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Matthew Crooymans

Direct dial: +64 3 963 1461
E-mail: Matthew.Crooymans@saunders.co.nz
Office:  CBD


I joined Saunders & Co in March 2023 as an Associate in the Family and Relationship Property and Litigation teams. I previously practised for seven years in a litigation firm in the Wellington region but am now looking forward to calling Christchurch ‘home’


I specialise in family law and relationship property. I can assist clients with:


  • Childcare and guardianship disputes;
  • Relationship property matters (including separation and contracting out (‘pre-nup’) agreements;
  • Family violence and Protection Order matters;
  • Applying for Welfare Guardian and Property Manager orders;
  • Oranga Tamariki proceedings;
  • Adoption.


I know that family disputes can be emotional and stressful and so I strive to take an empathetic and practical approach to my work. Where litigation is required, I am comfortable in a courtroom and have appeared in the Family Court on countless occasions, including in defended hearings.


I also have criminal and employment experience and can assist with proceedings in the District Court and Employment Relations Authority.


Outside of work, I enjoy playing tennis, am learning to ski and try to keep up with basic Spanish. I am also an independent marriage and civil union celebrant.

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