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Chad Danswan LLB(Hons). BProp. AREINZ

chadChad is a Director of Cambridge Law.

Chad graduated from the University of Auckland with a conjoint degree in Law (with honours) and Property, and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2005. In 2002, during his studies, Chad was successfully placed in an internship (one of four from the University of Auckland) with a large New Zealand law firm.  Chad remained with that firm until 2007.

During 2007 – 2010, Chad was engaged to set up a number of commercial businesses in New Zealand. It was this process that has allowed Chad to obtain the commercial acumen to be able to provide his clients with practical and robust legal advice. During that period, Chad also became (and remains) an Associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (hence the letters AREINZ behind his name) and an affiliate of the Arbitrator’s and Mediator’s Institute of New Zealand.

After the completion of the commercial business set ups, Chad returned to legal practice, along with lecturing the Property Law course at the University of Auckland.

Chad puts his success down to simply having the right attitude, and believes physical exercise is key. He thoroughly enjoys swimming, running, and is an avid cyclist who takes on the 160km Lake Taupo race every year.


Dean Clarke LLB.

deanDean is a Director of Cambridge Law Centre Limited, previously having been a partner in Till & Clarke, Solicitors, from the same premises from 1995 to March 2015.

Dean graduated LLB in 1981 after completing his degree at Victoria University, then progressing through the job ranks at Marac Finance Limited and Rudd Watts & Stone, Wellington, and then a sojourn in Masterton for four years during the early 1980’s, before settling in Cambridge in 1987 where he has remained since in practice.

Dean specialises in a very general practice, has a wide range of clients in the Waikato and New Zealand, and enjoys the odd game of golf when not travelling overseas making up for lost O.E. Dean has been involved in the Lions Club in Cambridge for 10 years or so, acting on the committee and President, and has also taken an interest in the Cambridge Club over a number of years.

Dean’s motto is “never put off today what you can do tomorrow” and this is reflected in his personal service to his clients over a number of years.

Jo Wadsley NZILE

Jo is an experienced Registered Legal Executive who joined the team at Cambridge Law in June 2015.

Jo works primarily with Chad Danswan in a variety of practise areas including property sales and purchases, refinancing and related transactional matters. Jo enjoys working with clients to achieve their desired outcomes. Her favourite part of the job is assisting first home buyers. As Jo grew up in Cambridge, she is enjoying working in her home town.

When she is not hard at work in the office, Jo spends her spare time both on and off the stage at the Gaslight Theatre in Cambridge.