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 Team


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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Ferrymead Team


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 Team


Jeremy Bull
Jeremy Bull – Partner in charge

A lawyer who practises in company and private client law, with a particular focus on leasing, sale and purchase of businesses, subdivisions, and all commercial and residential property matters.

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Articles and Legal News


23 July 2021

Minimum Sick Leave Entitlement Increase

On 24 July 2021, the minimum employee sick leave entitlement will increase from 5 to 10 days per year.

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20 July 2021

Managing Employees with Poor Performance

How do you deal with an under-performing employee?  Hint: do not start by inviting them to a disciplinary meeting.   From the outset, employers must be clear with employees about the requirements and expectations of a role.

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28 June 2021

Contractor or Employee?  The Cost of Misclassification

We commonly come across scenarios where workers are misclassified as independent contractors.   What can be a simple exercise to get wrong can result in costly implications for a business.

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23 June 2021

Update to Construction Contracts Retentions Scheme

If you’re in the construction industry, chances are you’re familiar with the retentions regime prescribed by the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (CCA).

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