. Prior to this, he worked in Australia for two years and Japan for 10 years and, as such, has a high involvement in providing support to the expat Japanese community living in New Zealand, as well as clients in Australia and Japan. He is able to assist clients in both English and Japanese.

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Rachael Jhinku

Rachael Jhinku, LLB (Hons)
SENIOR SOLICITOR

Rachael is an experienced lawyer practising in the areas of property law including residential and commercial conveyancing and leases, family trusts, wills and estate planning, relationship property law and business law.

Rachael was admitted to the bar in 1994 and has worked for various law firms since that time, both in Auckland City and on the North Shore. Her previous roles have included working in the banking and finance team of a large national law firm, and working for a boutique law firm acting primarily for property developers.

Rachael enjoys working with Bell Associates clients to help them with their personal legal needs or business requirements in a professional and friendly manner. She is focused on using her legal skills and experience to help her clients to achieve the best possible outcome.

Talk to Rachael today and find out how you can benefit from the Bell Associates experience.