Our commitment to excellence

Our vision is anchored in our commitment to uphold our core values, cultivate enriching and purposeful careers for our people, and above all, consistently deliver exceptional client outcomes.

If you're ready to be part of our vision and shape a legal career that merges passion and excellence, we'd love for you to join us. Take the first steps by exploring our career opportunities today.

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Risk Management for Businesses

Taking risk and earning the rewards that go along with risk taking are core fundamentals of being in business. However...

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Supporting our surf lifeguards on and off the water

Supporting our surf lifeguards on and off the water

Omanu Beach Surf Life Saving Club is an iconic community organisation and one Cooney Lees Morgan is proud to support with its single largest sponsorship...

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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.


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

  • 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


Local Tamariki Benefit From CLM Support

Eight local charities which help Bay of Plenty youth to survive and thrive will collectively receive $4000 this year from Cooney Lees Morgan.
The grants have come from the Cooney Lees Morgan Endowment Fund which we set up in 2016 through the Acorn Foundation to support worthy community causes. Each year the proceeds from our firm’s mufti days, raffles and other fundraising activities are invested in this fund. CLM Partners also make sizeable annual donations in lieu of client Christmas gifts and over time this fund has grown to a substantial size.
We’re thrilled to announce the recipients of this year’s Endowment Fund distributions. Read on to see which charities our staff have chosen to support this year.

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