Michael Bale has been practicing commercial and conveyancing law since 1995 at Wilson & Co (12 years) and at other Wellington based commercial legal practices. Michael is based in our Wellington and Greytown Offices. Michael’s strengths are in all aspects of business and commercial law and dispute resolution including; franchising, leases, conveyancing and subdivision, and corporate advice on commercial matters.

Michael is married to Joke (pronounced “Yorka” – she is from Belgium) and they live in Greytown with their three young children. Michael’s interests include gardening and mechanical work, especially old motorcycles, and particularly if they have sidecars.

P: 04 473 7537 M: 021 509 296 E:


Kirsten joined the Firm of Wilson & Co in 2001 from a previous position with the Official Assignee in Wellington. Kirsten became a principal at Wilson & Co in 2009 and specialises in commercial, banking and securities law, all aspects of land law and drafting and advising on commercial agreements of all types. Kirsten has advised on numerous large corporate acquisitions of land and business assets.

Kirsten is married to Clark and they have twin daughters Paige and Samantha. She loves the outdoors spending her free time mountain biking, cycling, swimming, surfing and has recently started training for her first Ironman event.

Kirsten is based in our Wellington Office.

P: 04 473 7537 M: 021 283 1393 E:


Desiree joined the firm of WCM Legal in 2010 after gaining experience at another Wellington legal practice. Desiree specialises in transactional aspects of land law, business sales and purchases and insolvency, as well as drafting and advising on commercial contracts of all types. She enjoys working closely with her clients to achieve positive results.

Desiree and her husband Matt live in Wellington and she is based at our Wellington Office.

P: 04 473 7537 M: 027 588 2991 E:


Jo joined the team at WCM Legal in October of 2013. Jo is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives and has over twenty years experience in commercial and residential property acquisitions and disposals, banking and securities law, leasing and contract negotiations. 

Outside of work Jo spends time establishing the rural properties she owns with her partner in Upper Hutt and Martinborough. Jo loves cuisine, cooking, wine and reading.

P: 04 473 7537 M: 027 222 2490 E:
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Katelyn George - Registered Legal Executive

Katelyn has worked as a Registered Legal Executive in the Wairarapa with a background in property law. She is an Affiliate member of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives and joined WCM Legal in 2017 as a member of Jo McDonald’s property team. She acts for clients on a wide variety of residential and commercial property sales and purchases, subdivision work and refinancing matters.

She works between Wellington and the Wairarapa and outside of work she enjoys wine, reading, and living in the Wairarapa with her partner and two cats.

P: 04 473 7537 M: 027 566 1210 E:

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Juha Kim - Solicitor

Juha is a solicitor based in our Wellington office. He joined WCM Legal as a law clerk in 2016 while completing his LLB and Bcom degree at Victoria University of Wellington. Juha assists the WCM Legal partners on a range of legal matters, with a focus on litigation, property and employment.

Outside of work, Juha volunteers as a basketball coach for Special Olympics Wellington. He is a fan of anything NBA related, enjoys being active and socialising with friends.

P: 04 473 7537