Our Team

John Kirkby, Principal, is supported by Catherine Poppelwell, Paralegal, Sally Kirkby, Office manager, and his loyal canine Freddy who you will usually find lying in the sunny spots around the office.

John Kirkby
LLB
Principal

John is a long-serving and experienced lawyer who has worked in many aspects of the law.  He has a practical, pragmatic approach with his work and cuts to the chase when necessary.  John is a good listener when taking instructions, has a great understanding and an empathetic approach to his clients' needs.

Catherine Poppelwell
BA/LLB
Senior Solicitor 

Catherine graduated from Auckland University in 2001 and practiced law until 2013, primarily working with corporate clients and high net worth individuals.  After having children, Catherine decided to take a step back from the long hours of the corporate world and now works part time with Kirkby Law. 

Sally Kirkby
Office Manager

Sally joined Kirkby Law after moving to Auckland having run her own business in Wellington for many years.  She has exceptional administration skills and a friendly, welcoming approach to clients and their needs.