A new wave of legal expertise for Central Taranaki

Inglewood Blog

Govett Quilliam is committed to meeting our rural client needs. As part of this commitment, and to further strengthen our service, we have some dedicated legal expertise to introduce to Central Taranaki.

Lawyer Jack Hutchinson and Legal Executive Beth Seaver have dedicated days in our Inglewood office, and will be available to support you.

Jack Hutchinson, Lawyer

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Originally from Northland, Jack enjoys surfing, and exploring the local Taranaki surf breaks. Jack is also a keen rugby player, albeit in a very social capacity, and can be found on the rugby field during winter months. 

Jack joined GQ in 2019 as a member of the Family Team, and made the transition across to Property Law in April this year.

What inspired you to make the transition into Property Law?
After spending two years working in family law I was keen for a change, and property law made sense as it is an important area of law that ties in with everything that we do here at Govett Quilliam. I want to develop my knowledge of the law to encompass as much as possible, in order to provide the most accurate and practical advice to our clients.

What do you enjoy about working in a rural setting?
For me it is definitely all about the people. I was raised on dairy farms in Southland and my parents own a dairy machinery business in Northland, so I have always lived around and had a strong affinity with farmers and others who live in rural areas. I am a firm believer that it is the people that make work and life enjoyable, and I’m always keen for a good yarn alongside whatever work needs to be completed.

What is your favourite thing about Inglewood?
The pies! Either a mince and cheese from Nelsons, or whatever catches my eye in the warmer at Oscars.

Jack is available in our Inglewood office Monday, Wednesday & Friday, and our New Plymouth office on Tuesday & Thursday.

Beth Seaver, Legal Executive

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As local as they come, Beth grew up in Taranaki and recently made the move to Inglewood. Beth enjoys getting outdoors to find new places to explore and plays a wide range of sports, including social netball and basketball.

Beth joined Govett Quilliam in January 2021, and has been working in the legal industry since 2007.

Beth specialises in residential conveyancing, refinancing, subdivisions, enduring powers of attorney, and wills. She particularly enjoys assisting first home buyers.


What are you looking forward to about working in a more rural setting?
I grew up in South Taranaki, and spent a lot of time in my younger years on friends and families farms. After spending most of my recent years living in suburban New Plymouth and Wellington, I recently made the move to a lifestyle property in the Inglewood area with my partner (and our dog and cat!), and we are really enjoying country life. I am looking forward to assisting the Inglewood locals with their conveyancing needs, and to be involved with more farm and lifestyle property transactions and subdivisions. I can also learn a lot of tips and tricks from our rural clients when it comes to looking after our chooks, ducks, and lambs!

What is your favourite thing about Inglewood?
I love the tight-knit community here in Inglewood. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. My partner and I have recently discovered the amazing hospitality at Fern Lodge, which we now call our ‘local’.

Beth is available in our Inglewood office Monday and Wednesday, and our New Plymouth office Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.