Advice that’s affordable and in plain English.

Frankton Legal is a little different to your normal law firm.

The team operates a tight ship, with a roll-up-your sleeves attitude and minimal overheads. Why?

Because they want to provide legal services that are affordable and advice that is in plain English.

If you want to hear words like hereinbefore, then you should probably use another law firm.

Karen Castiglione


(BA, LLB (Hons))

Karen has been practicing law since graduating from Victoria University in 1997. She has worked in private practice, as well as for businesses and government. Karen established Frankton Legal in June 2015 with an ethos of value for money and a "no surprises" approach when it comes to fees.

Karen enjoys working the areas of Property, Commercial, Trusts and Family, and specialises in resolving difficult relationship property cases.

027 525 0255

Maree Adams



With more than 15 years legal experience and a wealth of life experience, Maree has worked in both small and large law firms in the wider Otago area and has extensive experience in general practice including Property, Estates, Trust and Commercial law.

021 434 230

Johanna Wright

Practice Manager

Johanna manages Frankton Legal’s accounts and administration.

Because of Johanna's diverse interests and strong community background, she has a wide array of contacts in the Wakatipu and is the ideal person to look after Frankton Legal's office.

03 442 7038

Jess Mollison

Registered Legal Executive

NZ Diploma in Legal Executive Studies

Jess is a Registered Legal Executive who has recently joined us in Queenstown. Jess completed her Diploma in Legal Executive Studies in 2019. She works in the areas of Property, Estates, Trust and Commercial law.

03 442 7346



Odie is Frankton Legal’s unofficial receptionist. He has a waggy tail and loves to be patted. He also likes Pinot Noir (or maybe that’s us).