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Chris is a consultant in our corporate and commercial team. Chris thrives on complex negotiations and transactions. He delivers outstanding results.

Why our clients choose Chris: Chris is a deal maker, who brings parties together. Chris considers the transaction and wider picture, creating solutions that work for all parties.  He is a skilled drafter of complex documents, whilst aware his clients want legal issues presented to them in a way that ensures a clear understanding of what is involved.

He maintains constant communication with his clients, ensuring peace of mind and demonstrating focus on their needs.  As a result, he develops high level trust as his clients’ legal adviser. 

Chris’ journey: UK born and New Zealand raised, he became a partner in 1999 and was the firm’s finance partner for seven years. Chris steered the firm’s finances following the Christchurch earthquakes and created a predictive cashflow model, enhancing the firm’s performance.  He retired from the partnership in 2020.

Chris’ values: Old-school work ethic with results driven integrity. 

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  • Creating a real estate business model, now used throughout New Zealand.

  • Documenting one of the largest multi-party insurance settlements ever seen in New Zealand.

  • Restructuring of companies and company groups.

  • High net worth client estate planning.

  • Numerous complex commercial and property transactions.


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