Our Areas of Practice

 
Litigation & Court Work

Litigation & Court Work

If you have a dispute - either commercial or private - you need to know you have an experienced lawyer on your side who can help you work towards a satisfactory resolution. ... Read More

Company & Commercial Law

Company & Commercial Law

We work with a wide range of private and corporate clients, big and small, in various industries. We pride ourselves on providing accurate and commercially practical advice to New Zealand business-es. Whether your needs are simple or complex, our experienced team can help you.... Read More

Estate Planning & Trusts

Estate Planning & Trusts

Trusts and wills should form part of a well-thought-out, integrated estate plan along with enduring powers of attorney, both for property and personal care and welfare. Come and talk to us about your wishes for your assets and we’ll work with you to structure a plan that achieves your goals.... Read More

Rural Law

Rural Law

A number of our clients are involved in agribusiness of some kind, from dairy, sheep and beef farmers to horticulture endeavours.... Read More

Criminal & Traffic Law

Criminal & Traffic Law

We deal with all stages of the criminal process including entering pleas, conducting trials and sen-tencing. We also regularly make applications for discharge without conviction, applications for name suppression, and applications for bail.... Read More

Family Law

Family Law

Whatever the circumstances are for you or your family we can assist. We will draw on our collec-tive experience to provide you accurate, practical, timely and cost-effective advice. ... Read More

Will and Estates Administration

Will and Estates Administration

We can help you with claims under The Family Protection Act and The Testamentary Promises Act.... Read More

Property Law

Property Law

Whether you’re buying a new home, building one or looking to create your own subdivision we have the expertise to help. ... Read More

Employment Law

Employment Law

This is a constantly changing area of law that can be tricky to navigate for employers and employ-ees alike. The earlier you can get correct advice, the better. We like to give our clients clear, practi-cal advice from the outset to not only help you... Read More

We would start off by telling you that Rice Craig has been around since 1924 but that makes us sound old and fusty so we won’t. We’re in full colour over here!

We’re a full-service firm at Rice Craig, which means we can assist you with all your legal requirements. Our team of lawyers (who you can learn more about on the Our People page) are passionate about offering you the best service and quality advice around whatever area of law you need help with. And we try to deliver that in a language you understand, too, without too much jargon!

It might sound a bit Brady Bunch but we call ourselves the Rice Craig family and we operate a bit like one: we’re all in this together and we happily go the extra mile for each other and our clients. Once you’re on our books, you’re part of this family too - just ask the multiple generations who work with us, from grandparents to parents to grandchildren.

You won’t find glass offices and space-age furniture at our South Auckland offices - we’re more down to earth than that. We can talk rugby and netball as much as the next Kiwi and we’re always interested in what you’re up to. The law can be intimidating enough, right? We don’t think your lawyers need to be, too.

Our firm is small enough to care but large and diverse enough to deliver. Our awesome lawyers are skilled in a wide range of areas, including commercial law, litigation and disputes, property law, family law, wills & estate administration, employment law, criminal and traffic offence law, and estate planning and trusts.

Contact us now to see if we are the right local law firm for you or your business.

 
 

Contact a member of our team to help you with issues in this area

Tom Nelson-Parker

Tom Nelson-Parker

Partner

Areas of expertise: Property transactions; commercial law; trusts and estate work.... More

John Sieprath

John Sieprath

Partner

Areas of expertise: Property transactions including subdivisions; trusts, wills and estate planning and administration.... More

Neville Woods

Neville Woods

Partner

Areas of expertise: Litigation; criminal defence.... More

Scott Hunter

Scott Hunter

Partner

Areas of expertise: Commercial law; company law (including shareholder agreements and disputes); commercial and residential property matters.... More

Philip Norton

Philip Norton

Partner

Areas of expertise: Commercial law; family work, including company restructures, family trust formation and administration, powers of attorney, estate administration, estate planning, wills; and sale and purchase of businesses, shares and property.... More

Patrick O’Halloran

Patrick O’Halloran

Partner

Area of expertise: Conveyancing (sales, purchases, refinances), trusts, wills, estate administration, leases, business sales and purchases and all property-related matters.... More

Stephen Temm

Stephen Temm

Consultant

Area of expertise: Property and business transactions, estate planning and administration, trusts, relationship property, elder law issues, and Family Protection Act claims.... More

Lance Wiltshire

Lance Wiltshire

Consultant

Area of expertise: Property and commercial law, trusts, succession planning, wills and estates... More

Henry Herman

Henry Herman

Associate

Area of expertise: Family Law, including guardianship, relationship property matters and domestic violence to adoption, spousal maintenance and child support... More

Rani Amaranathan

Rani Amaranathan

Associate

Area of expertise: Employment law and civil litigation... More

Antoinette Searle

Antoinette Searle

Solicitor

Area of expertise: Commercial and conveyancing matters, trusts, wills, estates and estate planning.... More

Matthew Sims

Matthew Sims

Solicitor

Area of expertise: Buying and selling businesses or property; commercial contracts; preparing trusts and wills.... More

Henry Taylor

Henry Taylor

Solicitor

Area of expertise: Property transactions; trusts, wills and estates.... More

Krishneel Prasad

Krishneel Prasad

Solicitor

Area of expertise: Litigation and Criminal defence... More

Amrita Maan

Amrita Maan

Solicitor

Area of expertise: Relationship Property, Domestic Violence, Parenting, Guardianship, Adoptions, Family Law... More

Rachel Seo

Rachel Seo

Solicitor

Area of expertise: Residential and commercial conveyancing, trusts, wills and powers of attorney ... More

Anne Warner

Anne Warner

Practice Manager

Area of expertise: Financial transactions, staff management, professional development of staff, and health and safety.... More

Peter Clayton

Peter Clayton

Senior Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Property transactions, estate administration and wills... More

Catherine Stokes

Catherine Stokes

Senior Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Residential and commercial conveyancing, wills, estates and trusts.... More

Robyn Dickie

Robyn Dickie

Senior Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Commercial and residential conveyancing, estates, trusts, wills and powers of attorney.... More

Robyn Hooper

Robyn Hooper

Senior Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Conveyancing, estate administration, trust formation, wills and other general legal matters... More

Catherine Te-Wharau

Catherine Te-Wharau

Senior Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Property law, subdivisions, succession planning and estate administration... More

Christelle Van Sittert

Christelle Van Sittert

Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Litigation, criminal and employment.... More

Belinda Daniels

Belinda Daniels

Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Residential and commercial conveyancing, leases, trusts and estates.... More

Renee Dean

Renee Dean

Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Residential conveyancing, trusts, estates and wills... More

Tanya Devis

Tanya Devis

Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Residential and commercial conveyancing, trusts, estates and subdivisions... More

Joelle Pritchard

Joelle Pritchard

Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Conveyancing, trusts and estates... More

Tegwen Ng

Tegwen Ng

Legal Executive

Area of expertise: Conveyancing, trusts and estates, subdivisions... More

Cherie Arnet

Cherie Arnet

Legal Secretary

Area of expertise: Family Law, relationship separations, domestic violence and child care matters.... More

Sharon Lynch

Sharon Lynch

Legal Secretary

Area of expertise: Property law, wills and estates... More

Adele Schick

Adele Schick

Legal Secretary

Area of expertise: Property and commerial law, trusts, wills and estates... More

Linda Steadman

Linda Steadman

Legal Secretary

Area of expertise: Conveyancing.... More

Jennie Tamepo

Jennie Tamepo

Legal Secretary

Area of expertise: Conveyancing (corporate/commercial) and trusts... More

Lisa Te Puni

Lisa Te Puni

Legal Secretary

Area of expertise: Conveyancing, estate administration, trust formation, wills and other general legal matters.... More

Aroha Te Tuhi

Aroha Te Tuhi

Legal Secretary

Area of expertise: Residential and commercial conveyancing, estate administration, trust formation and administration, wills and other general legal matters.... More

Tiana Hunia

Tiana Hunia

Junior Legal Secretary

Area of expertise: Property sale and purchase settlements.... More

Fay Clarkson

Fay Clarkson

Trust Accountant

Area of expertise: The Trust Account.... More

Christeen Hare

Christeen Hare

Accounts Assistant, Legal Executive, Deeds Clerk, Librarian

Area of expertise: The Trust Account, the library, deeds... More

 
 

News & Resources

Wiltshire Stone Lawyers join Rice Craig

Wiltshire Stone Lawyers join Rice Craig

Lance Wiltshire and his team join Rice Craig from September 2018. Previously operating as Wiltshire Stone Laywers with offices in Manukau and Pakuranga.... Learn More

Relationship Property and Trusts:  A Messy Marriage

Relationship Property and Trusts: A Messy Marriage

This Blog shall tell you some more about the difficult intersection between relationship property and Trusts. ... Learn More

What you need to know about shareholders’ agreements

What you need to know about shareholders’ agreements

A Shareholders Agreement is an agreement between the shareholders of a company that regulates dealings between them, between a shareholder and the company and which sets out some rules around how certain decisions will be made throughout the shareholder relationship.... Learn More

What you need to know about creating a will

What you need to know about creating a will

Where there’s a will, there’s a way for you to be sure that your affairs are managed the way you want them to be. Everyone should have one and it’s easier than you think…... Learn More

6 things to know before buying a home

6 things to know before buying a home

Here’s 6 things you should consider before you take the plunge…... Learn More

 
 

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