Saunders & Co is excited to welcome

Bishopdale Law and its clients to our new premises

at 7 Winston Avenue, Papanui


A message from Bishopdale Law principal

Richard Sprott


I'm pleased for my clients and staff to merge with Saunders & Co, a longstanding, well respected firm with a main central city office and two existing branch offices at Ferrymead and Wigram. Bishopdale Law is a perfect fit as a new third branch office at Papanui servicing especially the northern part of Christchurch.

All of my existing permanent staff have been offered positions with Saunders & Co and I am also remaining in a new Consultant role for at least the next three years.

In that regard, very little will change for our clients. You will of course see some differences in the look and feel of how we engage with you, but we will continue to offer the same personal service and certainty about our fees.


Nicola Coombes

Nicola Coombes, is the Saunders partner managing the Papanui office.


Aside from Nicola’s wide legal skillset, she is a specialist in Relationship Property and most importantly understands the needs of a branch office and its clients, and flourishes in that sphere.

John Bates

John Bates is the General Manager of Saunders & Co and has been with the firm for over 20 years. He grew up in Bishopdale, as did his partner, and knows the wider area very well. John has been instrumental in the development of the firm’s popularity and nurturing its core philosophies, including a commitment to excellent service and amenities, regardless of location.

Contact the Papanui Team on: 

 (03) 359 6679