Founded in 1868, Lane Neave is a full-service law firm, with offices in Queenstown, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. Large enough to handle significant and complex projects, we remain highly responsive and easily accessible to all our clients.

We approach the law with a healthy balance of pragmatism, initiative and innovation, backed by a solid foundation of experience that has earned Lane Neave a widely respected reputation for more than 150 years.

We have a broad range of clients across all sectors, including local government, state owned enterprises, corporates and individuals.

We get to know our clients’ businesses. Opportunities and challenges are diverse, and so we work across teams and offices to match the best people to our clients. Our approach is to fit in and work with our clients and their stakeholders.

We pride ourselves on the following attributes:

  • Expertise – providing specialist expertise through teams who collaborate to deliver the results needed.
  • Clarity – making the complex issues simple and providing clear and unambiguous advice.
  • Innovation – seeking and providing innovative legal advice and solutions.
  • Access – connecting our Partners with our clients and investing in strong personal relationships.

Our established Queenstown office is led by three Partners Sam Nelson, Joshua Leckie and Michelle Needham, each of whom has a strong connection to Queenstown and is an expert in their fields.

The broader national team is able to handle any legal issue related to: building & construction; commercial property; corporate/banking & finance; employment/health & safety; immigration; litigation; private client and resource management.

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