Gretchen completed a Bachelor of Arts at Otago University, before working in Sydney and then returning to Canterbury University to complete her law degree. Gretchen joined RMF in 2000, and at that time found herself as the only female practising law in Ashburton. After spending eight years as a partner of RMF, Gretchen retired from the partnership in March 2018 and is now a Consultant.
Gretchen assists many of our commercial clients on business structuring, financing arrangements and company matters. She also has expertise in advising clients on buying and selling commercial, lifestyle, residential, and rural properties. She has a particular skill in employment matters, including restructuring, and advises both employers and employees. She enjoys assisting people with asset planning matters including trusts, wills and estate planning. Gretchen also assists clients with criminal court matters, and acts as a Youth Advocate for young people in the justice system.
Outside of her work, Gretchen keeps busy with governance positions held within local community organisations. She also enjoys running and mountain biking, exploring New Zealand and the world, and is a keen tennis player.