Call us: (09) 837 3207 Fax: (09) 837 3259

Find us: Level 1, 2 Railside Avenue, Henderson, Auckland

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Our Team

Our most important and valued resource is, our people.

Our experience and dedication to doing the best that we can for a client has resulted in a loyal client base. While our lawyers have experience in different areas of law, these areas often complement each other and enable the practice to work as a team. Ngatokorua Teei – BA, LLB

Poi Ngatokorua Teei – BA, LLB

Poi has practiced law in Henderson since 1988. Born in the Cook Islands, he is an old boy of Richmond Road Primary and Mt Albert Grammar. He graduated from Auckland University with a BA and LLB. His areas of work include – family, civil, criminal, traffic, District and High Court work, employment and immigration.

Email: Phillips – LLB, GradDipTchg (ECE)

Cherie Phillips – LLB, GradDipTchg (ECE)

Cherie is of Ngapuhi and Ngati Ruanui descent. She graduated in 1994 and has practised law in West Auckland since 2007. Her areas of work include family court work, debt collection, civil matters and wills.


Nelson Augustine – LLB, LLM

Nelson Augustine – LLB, LLM

Nelson has 15 years overseas legal experience in civil and criminal litigation. Prior to joining Teei & Associates he was a legal intern at Chevron, volunteered at Tenants Protection Association and Waitemata Community Law Centre. He also worked in the area of social work in West Auckland. His area of practice includes civil, criminal, traffic & immigration.

Email: Changlani – BBus, LLB

Gia Changlani – BBus, LLB

Gia has a double degree in law and business. Gia completed her LLB from University of Waikato in 2007 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor at Auckland High Court in 2010. Gia has worked as a Deputy Registrar at Manukau District Court and Auckland High Court for three years before joining Teei & Associates, Lawyers. Gia specialises in Family law and has a keen interest in Domestic Violence and Care of Children issues. Being of Indian descent, Gia is fluent in Hindi and can provide advice in this language if needed. Other than law, Gia enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with her family and friends.


Julie Kane – Registered Legal Executive

Julie Kane – Registered Legal Executive

Julie is an experienced Registered Legal Executive. She is a central part of our team and works closely with the lawyers dealing with family trusts, estates and buying and selling property.

Email: Richardson – Legal Secretary

Trudi Richardson – Legal Secretary

Trudi began with us as our receptionist in 2016 and quickly proceeded to become a secretary. She is currently training to be a legal executive. Trudi is at our front desk every week morning from 9am – 12pm. If you require an appointment with one of our lawyers, Trudi is able to organize this and help with any other telephone enquiry. She will be the first person you see when you visit our offices.