O'Sullivan Clemens is led by David Rendall, who is part of a team of highly qualified and experienced local lawyers, legal executives and support staff who are dedicated to their clients and provide quality, plain-English, professional legal services in a relaxed environment. Engaging a lawyer does not have to be a challenging process and with O'Sullivan Clemens' local knowledge, a results-based philosophy and a practical, value for money attitude you need look no further.
The practice is part of the Law Plus group of legal firms – of which David Rendall is a director - that allows a greater ability to source specialist advice and services for clients from around the country while ensuring personal client care is maintained to a high standard. Contact us for more information and stay up-to-date by reading our news page.
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After years in the commercial sector, David returned to study in his 30’s, re-qualified as a lawyer and has been with OSC for the past 13 years, becoming partner in 2010. He offers a different perspective to his clients having the practical commercial experience and provides alternatives to litigation to save unnecessary costs.
David specialises in practice management, employment, conveyancing, commercial aspects including client acquisition, commercial corporate structures where he can help with business set-ups, mergers, restructures, resource consents, and legal compliance.
David loves the outdoors and outside of work is found out fishing, boating, at the beach and enjoying motorsports.
Douglas Clemens - QSM
Douglas Clemens retired from OSC on 22 January 2021.
If you have any queries in relation to Doug's retirement or your legal work moving forward, please contact David Rendall or John Murray.
Priscilla is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor specialising in family law, asset planning, relationship property, trusts and wills, and conveyancing.
Priscilla started with OSC in 2014 and tries to help her clients resolve their issues without the use of the courts.
She is a former member of the Waikato/Bay of Plenty District Standards Committee and trustee of the Rotorua Bike Festival Charitable Trust. Currently, she is a trustee of the Rotorua District Community Law Centre Trust.
Priscilla enjoys travelling, walking, running, biking, and spending time with family and friends.
Alisdair applies his skills towards helping his clients achieve their objectives and enjoys the intellectual stimulation the practice of Law provides.
He was a partner at OSC for 24 years before moving to a consultancy with the firm in 2017.
He covers a broad area of legal practice but specialises in commercial and property law.
Outside of OSC Alisdair enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as aviation, hiking, travel and hunting.
John joined OSC as a partner in 1980 but has retired as a partner and taking up an ongoing consultancy role instead.
John has over 40 years' legal experience in dealing with all aspects of law. John has a well established and varied client base which has been developed over the years reflecting his involvement in family, iwi, business and community interests.
John has held various positions on trusts, community organisations and companies throughout his career involving major restructuring and/or re-development of land and resources.
John's key areas of practice are: Property law matters and conveyancing, Commercial law transactions, Maori land issues, Estates and planning, Business sales and purchases, Trust and succession planning.
Ann-Jolena specialises in family law. Her extensive Court experience in the criminal law area as well as family law, allows her to provide strong advocacy in matters involving childcare, Oranga Tamariki, family harm, paternity and guardianship disputes. Ann-Jolena also assists clients with relationship property and separation matters.
She joined OSC in 2020 from the sunny East Coast, Gisborne. Ann-Jolena is relatable to clients while remaining professional and keeping clients well informed throughout the process.
Outside of work Ann-Jolena enjoys playing sports, spending time with her children, friends and family.
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Carolyn describes herself as OSC's general dogsbody and lightbulb changer but also specialises in estates, trusts, wills and Maori land.
Her earliest claim to fame was taking out first prize in the novelty vegetable growing competition at Otonga Primary School back in 1972.
After deciding accountancy was too difficult she moved into the law and started with OSC in 2000.
Outside of work she hits Rotorua's mountain-biking trails, enjoys gardening, and is a drummer for a local jazz trio and blues band.
Deborah is OSC's specialist in residential property conveyancing, refinancing, trusts and subdivisions and is a legal executive with New Zealand Law Society Legal Executive Certification.
She is a longstanding team member who joined OSC in 1989.
Outside of work she is obsessed with horses, particularly dressage, but also loves riding for fun, boating on the district's beautiful lakes and occasional trout catching.
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Alex Hiratau Edward
Alex is a Registered Conveyancer who started her career with Harry Edward Law Limited and is now a part of the OSC team.
Alex deals with conveyancing matters and looks forward to renewing relationships with Harry Edward Law’s previous and current clients as well as new ones.
Outside of mahi, Alex enjoys hanging out with her whanau & friends, enjoying the Lakes, the whanau farm and travelling.
Lorraine (Raine) Hogan
Therese (Tess) Ferguson
Therese Ferguson, known as Tess, is a legal assistant and personal assistant to consultant Alisdair Morrison.
She has more than 50 years experience in administrative roles in the legal, manufacturing and forestry industries and began working with OSC in 2005.
Her many years of involvement in community and volunteer work has been with local schools, churches, the National Council of Women, Soroptimists, Rotary, amateur rugby and golf.
She also enjoys walking, travelling, reading, music and sport.
Dawn is OSC's go-to person, specialising in family law and litigation.
She is also sports mad - supporting the Warriors, Chiefs, All Blacks, Silver Ferns, and NZ Breakers.
She is another long-term OSC staffer who started with OSC in 2002.
She loves long, lazy weekends with family – especially her three mokopuna.
Ashley is the latest addition to the OSC team with previous experience working in a law firm. She is kept busy looking after her young children and has also worked with various contracting companies and retail outlets.
She assists the solicitors and legal executives within the firm in the various areas of law.
Ashley was born and bred in Rotorua, loves shopping, walking, travelling, watching her kids sports and making memories.