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.

Cat Poppelwell
BA/LLB
Senior Solicitor 

Cat graduated from Auckland University in 2001 and has practiced in a wide range of areas.  Commencing her career in the legal arms of 2 of the "Big 4" tax firms, Cat's expertise ranges from international, corporate work to residential, transactional work.  Friendly and approachable, Cat will always work hard to find solutions for whatever challenges you bring her.   

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.