Our Story

Established in 1932, Young Hunter is a modern client focused legal practice based in Christchurch CBD providing legal services throughout New Zealand.

The firm also has offices in the suburb of Redcliffs, and in the Auckland CBD. The firm currently has seven partners, two special counsel, two senior associates, one associate, one consultant, six solicitors and two legal executives.

Young Hunter’s commercial and civil litigation teams complement each other, and enable the firm to provide a comprehensive range of legal services to a large and varied client base which includes major national corporations, local business interests and private clients.

Young Hunter has long had a particularly high profile in civil litigation with former partners including Sir William Young, a Judge of the Supreme Court, the Honourable Peter Penlington QC, a retired High Court Judge,  Nick Davidson QC, now Justice Davidson a Judge of the High Court, and senior barristers Nigel Hampton QC, and Nicholas Till QC. One of our former Senior Associates, Jane Borthwick, is an Environment Court Judge.  The depth and quality of Young Hunter’s practice continue through into the present partnership, their associates and staff solicitors.