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Stevens Orchard Lawyers

An established and successful legal firm servicing a wide geographical area through two provincial offices in Nelson and Westport. We provide support through excellent client service and strong expertise across a broad range of practice areas.

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  • The firm has developed a business structure that is able to provide a swift response to any legal matter.
  • A friendly and collaborative team, we pride ourselves on being committed to providing quality advice to our clients.
  • We place great emphasis on constantly upskilling, and ongoing professional development.
  • Staff take an active role in governance, and community support and membership.

Good corporate citizenship is important to us.  Our team take an active role as trustees or directors to assist local community organisations, including Nelson Bays Community Law; Employable (a supported work agency); and in the past have been Chairman of Homebuilders West Coast Trust and Chairman of Buller Rugby Union.  One of our Directors has recently been appointed to the Standards Committee of the Nelson District Law Society.

We continue to sponsor Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) with annual match sponsorship in both Nelson and Westport.  We take donations for BBBS when witnessing documents and those funds are used by the Charity to provide activities for their children and mentors.

In 2020 we made a donation to the Fifeshire Foundation to support families during the Covid-19 lockdown period.

Examples of areas of law we specialise in:

Complex family and relationship property matters
Estate administration requiring specialist knowledge
Residential and commercial sales and purchases
Succession planning