Adapting to a changing climate in NZ

Last week saw the release of NZ’s first National Adaptation Plan. Our previous article looked at the draft...

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Cooney's Estate Administration Expert Retires

Cooney's Estate Administration Expert Retires

Estate administration and dealing with bereaved families requires a special set of skills, and Cooney Lees Morgan is lucky to have had Margaret Cannon’s...

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Passing The RMLA Baton On

Cooney Lees Morgan Partner Mary Hill recently completed her two-year term as President of the Resource Management Law Association (RMLA) – just as her colleague, Senior Associate Kate Stubbing, was appointed to the national committee.


Supercharging Resource Management Expertise

Professional resource management advice is more sought-after than ever, and Cooney Lees Morgan is ready to deliver.


The Worlds Largest Adventure Race - GODZone

Hypothermia began to set in as Cooney Lees Morgan Senior Solicitor Rosana Carnachan stood on top of the Kaimanawa Range in the driving wind and rain.


Cooneys Newest Partner

Rebecca Graham is helping set a new benchmark for work-life balance in the legal industry.


Growth Creates Recruitment Opportunities

The chance to work with top national and international clients while living in one of New Zealand’s most desirable places doesn’t come around often. But if your dream is to have a fulfilling legal career and make it home for a swim or surf before dinner, then 2021 is the year to make it happen.


CLM helps bring City Art Walk to life

Thanks to Cooney Lees Morgan and funding from Creative New Zealand, a free app and website has been developed to share the artistic details of 20 prominent artworks around Tauranga’s CBD.


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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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Dispute Resolution & 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.

  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • Commercial & Civil Disputes
  • Employment
  • Health & Safety
  • Resource Management
  • 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
  • Horticulture
  • 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
  • Relationship Property
  • Wills
  • Estate Planning
  • Property
  • Succession Planning
  • Family Disputes
  • Business Advice


Tarnished Frocks and Divas celebrates and empowers women

Tauranga law firm Cooney Lees Morgan is proud to have been involved in this fabulous show since its inception back in 2005 and we continue to offer pro bono legal services to the trustees who bring it all to life every two years.

Our former Senior Associate Lisa Denyer helped set up the initial Tarnished Frocks and Divas Trust and has worked tirelessly over the years to provide legal services as and when needed. Partner Mary Hill says that responsibility has now passed to Partner Rebecca Graham.

“It’s humming along really nicely now but the nature of legal issues means when they do arise, it’s all go. We’re very much there ready to help if needed but the fun bit is we get to buy a table each year and host our female clients which we thoroughly enjoy doing.”

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