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Ian McLauchlan


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Phone: +64 4 916 6303
Mobile: +64 21 588 577

Email: ian.mclauchlan@gibsonsheat.com
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Claire Brown
Phone: +64 4 916 6419
Email: claire.brown@gibsonsheat.com

About Ian McLauchlan

Career to Date
"I have worked in property law for many years and have extensive experience in all aspects of mortgage recovery work, subdivisional work and building management."

A former partner in the Lower Hutt office, Ian has recently become a consultant. He specialises in mortgage recovery work, acting for a major New Zealand banking group, and his expertise includes general property law, subdivisions and commercial property work, as well as residential and commercial conveyancing, and private client work, particularly creation and administration of trusts.

For a number of years, Ian has acted for a major Wellington property developer in all aspects of their residential subdivisions. He has drafted the full range of land covenants, easements, and leases for a wide range of clients.
My approach to working with my clients
I never take clients for granted. Every job is important and I treat every matter with care. I'm here to do a great job and to keep my clients informed along the way.
How I give my client a competive edge
The nature of my practice is that I often handle large volumes of work. I enjoy the pressure of completing jobs in tight timeframes, while still getting great outcomes for my clients.

In recovery situations I regularly negotiate lower real estate commission rates for my clients. I also negotiate hard to get them a better sale price and to generate every last dollar I can on the sale of a property.
The best piece of advice I've ever been given
I didn't do particularly well in an exam one year at school and my father said to me, "We gave you the opportunity, it's up to you to take it". By that he meant that you have to take charge of your own destiny. I often say the same thing to my children, "You only get out of life what you are prepared to put in".

What stimulates me
I love being busy and active. I enjoy talking to my clients and looking after them. Meeting deadlines also motivates me. I like to have jobs that I can start and complete quickly within the timeframes given.

What I enjoy outside of work
Family, gardening and playing golf. I currently have a handicap of 10 and would love to get this down to a 9 - just so I can say I play off a single figure handicap!
If I wasn't a lawyer I'd be...
If I was talented enough, I'd love to have been a professional golfer. Failing that, I'd be a painter and decorator, as I've been doing that at home.