Chantell van der Merwe

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Specialist Areas

  • Administrative support to Special Counsel Kris Clapham and Associate Bernadette Hill


Chantell is from a coastal city in South Africa, Port Elizabeth, and moved to New Zealand and Gisborne in 2023. She is smitten with the beautiful town and it’s friendly people. Having worked for solicitors since 2001, she loves the diversity and challenge of the legal environment.


Chantell treasures family time with her partner of over 20 years and her daughter, who is soon to be a teenager. They are dog people and currently have two very special little four-legged children. She also enjoys baking, crafting and reading.