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Mary Hill Elected RMLA President

Cooney Lees Morgan Partner Mary Hill has just been elected President of the Resource Management Law Association (RMLA) at their annual conference in Christchurch. 


Murray Humbled By Export Honour

Growers, post-harvest operators and exporters are all key clients at Cooney Lees Morgan and we’re delighted one of our own has been recognised for his significant contribution to New Zealand’s export industry.



Putting yourself forward for promotion can be a daunting prospect but we like to do things a little differently here at Cooney Lees Morgan.


Ready for a career move?

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


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

New Draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity

On 25 November the Government released its draft National Policy Statement for...

And so the fight begins

Husband No. 2 to wife “I’m leaving you for the au pair. And I’m taking...

The Euthanasia Legislation - The End of Life Choice Act

Parliament has just passed an Act authorising euthanasia (or assisted dying) in...


Busy Summer Ahead For Law Students

Every year we welcome one or two law students to Cooney Lees Morgan during...

Mary Hill Elected RMLA President

Cooney Lees Morgan Partner Mary Hill has just been elected President of the...

Support For Tarnished Frocks And Divas As Strong As Ever

Tarnished Frocks and Divas celebrates and empowers women over 40 and has become...

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


Current Vacancies

Solicitor - Property & Trust

The role is part of our busy Private Client & Trust team and consists...


Our people

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


Dec 2019