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We're a good group of Christchurch lawyers that've helped people in Canterbury and New Zealand since 1991.

These days we provide legal services for just about any legal issue you'll have. Our team has the experience and know-how to give you the support and advice you need.

Whether it's business, property, subdivisions, employment, investments, risk management, asset protection, family matters, trusts or buying your first home, our Christchurch lawyers will give you the answers, and we'll make sure you've asked all the right questions.

We’ve built a lot. You’ve built a lot. Now together, let’s pave the way for your future.
Clive, Grant and the 
Canterbury Legal Team
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Looking to buy your first home? Let's make it as easy as possible. Our legal executive Angela Ingrosso is here to answer your questions and get you on the right path to making that purchase. Contact her for a free 15 minute consultation.

"You have been so helpful throughout what has been a very long and stressful process and we really appreciate all your efforts!" - first home buyers Alice and Jack, on their experience with Angela

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Our Christchurch Legal Services

Personal Law

Let's make sure that you and your family are protected. Wills, trusts, relationship property, estates and powers and attorney and more.

Property Law

Whether you're moving into a new home or building your property or construction empire, we're there to help.

Business Law

We've got the experience , acumen and insight to help you achieve your business goals and protect your intellectual property.

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Ashley Murphy
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edwin whanau
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Rick Connor
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Mike Harrington
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Olivia Stevens
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Allan Dunstan
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Our Team of Christchurch Lawyers

Clive Cousins Christchurch Lawyer

Clive Cousins

Clive advises clients on asset protection and business structures as an integral part of their business activities.
Grant Smith Christchurch Lawyer

Grant Smith

Grant enjoys working alongside his clients and prides himself on his ability to respond promptly to a variety of situations.
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Terena Te Whaiti

Terena is a litigation lawyer with wide experience in matters such as debt recovery, building disputes, employment matters and estates.
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Callum McPetrie

Callum is one of our property and commercial specialists. He joined us in 2023.
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News & Views

4 April 2024
Reinterpreting the Family Protection Act 1955: the problem with ‘moral duty’

In current New Zealand law, "moral duty" refers to the ethical obligation that a will-maker (the person creating a will) has towards their spouse or children. This obligation involves providing for the financial needs of family members in a manner that reflects societal expectations of fairness and familial responsibility. However, the exact definition and scope […]

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4 April 2024
Legislative Limbo: Confronting the Deepfake Menace in New Zealand

What is a deepfake? A deepfake is essentially where another person’s characteristics have been digitally altered to represent that of someone else. Their use is often tied with deceptive practices or malicious acts and for spreading false information through the use of someone else’s identity. No longer just the domain of expert digital creators. Deepfake […]

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6 March 2024
Decoding Prenups: The Ultimate Roadmap to Understanding

You’ve just entered a new relationship. Congratulations! But what if you and your partner come into the relationship with different assets that you both wish to keep, should you later decide to go your separate ways? This is where a Contracting Out Agreement, more commonly known as a “prenup”, comes into play. In a nutshell, […]

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20 December 2023
Bank of Mum and Dad Nightmare: Lady Loses $50k

While a very sad story that relates to family relationship breakdown, it also signifies the importance of drawing up clearly defined legal expectations when it comes to gifting or lending to family members. In this instance an elderly woman (79) in New Zealand lent $50,000 to her daughter to purchase a property they planned to […]

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