As Christchurch lawyers,
in both private and commercial practice,

we are committed to achieving the goals of individuals and ensuring the success of businesses and organisations.

Since 1922, our team of Christchurch lawyers has worked together with iwi, big business, small business and private individuals to help them realise their goals. We’ve developed a robust approach to solving legal problems and helping people and organisations needing the help of lawyers in Christchurch to succeed.

We are powered by the calibre of our people and their ability to seize opportunity. We know it’s essential that you are matched with a professional with experience and expertise in dealing with your specific issue. We’re not hands-off, we’re hands-on, and solve legal issues efficiently and effectively.

Areas of Expertise

Saunders & Co is a full-service Christchurch law firm.

This means we have lawyers able to assist with all your legal requirements. Sectors we commonly work in are Construction, Technology and Start-ups, Not for Profit, Sports and Leisure, Health, Professional Services, Hospitality, Retirement Villages and Trades. We deliver quality results at competitive rates and are available when you need us. See our extensive legal expertise list here:

Powered by People

The lifeblood of our firm is the rewarding relationships our people form with our clients and each other. Our experienced lawyers are here to help you.

We have specialists in all areas of law and we know it’s essential that you are matched with a professional with experience and expertise in dealing with your specific issue.  Our legal team responds promptly and communicates frequently to ensure you are fully informed and achieve quick results.

 

To get advice and expertise on almost any area of law, we have teams compromised of – criminal lawyers, corporate and commercial business lawyers,  property lawyers, employment lawyers, intellectual property lawyers, trust lawyers, family lawyers, immigration lawyers, wills and estates lawyers, tax lawyers – please contact your nearest Saunders & Co office or select a lawyer from our people area.

Specialist Immigration Lawyers

Find out why we are rated one of the top immigration law firms in New Zealand

Meet the Teams

Christchurch City


David Lang
David Lang – Partner in charge

A lawyer with experience in large and complex subdivisions. David acts for one of the city’s largest residential and commercial developers as well as financial institutions, a local iwi and SMEs.

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Bishopdale and Ferrymead


Nicola Coombes
Nicola Coombes – Partner in charge

A lawyer who assists with the sale and purchase of homes, commercial buildings and businesses, lease deeds, refinancing, asset planning, trusts, wills and estates, and handles earthquake insurance work

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Wigram


Julia Johnston
Julia Johnston – Partner in charge

Julia leads the tax team at Saunders & Co and also specialises in relationship property, immigration, and commercial matters.

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Articles and Legal News


19 April 2022

Free Seminar on NZ and US Tax Issues

  Are you a US citizen who has moved to New Zealand in the last four years? Are you aware of your ongoing tax obligations in both New Zealand and the USA? If not, then join us for a FREE seminar to discuss NZ…

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16 March 2022

Policing the Vaccine

Does the recent Defence Force and Police decision mark the end of vaccine mandates?   The COVID-19 landscape is ever changing and the recent case of Yardley Wallace and a Defence Force Worker v the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety…

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26 January 2022

Show Some Restraint

Restraint of Trade Clauses in Employment Agreements The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has confirmed that Discovery, the parent company of Three, can enforce its Restraint of Trade clause against political reporter, Tova O’Brien.

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14 November 2021

Residential Building Contracts – What’s in Them?

Demand for housing has never been higher in New Zealand due to Covid-19 restricting travel and Kiwi expats returning home.

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