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Stephen Tee

Stephen has more than 35 years of experience, primarily in Civil Litigation, Family, Property and Employment Law. He has appeared in the Court of Appeal and appears in the High Court and District Court and various Tribunals on a regular basis. He has also appeared in numerous arbitration hearings and mediations.


His emphasis is upon problem solving by providing cost effective solutions. Stephen is married to Cristine and has three children. In his spare time Stephen enjoys surfing, diving, fishing, yoga and the occasional game of golf.

John Morton

John has more than 50 years' experience as a Barrister and Solicitor, 37 years as a partner in Morton Tee. Also John has recently retired from full time practice and is now working at Morton Tee as a consultant.  John is available to clients by arrangement. 


He enjoys time at Orapiu on Waiheke Island and always has a book on hand.

Anne Beeson

Anne graduated BA/LLB Auckland University 1997.

Anne is a lawyer with over 20 years’ experience. She practices in all aspects of private client work, with special expertise in Family Trusts / Estate Planning, Elder Law and Deceased Estate Administration.  She has lived on the North Shore all her life (apart from an OE in London) and went to Westlake Girls High School.  Her family keeps her busy, but in the spare time she does get, Anne can usually be found in the garden or on a boat.

Jo Bentley

Jo is a registered Legal Executive, who has been working in the legal industry for over 25 years.  

Jo’s experience is in Residential Conveyancing, Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Trusts. She enjoys getting alongside our clients and working to achieve results.  


Jo is a busy mother of three and her weekends are spent usually on the side of a sports field or pool somewhere watching her kids play their various sports. When Jo has the opportunity to escape, she enjoys running, walking her dogs at the beach and cycling. Jo and her husband Phil share a love of outdoor activities.

Cristine Tee

Cristine has worked with Morton Tee since 2005 managing the Trust Account Administration and all areas of Practice Management.  Cristine works closely with Stephen to implement and maintain procedures to ensure the smooth operation of the firm and the wellbeing of the team. 


A passion for yoga and lifestyle wellness enables her to balance a busy family life and run a Retreat company specialising in retreats to the Cook Islands.

Caroline Pope

Caroline is likely to be your first point of contact with Morton Tee.  In addition to reception and secretarial duties, Caroline's role also covers areas of Estate Administration.  Caroline has worked in law practices, large and small, for over 40 years as a Legal Secretary and has been part of the Morton Tee team for 7 years.


In her spare time Caroline enjoys spending time with her new grandson, keeping fit with Zumba, and is a keen rugby supporter.  She lives on the North Shore where she has raised her family but she is still a good Welsh girl at heart.

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