RA Law is a boutique law firm which has been based in the Grey Lynn/Ponsonby area for over 18 years. We have a unique down-to-earth approach to our practice and pride ourselves on maintaining long-lasting solicitor/client relationships.

Albeit small, our team at RA Law offer a wide range of legal services to serve the vast needs of our clients. We specialise in offering expert property and commercial advice. For more information visit our services page.


Richard Allen


Richard has been in practice since 1984, specialising in Commercial and Residential Property, Trust, Environmental, Finance and Maritime Law.

Richard studied law at the University of Otago and set up his first private practice there. In 2000, he moved his practice up to Auckland and has been practising in the Grey Lynn/Ponsonby area now for over 18 years. Richard has a consistently strong following of loyal clients from throughout New Zealand and Overseas.

Richard has a keen interest in Maritime and Environmental Law. He has vast experience in this area which, among other things, stems from his time as a former Director and Board member of Green Peace New Zealand and anti-nuclear campaigner. He is also a keen sailor, skipper and boat owner. Richard participated in the 1996 Olympics as a member of the New Zealand sailing team. His yacht the “Ranui” has sailed on a number of voyages including the annual charters Richard sails on behalf of the Department of Conservation to Raoul Island in the Kermadecs. Other philanthropic activities of Richard’s include the setting up of the New Zealand Children Health & Education Trust which supports Charitable Purposes and Sustainable Poverty Eradication in New Zealand and Vanuatu.

ddi: +64 9 361 0331
e: richard@ralaw.co.nz

Sebastian Tolich


Sebastian specialises in complex property and commercial transactions, subdivisions, trust law, relationship property matters, and estate administration. He also undertakes work in construction law and finance. He is well respected among clients due to his constant desire and frequent ability to achieve the best result.

Sebastian completed a Bachelor of Laws and Arts at the University in Auckland, with a major in Psychology and was admitted to the bar as a Barrister and Solicitor in early 2012. Not long after, he became a director at RA Law in 2017.

Sebastian enjoys spending time in the Coromandel, surfing, keeping fit and is an associate member of the Grey Lynn RSC.

ddi: +64 9 361 0331
E: sebastian@ralaw.co.nz

Tala Grace Skeens


Tala has been a part of the RA Law team since returning to New Zealand from Uppsala, Sweden in 2017. There she completed the final semester of her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Relations and Political Science before graduating through Victoria University of Wellington.

Tala works closely with clients to maintain personalised and up-to-date asset protection structures considering trust, estate and relationship property matters as appropriate. Tala enjoys fostering robust relationships with her clients and provides an empathetic and culturally responsive approach to dispute resolution matters as they arise.

When not at work, Tala finds herself engrossed in a good novel or film, or in the pursuit of a new skill.

ddi: +64 9 361 0331
e: tala@ralaw.co.nz


Nicholas Allen


Nick joined RA Law in 2020 and specialises in property and commercial law.

Nick has a genuine desire to protect and further his clients’ interests, and does so through providing practical and effective solutions.

He is appreciated by clients for his down-to-earth character and ability to communicate complex legal concepts and advice in a clear and concise manner.



ddi: +64 9 361 0331
e: nick@ralaw.co.nz