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Local lawyers offering effective solutions and peace of mind.

You have a small to medium sized business – the backbone of the NZ economy. You face various legal challenges. Because we’re in the same boat, we understand.

You desire practical advice. You need effective solutions. You want peace of mind.

You want a local lawyer, someone with history and stability, as well as expertise. Someone who knows the local issues you face. Corcoran French has strong ties to the North Canterbury region and can help. We started out in Kaiapoi in 1892. We’ve grown into a medium size law firm serving the wider Canterbury and West Coast regions, as well as clients throughout New Zealand and abroad.

Our Christchurch office is also there to support you with specialist areas of law where you need it.

You want someone who is approachable. We have 50 employees spread over our North Canterbury and Christchurch offices, with 16 of those staff in our Kaiapoi office. In addition, we regularly meet clients at the offices of a local real estate agent in Akaroa. If you need us to see you at your home or business, we can do so too. Electronic meetings such as Teams or Zoom are also a possibility. Offering a flexible approach means that we can meet your needs, wherever you are.

If your needs extend beyond the Canterbury region, we can help you. Corcoran French is a member of NZ Law, an independent association of legal practices throughout New Zealand. Wherever you are, we can help you or we can put you in touch with quality local lawyers in many locations.

You need a wide array of legal expertise. Our staff are highly trained and able to provide effective and practical advice across a wide range of legal issues. We work with small to medium businesses and larger organisations, trusts and individuals. We offer our collective expertise in a wide range of legal areas including business matters, employment, commercial property, resource management, subdivisions, rural & farm succession, litigation, earthquake issues, insurance negotiations, franchise law, estate administration, trusts, family and relationship property advice, wills & trusts and property related transactions.

The local community is important to you. It’s important to us too. Working alongside community groups in the region such as Enterprise North Canterbury allows us to deliver our services to meet local needs. More importantly, it provides us with the opportunity to give back to and support our local community in a variety of ways including sponsorship, employment opportunities and volunteer work. Our resident Kaiapoi partners Christine Eastgate and Michael Bendall are heavily involved in the local community, as are the other members of the team.

We are here in your community to provide you with effective solutions to your legal issues and peace of mind. Call us today or visit our website for further information.