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New Directors at Connect Legal, Serve Both Clients and Community

Connect Legal is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Directors.

Find out more about how one local lad and one import are lending their knowledge and time to help shape the Taranaki community.


Fostering a keen sense of team spirit

Andrew Bright settled in Taranaki with his family in 2017 to begin his legal career at Reeves Middleton Young.  Andrew’s diligence and desire to achieve solid results has made him an asset to the general team.   His willingness to work hard for his clients and share his expertise with others has made him an invaluable member of the team.

Embedded in the community

Andrew is embedded in his community.  He serves as treasurer on his daughter’s school fundraising committee, sits as a Trustee on Te Hapai Hoe Charitable Trust, serves as Vice president of the Taranaki Law Society, is the incoming treasurer for the local Business Networking International Energise Chapter, and even plays indoor netball for the Connect Legal Team.

Land, property and business formations, purchases and trusts are among what Andrew feels privileged to help others to achieve every day in his professional role with Connect Legal.  He is adaptable in doing what is needed to assist his clients.  Stepping up into directorship will see Andrew be able hone these skills further and begin to pass them onto the next generation of lawyers. 

A Bright future

With childhood legal muses as far ranging as Denny Crane, Harvey Specter, and Jethro West we look forward to seeing exactly how Bright his future will be.

A Loyal Team Player

Ciaran began as a valued member of the Billings Lawyers team, and there was a sense of the unknown when the announcement came in 2021 that Billings Lawyers would be merging with RMY Legal.  

However, several years on, he couldn’t be more at home at Connect Legal Taranaki. The merger created layers of support for Ciaran through the network of staff and colleagues, whom he now firmly considers friends.

Getting (and giving) back to his roots

Being able to maintain his connection with the local community in Taranaki where he has fond memories is another reason why Connect Legal really feels like home for him.  Ciaran is a proud Old Boy of Francis Douglas Memorial College and has coached hockey for the last six years. Having colleagues who support, encourage and enable him to give time back to a place he loves is so important to him.

The experience and connections he has developed with clients and colleagues has created opportunities for further community involvement. Connect Legal Taranaki is proud of the hand all its staff and directors have in various community projects and charitable organisations and have backed his support to the Conductive Education Taranaki Trust where he is currently a member of the board.

Representing the team

Ciaran certainly hasn’t looked back since the two firms merged in 2021.  The depth of the teams at Connect Legal means there is always excellent cover for leave and the strength of a team in solving problems for clients.  Ciaran credits this support as what makes Connect Legal a real team environment.  He is proud of the excellent service and advice offered to clients and is honoured to represent and help lead this team in his new role as a Director.