Our People

Philip Howard-Smith

Partner

Philip joined the partnership of Howard-Smith & Co in 1975.

Philip is vastly experienced lawyer with expertise in a wide range of areas including company and business matters, commercial and residential property, trusts, estate planning and administration, civil litigation and dispute resolution, matrimonial property disputes and employment law.

Qualifications

LLB, Auckland

Carl Howard-Smith

Consultant

Carl is now a consultant at the firm having previously founded the firm in 1972.

Carl is also the General Counsel of the Mainfreight Group having served as a director of Mainfreight since 1983. Carl was also the Chairperson of the Mainfreight Audit Committee between 1996 and 2016 and currently remains on the board of this committee. Carl also serves as director of the Owens Group and other related-companies of the Mainfreight Group throughout New Zealand and overseas.

Previously, Carl was also a director of Burger Fuel Worldwide Ltd, the SPCA and Kiwi Car Carriers Ltd.

Qualifications

LLB, Auckland

Stephen Pascoe

Partner

Stephen started with Howard-Smith & Co in early 2017.

Stephen started his career at Bell Gully in Auckland prior to moving overseas where he worked for a number of law firms and corporations in London and Sydney. Prior to joining the firm, Stephen worked as Legal Counsel for the global Swiss bank, UBS AG where he held the position of Executive Director.

Stephen’s areas of specialisation include company and business matters, banking and financial services and commercial and residential property.

Qualifications

BCom LLB, Auckland
Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (Securities Institute of Australia)

Admitted to the bar

2001 (High Court of New Zealand)
2012 (Supreme Court of New South Wales)

Bobbie McKeown

Registered Legal Executive

Bobbie started with Howard-Smith & Co in 1992.

Bobbie’s areas of specialisation include commercial and residential property, trusts, estate planning and administration and company and business matters.

Qualifications

NZILE Affiliate

Julie Vidovich

Registered Legal Executive

Julie started with Howard-Smith & Co in 2001.

Julie’s areas of specialisation include commercial and residential property, trusts, estate planning and administration and company and business matters.

Qualifications

NZILE Associate

Jenny Emmett

Support Staff