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helping you achieve more.

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
Meet The Team

Trust Canterbury Legal with your Trusts: Are you up-to-date with the Trusts Act changes?

The first major trust law reform in 70 years took effect on 30 January 2021. Make sure you know how the changes will affect you.

Learn About The Changes

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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Our Team of Christchurch Lawyers

Clive Cousins

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

Grant Smith

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

Sydney Austin

Sydney specialises in commercial litigation in the areas of insurance, insolvency, contractual and property disputes.

Jordan Jarman

Jordan takes a down-to-earth approach in breaking down the complexities of legal issues, providing clients with quality, tailored advice.

Angela Ingrosso

Angela joins us with more than 30 years' experience working in the legal arena in different parts of New Zealand and on the Sunshine Coast.
Kate Montu, Canterbury Legal Law Clerk

Kate Montu

Kate Montu works with us as our law clerk.

Meet the full team

News & Views

2 June 2021
Changes for succession law afoot

Succession law, which governs who your property might pass to upon your death, is likely up for some big changes, following a Law Commission review and recommendations.

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2 June 2021
Law Commission recommends updates to DNA forensic analysis law

The law governing forensic DNA analysis was passed in 1995. Now it might be time to see changes in how it's used for legal purposes.

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13 April 2021
Property managers' mistakes can be binding on landlords

Property managers' mistakes can be binding on landlords in the right circumstances. So if you're a landlord, it pays to choose that property manager carefully.

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13 April 2021
Are Uber drivers employees or contractors?

Uber drivers are often treated as contractors - but are Uber drivers employees in reality? And what does that mean for employers and contractors in other businesses?

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Christchurch Central 8011
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