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We have the best people, doing the best work. But we are more than just our job titles. Check out our staff stories here.


Practice Group

Property & Development

Developers and first home buyers seek us out. Why? Because we’ve got one of the most experienced property legal teams in the country. With us on your side you’re in the best possible hands.

Construction & Development  |  Subdivisions  |   Rural  |  Property Syndications  |  Residential


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Litigation & Local Government

When life throws you a curveball, let us take care of it for you. We’ll get things sorted as quickly and painlessly as possible so you can carry on with what’s important to you.

Commercial Disputes  |  Mediation & Litigation  |  Employment  |  RMA  |  Local Government


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Corporate & Commercial

If you want a team of experienced, smart-thinking, innovative lawyers working for your business, talk to us. We think outside the square, enjoy a challenge and are equipped to deal with any issues, big or small.

Mergers & Acquisitions  |  Capital Raising  |  Financing  |  Contracting  |  Agribusiness  |  Maori Investment  |  Governance 


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Private Client & Trust

One-size-fits-all? No way! You’ll experience a personalised and tailored service that caters to your unique needs. We also know you’re busy so we’ll put you first and make sure your interests are protected for the long-term.

Trusts  |  Complex Trust Structures  |  Relationship Property  |  Wills  |  Estate Planning  |  Family Disputes  |  Small / Medium Business Advice


Articles & Opinions

Tips for first home buyers

The prospect of buying your first home can be daunting. The best advice is to...

Special Housing Areas - timeframe extended

The government has acted under urgency to extend the timeframe for the Housing...

Freshwater management: a changing landscape for the rural sector

At the moment the Government and councils are looking carefully at freshwater...


Sam Curtis to take on South Africa

Article by Peter White, published in the Bay of Plenty Times on Sunday Sep 25...

5 Minutes with... Rachel Boyte

Published in NZ Lawyer 12 September 2016 What made you decide to become a...

We are New Zealand Law Awards finalists

Cooney Lees Morgan is officially a finalist in the 2016 New Zealand Law...

Working with us

We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join us – if you fit the bill please contact us today.


Current Vacancies

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Our people

Our full service legal team of over eighty includes some of New Zealand’s sharpest legal minds.


Oct 2016