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Saunders & Co is a full-service law firm with four Christchurch offices, 100+ highly invested professionals and a collaborative, client-focused philosophy that champions the success of corporates and commercial, small business, private individuals and iwi.


We look after the interests of every type of client by covering every area of law. Our specialists and changemakers are pragmatic problem-solvers who drive results and deliver peace of mind every day, as we’ve done since 1923.

Whether you’re building a construction empire, buying a new home, becoming a new New Zealander, stuck in a tricky spot or debating who should inherit your vinyl collection, let’s talk.

All needs. Every support. Any challenge. No problem.

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:

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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.

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Articles and Legal News

21 September 2023

Saunders Centenary Video

Recently the firm celebrated its 100th anniversary in style, hosting a gala event for staff, ex-staff and partners, and distinguished guests at The Tannery's stunning Atrium venue.

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22 March 2023

Cryptoassets & Income Tax – Inland Revenue’s Rulings

Recently, Inland Revenue reissued their 2019 and 2021 draft public rulings on the tax treatment of cryptoassets when they are paid as remuneration to employees. On 15 May 2023 Inland Revenue issued final versions of rulings.

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1 March 2023

Inland Revenue Issues Public Rulings on GST Treatment of Director and Board Member Fee

Recently Inland Revenue released three public rulings outlining the GST requirements for directors and board members that will apply indefinitely from 1 April 2023.

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18 January 2023

First Home Buyers Evening - Harcourts/BNZ/Saunders

Calling all first home buyers with questions on where to begin!   The BNZ, Harcourts and Saunders are putting on a Drinks and Nibbles evening for First Home Buyers to talk about all things property.

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