I joined Saunders & Co in 2014 and was made a Senior Associate in 2022.  As from December 2023 I am based in the city office, previous to that I was at the Ferrymead branch.

Conveyancing for residential property sales and purchases is a significant aspect of my practice.  As a lawyer, I aim for a friendly, down-to-earth approach with good communication skills and work hard to explain each step in a clear, jargon-free way. This results in a less stressful, more seamless experience for my clients.

I also work on property refinancing matters and assist private clients with wills, estates and enduring powers of attorney. I build strong relationships with my clients which I believe is essential to developing a good understanding of their needs.  A main focus is to keep my clients well informed throughout any transaction.

I am originally from the UK but have lived in New Zealand since my teens.

What My Clients Say

Charlotte Grimshaw is very efficient and has a good knowledge of conveyancing. She took time to explain things such as the LIM and the building reports and then followed up with us to ensure that we were happy and gave us room and time to ask questions if we had any concerns. We recommend her good communication skills. She also followed up with us to ensure that we understood the building purchase agreement. She was very thorough.  We would recommend Charlotte to any of our friends who want to venture into buying a property in Christchurch. We couldn’t ask for a better conveyancing solicitor. She knows her stuff. Nov 2019

Joy Hall

“Charlotte Grimshaw made our transition in selling and buying a property a stress free event. I was expecting quite a battle as I find ‘lawyer speak’ just not consumer friendly unless you have had some undertaking with the profession. Charlotte made the whole process clear, concise, and explained everything how we could understand it. I believe she went beyond what is required of her and consequently you have generated return business to your company because of her. I certainly will be telling everyone I know of our positive warm experience.”

Lynn Mortlock

“Thank you very much for all the work you did to make this smooth sailing for us. I have been so impressed with how efficient the process has been, even with minor hiccups along the way. I’ll be sure to recommend you and will keep you in mind for future legal matters.”

Emilie Dobinson

Saunders & Co Ferrymead are an exceptionally talented bunch that have your best interests at heart. I have personally dealt with Nicola and Charlotte.  Excellent service and with a smile!

Andrew Cottee