Advice that’s affordable and in plain English.

Frankton Legal is a little different to your normal law firm.

The team operates a tight ship, with a roll-up-your sleeves attitude and minimal overheads. Why?

Because they want to provide legal services that are affordable and advice that is in plain English.

If you want to hear words like hereinbefore, then you should probably use another law firm.

Karen Castiglione


(BA, LLB (Hons))

Karen has been practicing law since graduating from Victoria University in 1997. She has worked in private practice, as well as for businesses and government. Karen established Frankton Legal in June 2015 with an ethos of value for money and a "no surprises" approach when it comes to fees.

Karen enjoys working the areas of Property, Commercial, Trusts and Family, and specialises in resolving difficult relationship property cases.

027 525 0255

Maree Adams



With more than 15 years legal experience and a wealth of life experience, Maree has worked in both small and large law firms in the wider Otago area and has extensive experience in general practice including Property, Estates, Trust and Commercial law.

021 434 230

Johanna Wright

Practice Manager and Property Presenter

Johanna manages Frankton Legal’s accounts and administration. Johanna also plays a leading role in Frankton Legal Real Estate as our Property Presenter.

Johanna grew up in Otago and studied real estate in her 20s. She and her husband and two teenage children have lived in Queenstown for 20 years where she has become extensively involved in the community. Johanna has served six years on the local school Board of Trustees and has been the secretary of the Central and Southern Autism Support Group for 10 years. Johanna is also a qualified personal trainer and works part time at the local women's gym. And, because being busy is Johanna's thing, she also works for various local business helping with their accounting and strategic direction.

Because of Johanna's diverse interests and strong community background, she has a wide array of contacts in the Wakatipu and is the ideal person to fulfill the role as our first Property Presenter.

03 442 7038

Jasmine Edghill

Law Clerk

BAP, LLB(Hons)

Jasmine graduated with a LLB (Hons) from the Australian National University in 2017, and has completed her study to qualify as a New Zealand lawyer. She is passionate about travel, and combined this with her love of law to intern in the world’s largest law firm in Shanghai. Jasmine focuses on Property and Estates.

03 442 7386

Jess Mollison

Registered Legal Executive

NZ Diploma in Legal Executive Studies

Jess is a Registered Legal Executive who has recently joined us in Queenstown. Jess completed her Diploma in Legal Executive Studies in 2019. She works in the areas of Property, Estates, Trust and Commercial law.

03 442 7346



Odie is Frankton Legal’s unofficial receptionist. He has a waggy tail and loves to be patted. He also likes Pinot Noir (or maybe that’s us).