About Us

Pam Wheeler BSc. LLB. MBA.

Pam has lived and worked in Christchurch for most of her life, including five years working as a property lawyer in Kaiapoi before starting Pegasus Bay Law

Having studied Law at Canterbury University, Pam worked for the Department of Maori Affairs while completing her professional studies and then worked as a solicitor for a private law firm  in Auckland. On moving back to Christchurch Pam worked as a corporate lawyer for a Building Society and then in private legal practice. 

Pam has also studied and worked in the field of business management which gives her a good understanding of the needs of her small business clients. 

Outside work hours Pam spends most of her time with her family

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Robyn Loversidge LLB VRD*

Robyn has spent most of her life in Christchurch apart from five years spent in private practice in Hawera and then five years in London, working in private law firms.  Robyn has a law degree from Canterbury University and has been in legal practice for over 30 years, both in New Zealand and the UK where she was admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of England and Wales.

For the past 20 years Robyn has specialised in all aspects of Family Law, spending the last four years working in Kaiapoi.

Outside of the office, Robyn spends time as an officer in the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve. The rest of her time revolves around her husband and teen aged children.

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Bill Morgan LLM

Bill grew up on  a hill sheep and beef farm near Kaikoura. 

After completing  his Bachelor of Laws degree 1971 Bill commenced in legal practise with Hugh Thompson in the firm Thompson & Morgan. The partnership continued until Hugh's retirement in 1989.

In the early years, Bill's work was primarily family court and criminal district court work. As his conveyancing work developed Bill moved away from criminal work. Bill also became more involved in business securities including regular work with smaller building companies.

Formation and management  of Trusts and estate administration have also formed an important part of Bill's legal practise.

Outside the office Bill has been involved in trustee work for his  local church and inter-church social work. For the last 24 years he has been a trustee for St Pauls school and, more recently, Our Lady of Fatima school. Bill has also been a councillor for St Francis church at Mairehau.    

Bill's wife Linda  has always worked win the business. They have two adult sons and 6 grandchildren. Bill has a keen interest in sports. In recent years he has enjoyed running, time permitting.


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    Richard Peters

    Richard has lived most of his life in Christchurch (apart from a few years overseas immediately after graduating), and has practiced law exclusively here for the last 35 years.

    Although he has a strong interest in criminal law, Richard involves himself with most types of court work, together with conveyancing and estate work.

    Out of work hours, Richard involves himself in music, having previously played in rock bands – he is now in a jazz band, and also sings in 2 choirs, one of them with his son. He has yet to persuade his daughter to follow suit.

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    Craig Hock

    Craig has vast experience as a solicitor, specialising in commercial and property law, as well as all aspects of general practice including wills, estate planning and trusts. 

    His commercial experience includes working for the Inland Revenue Department as a taxation solicitor, acting for major land developers, finance companies, small and medium businesses as well as privately held companies. Of benefit to rural clients is the considerable work that Craig has undertaken in the primary and agricultural sector, including the sale and purchase of farms.


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    Linda Morgan

    Legal Secretary

    Linda has always worked alongside Bill as his Secretary. In the years when their children were young Linda worked part time around their family commitments. 

    Linda enjoys tennis and gardening when she is not working. She also likes to send time with her family and grandchildren.

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    Jan Scully

    Legal Secretary

    Jan was raised on the family farm in Northern Southland, and attended Gore High School.  Jan's first employment was working for Trustees Executors, leaving that employment to raise a family.   Jan later gained employment as a legal secretary for a small law firm in Gore.

    On arrival in Christchurch in 2000 Jan worked as an office administrator for a real estate company before gaining employment with Thompson & Morgan, where she was employed as a legal secretary/office administrator.   

    Outside of work hours, Jan and her husband enjoy overseas travel, gardening and all things sport.  They also enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. 

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    Di Douglas

    Legal Secretary

    Di was born and raised on the outskirts of Oamaru on a 10 acre block, and attended St Thomas’s Girls High School (now St Kevins).  

    Upon leaving school, Di worked for an Oamaru law firm before leaving to come to Christchurch. She was employed by a Christchurch law firm prior to leaving work to raise a family.  

    The day her youngest child started school, Di took up part time work for a law firm in New Brighton for 20 years.  She studied for Legal Executive qualifications and worked for a Sydenham firm before moving to Thompson & Morgan in a job sharing role.

    Di likes to spend time with her husband and family – especially enjoying holidays camp style, walking and biking and has recently biked the Central Otago Rail Trail.

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    Gretta Leigh

    Administration /Secretary

    Having  recently joined Pegasus Bay Law at our Kaiapoi office .Gretta has extensive experience in business administration and secretarial work.

    Gretta's previous employment was as office manager in the manufacturing industry.

    Gretta enjoys bowls with husband Mike in her spare time. She plays at the West Melton indoor bowling club where she is the Secretary of the club and is also Secretary/Treasurer of Malvern Indoor Bowls.  In summer Gretta plays lawn bowls for West Melton where she is also an active committee member.    

    Gretta has 2 adult children and 6 grandchildren. With her son living overseas Gretta and Mike enjoy travelling to visit him and his family.

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