Our People


Partner LLB

David Ruck

David is a property, trusts and estates lawyer. He advises and assists a large number of established and successful business clients in their property purchases and sales, ownership and financing structures, commercial tenancies and leasing and general commercial transactions.

Partner BCom, LLB(Hons), LLM

David Moorman

David is a commercial lawyer, with experience across all areas of corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, trade practices, franchising and licensing, advertising and marketing and banking and finance.  David also assists clients with their trusts and asset planning arrangements.

Partner LLB

Marise Allan

Marise is a property and commercial lawyer.  She advises and assists both private and business clients in all aspects of their residential and commercial dealings including acquisitions, leasing, franchising, financing, joint ventures and property development.  Marise’s work for her private clients also includes family trusts and relationship property agreements.

Partner LLB (Hons)

Patrick Casey

Patrick is a commercial and intellectual property lawyer with expertise in business sale and purchase arrangements, business structuring, governance, commercial contracts, franchise arrangements and intellectual property matters.

Solicitors & Legal Executives

Senior Associate BCom LLB

Sarah Paterson

Sarah is a property lawyer, who advises on the sale and purchase of commercial and residential property, leasing, subdivisions and financing transactions.  Sarah also assists clients with trusts, wills, estates and powers of attorney.

Associate LLB

Sarah McLaren

Sarah joined Malloy Goodwin Harford in April 2014 as a property lawyer. After graduating from Otago University in 2006, Sarah has enjoyed working as a lawyer in Auckland and London.



Vanessa Watt

Secretary to Alfred Harford, Marise Allan and Sarah McLaren

Trust Account Manager

Vivienne Cosgrave