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Look who got promoted...

Our business appreciates the importance of achievement for our staff in order for our clients to succeed and just how greatly the two are intertwined, which is why we recently promoted nineteen staff within the firm.


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

Purchasing Property - Do I Need a Meth Test?

The contamination of houses by the manufacture or smoking of methamphetamine...

Preparation Preparation Preparation

Most people recognise that they need to see their lawyer to plan for key events...

Upcoming water wars? Get tanked.

Look at the media and count how many times in the last few years there has been...


Lunchbreak Battles make the local news!

There were smiles on their faces and sweat on their brows as Monique Lowry, Stu...

Mary features in Uno Magazine

Cooney Lees Morgan's newest Partner, Mary Hill features in the brand new issue...

Tauranga Boys Cricket team off to the Nationals!

This story orignally appeared in the Bay of Plenty Times, 12:00 PM Monday Apr...

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


Our people

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


Apr 2017