About


About Contract Check

Contract Check was created after talking to many kiwis, typically small business owners, who told us that the cost and uncertainty of engaging a lawyer meant they sign contracts without getting them professionally checked. That’s potentially risky, so we’re here to help. We’ll give you the peace of mind of checking your contract, for a small, set price, and alert you to your risks and liabilities.

Our experienced business and legal teams will review your contract, so you know you’re in safe, professional, hands.

We understand individuals and small businesses need a service that is tailored for their needs (and budgets), and that’s exactly what we’re here to do.


Catherine McLeavey (MCA) - Chief Executive & Founder

Catherine McLeavey (MCA) - Chief Executive & Founder

In 2015, Catherine set up Contract Check. Her dream is to change the way we deal with contracts, removing the frustrations experienced in the contracting process, making review available to all, easy to understand and most importantly affordable. 

Before starting Contract Check, Catherine worked as an IT Project Manager, managing numerous and complex projects, including strategic and legislative software, web and infrastructure projects for Government agencies, crown entities and private organisations. 

In addition to having a passion for innovation, and expertise in managing contracts and lawyers, Catherine has studied law at Victoria University in Wellington.


Tracey Manawaiti (LLB) - Legal Advisor

Tracey was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in 2008 and has over 10 years legal experience working as both an in-house legal advisor and a commercial solicitor in some of New Zealand and the UK's most well regarded law firms.
Tracey is a commercial property specialist but also has depth of experience reviewing a broad spectrum of commercial contracts. 

Catherine Jones (LLB) - Legal Advisor

Catherine Jones (LLB) - Legal Advisor

Catherine studied law at Victoria University.  Since graduating 20 years ago, Catherine's career has included private practice and in-house roles based in both Wellington and London.  

Catherine has worked on a variety of domestic and international transactions, for multiple top tier investment banks and a magic circle international law firm. Catherine has amassed a wealth of contract drafting and review experience, particularly in the areas of banking, structured finance and real estate lending.


Advisory Board

We are lucky enough to have the support of an Advisory Board with business and technology skills to guide the development of this venture.

Melissa Clark-Reynolds (ONZM)

Wellingtonian Melissa Clark-Reynolds is a technology entrepreneur and professional company director who has taken several companies from start up through to high growth.

These include MiniMonos - a children's games site which aimed to provide a community for children based in good values: providing environmental education while playing great games; and Looxie, on online media startup. 

She is featured in Her Business's Hall of Fame, was named by Forbes Magazine as one of 10 Female Entrepreneurs to watch, and received the ONZM for Services to Technology in 2015.

 

Melissa has a personal connection with our team, and has been avidly supporting this new enterprise from the sidelines since conception. 

 

Andrew Hooker

Andrew has over 32 years International Telecommunication experience across multiple technology fields. He has extensive Project, Design and Managed Service experience

Andrew is currently CTO at Vital (www.vital.co.nz), prior to that he was Customer Delivery Manager at Nokia with full P&L responsibility across all Projects and Managed Services on Vodafone Hutchison Australia’s network.

Emily Loughnan

 

Emily runs Click Suite, the company behind the creation of the Contract Check website. Emily has spent her entire career in media, moving from Television into the world of interactive media in 1994. Since then Click Suite has amassed 109 awards for their work - a testament to their commitment to quality and innovation. 

 

Emily has mentored many start-ups and company re-inventions, especially where technology is key, and has been on several Boards including New Zealand Trade and Enterprise; the Prime Minister's Growth and Innovation Advisory Board, and Positively Wellington Business. 

 

Emily is passionate about media that really connects with its audience and has been guiding the language and offerings of this new venture keeping in mind the busy, cash-strapped, small business owners who just need a contract checked - quickly!