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Caitlin Dykes

Senior Associate


Caitlin is Otago-Southland born and bred, growing up in Queenstown and completing her degrees in Law and Commerce (majoring in Economics) at the University of Otago, before joining Mactodd Lawyers in July 2018.

Caitlin specialises in residential and commercial conveyancing, wills and asset planning, property development and subdivisions. Above all else, Caitlin enjoys working with her clients in a variety of practice areas to achieve the best results, and being accessible and responsive is very important to her.

Caitlin lives in Cromwell and shares her time between our Queenstown and Cromwell offices. Outside of work Caitlin enjoys baking, crocheting and watching ice hockey in the winter months. She also volunteers for variety of community groups, including:

   - Whakatipu Youth Trust - Trustee
   - Queenstown Lakes Baby Box Charitable Trust - Trustee and Secretary
   - Professional Independent Networkers Cromwell (PINC Ladies) - Organiser
   - Cromwell and Districts Promotions Group - Committee Member and Secretary
   - Queenstown Young Professionals - Member
   - Showbiz Queenstown Incorporated - Board Member and Secretary

Caitlin was also named as a 2023 NZ Lawyer Rising Star - an annual list that recognises 50 of the most promising young lawyers in Aotearoa New Zealand.


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LLB/BCom (Otago)


Caitlin was fantastic, always kept us in the loop and nothing was ever a problem, she went the extra mile for us and we can't thank her enough for her support!

Thank you for the ease and assistance in updating my Will! You were so easy and helpful with epic advice.

So grateful for how easy Caitlin was to deal with. She was so refreshing compared with previous experience we have had.  Would highly recommend.

If we were to buy again we would 100% choose Mactodd without hesitation. We loved the service provided and working with Caitlin to buy our first house was an absolute dream.

Caitlin Laurenson was meticulous and professional in handling our affair related to our investment purchase. Being overseas, Caitlin ensured that we were informed at all times and that the transaction was completed to our satisfaction. Caitlin is now our “NZ Lawyer” and we will definitely refer our family and friends to her.

Caitlin was proactive, very pleasant and professional. Everything was exceptionally smooth - many of my concerns and fears were quickly dispelled.  Selling a house at my age (78) with family all overseas, appeared daunting initially, but Caitlin made everything much easier and very straightforward.