At Malley & Co we use our collective expertise to provide you with practical insight and quality recommendations. Our goal is to make complicated situations simpler.

Our eight Partners and their teams offer an unparalleled depth of experience across a wide range of legal services.

We are dedicated advocates, helping you to find resolution in your legal matters and achieve your desired outcomes.

Commercial and Business Law at Malley & Co

Our experts in Commercial and Business Law primarily advise clients on their business structures and interactions. These range from internal business matters, including commercial configuration and shareholder relations, to all types of business-to-business transactions. The latter includes buying and selling businesses, and dealings between businesses and third parties, such as clients, bankers, creditors and debtors.

At Malley & Co, we have both expertise and experience. We can recommend the best approach to commercial structuring and complex transactions, anticipating any roadblocks along the way.

PARTNERS
ASSOCIATES
Patrick Costelloe LL.B Otago (1984) Patrick specialises in giving clients advice in Commercial and Business Law as it relates to their business and personal affairs. He is highly experienced in how to best help business owners protect their wealth from risk.
  • 03 379 0712
  • 021 345 499
Simon Price LL.B Canterbury Simon is the Managing Partner at Malley & Co. He specialises in Business Transactions, Asset Structuring and Leases, and also acts generally for clients in Trust, Property, Commercial and Business Law. He has specialist knowledge in Buy/Sell Agreements for business owners.
  • 03 363 6353
Ernie Tait LL.B Otago (1972) Ernie is a highly respected Commercial and Business Lawyer and Litigator with over 40 years of experience. He brings real value and insight to all aspects of the law.
  • 03 379 0712
  • 021 324 025
ASSOCIATES
Lucy Glausiuss LL.B Lucy is an Associate in the Commercial and Property team. Lucy has been a commercial lawyer since 2004, having worked at one of New Zealand’s largest law firms.
  • 03 363 6311
SOLICITORS
 
SOLICITORS
Andrew Logie LL.B B.Sc Andrew joined Malley & Co in 2015 after working in several junior positions under experienced members of the profession. Since then, Andrew has gained experience in a wide range of commercial transactions including business sales and purchases, company restructures, business financing and all forms of commercial property dealings.
  • 03 363 6302

Property Law at Malley & Co

Our team deals with the various types of ownership and tenancy structures and contracts, as well as subdivision and land development requirements.

PARTNERS
SOLICITORS
ASSOCIATE LEGAL EXECUTIVES
Ernie Tait LL.B Otago (1972) Ernie is a highly respected Commercial and Business Lawyer and Litigator with over 40 years of experience. He brings real value and insight to all aspects of the law.
  • 03 379 0712
  • 021 324 025
Simon Price LL.B Canterbury Simon is the Managing Partner at Malley & Co. He specialises in Business Transactions, Asset Structuring and Leases, and also acts generally for clients in Trust, Property, Commercial and Business Law. He has specialist knowledge in Buy/Sell Agreements for business owners.
  • 03 363 6353
SOLICITORS
Andrew Logie LL.B B.Sc Andrew joined Malley & Co in 2015 after working in several junior positions under experienced members of the profession. Since then, Andrew has gained experience in a wide range of commercial transactions including business sales and purchases, company restructures, business financing and all forms of commercial property dealings.
  • 03 363 6302
ASSOCIATE LEGAL EXECUTIVES
Carolyn Foss FNZILE Carolyn is an Associate of the firm and a Registered Legal Executive. She has over 30 years' experience in legal offices, particularly in the area of Property Law, with a focus on delivering cost-effective legal advice and solutions for clients.
  • 03 363 6316
ASSOCIATE LEGAL EXECUTIVES Cont.
LEGAL EXECUTIVES
Julia Gould FNZILE Julia is an Associate at Malley & Co, handling many of the day-to-day matters in the firm’s Residential Sales and Purchases area within the Property Law team. With many years of experience working in the legal sector, Julia acts as a liaison between clients, other lawyers within the firm, and external solicitors and institutions.
  • 03 344 3756
Caroline Judge NZILE Caroline is an Associate at Malley & Co and an associate member of the Institute of Legal Executives. With over 25 years’ experience in the UK, Hong Kong and New Zealand, she is an experienced liaison between clients and other lawyers within the firm and deals with external solicitors and institutions.
  • 03 363 6350
Sandy Taylor Sandy is an Associate at Malley & Co and a Legal Executive with over 30 years' experience in legal offices and Property Law. She works with Ernie Tait in providing specialist conveyancing advice to clients requiring legal assistance.
  • 03 363 6310
LEGAL EXECUTIVES
Lois Hider NZILE Lois has worked in legal offices for the majority of her career. She handles many of the day-to-day matters in the firm’s Residential Sales and Purchases area and has a reputation for delivering efficient, practical service and solutions. Lois is a member of the Institute of Legal Executives.
  • 03 344 3757
LEGAL EXECUTIVES Cont.
 
Kellie Knight Kellie is a Legal Executive to Dominic Dravitzki and assists in providing specialist conveyancing advice to clients. Her focus on efficient service and attention to detail allow her to develop and deliver effective outcomes for clients seeking Property Law advice.
  • 03 363 6323

Employment and Health and Safety Law at Malley & Co

Employment Law covers relationships between employers and employees on one hand, and the government and unions on the other. The Employment Relations Act 2000 and Health and Safety legislation govern all these relationships.

Breakdowns in the relationship can be stressful and time-consuming and expensive to unravel. Health and Safety prosecutions can be devastating for business.

At Malley & Co we have specialist knowledge and expertise and can advise clients on all aspects of Employment and Health and Safety Law. We can represent clients in both Employment Disputes and in Workplace New Zealand prosecutions.

PARTNERS
 
Gareth Abdinor MA (Pols), LL.B Gareth is driven to build long-term relationships with his clients and to provide them with trusted guidance and practical solutions to their legal challenges. Gareth is an employment law specialist and advises employers and employees on all aspects of the employment process, including documenting the employment relationship, disciplinary processes, terminating employment, employee restraints, health & safety and restructuring.
  • 03 363 6356

Family Law at Malley & Co

Disputes involving family matters are some of the most difficult you will face. At these times our experienced, empathetic and pragmatic Family Law team can provide sound legal and practical advice so that you feel confident about your options and next steps.

We are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients and their families.

PARTNERS
ASSOCIATES
Dominic Dravitzki LL.B Canterbury (1990) Dominic leads the Family Law team at Malley & Co and specialises in all aspects of Family Law. With over 20 years of experience, Dominic has the ability to balance the sensitive nature of his work with the drive to deliver fair and practical resolutions to his clients.
  • 03 379 0712
Ferne Bradley LL.M (Hons) Ferne leads the Private Client team and is a specialist in Trusts, Relationship Property and Divorce. She also works closely with the Trust team, helping clients create the best structure for their asset ownership and the right approach for the management of their personal affairs.
  • 03 363 6355
ASSOCIATES
Colleen Moore LL.B Canterbury (2003) Colleen joined Malley & Co in 2008 and was appointed as an Associate in January 2009. Colleen specialises in all aspects of Family Law, particularly Relationship Property and Contracting Out Agreements, Separation and Divorce, Care of Children and Guardianship Disputes.
  • 03 379 0712
Nicole Murphy LL.B, B.A Canterbury (2004) Nicole’s practice at Malley & Co includes all areas of Family Law. She has the ability to communicate with a diverse range of clients when dealing with sensitive issues, including the division of Relationship Assets and Debts, Care Arrangements for Children, Adoption and matters relating to Child Youth & Family services.
  • 03 363 6359
ASSOCIATES Cont.
LEGAL EXECUTIVES
 
Sarah White B.A (Hons) Nottingham, UK (2002) Sarah joined Malley & Co as a Lawyer in September 2014 and was appointed as an Associate in February 2016. Her practice at Malley & Co is principally in the area of Relationship Property, where she represents clients from a variety of backgrounds.
  • 03 363 6365
LEGAL EXECUTIVES
Kellie Knight Kellie is a Legal Executive to Dominic Dravitzki and assists in providing specialist conveyancing advice to clients. Her focus on efficient service and attention to detail allow her to develop and deliver effective outcomes for clients seeking Property Law advice.
  • 03 363 6323

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Law at Malley & Co

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team has experience at all levels of the New Zealand Court system, including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. The team also has substantial experience as counsel in arbitrations and appearing before regulatory bodies, including mediation, professional disciplinary and licensing tribunals.

Malley & Co has acted in a number of significant disputes in Property Law, Local Authorities, Company and Securities, Construction, Insurance, Public Law and Judicial Review, Defamation, Trusts and Estates, Insolvency and Professional Negligence.

PARTNERS
ASSOCIATES
 
Greg Hair LL.B Otago (1989) Greg specialises in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution. He has 25 years' experience providing advice and advocacy across a wide range of litigation and disputes. Greg has appeared at all levels of the legal system.
  • 03 379 0712
ASSOCIATES
Michael McKay BCA, LL.B (Hons) (2009) Michael specialises in Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Michael regularly appears as counsel in the District Court in civil and criminal matters and in the High Court. Michael has appeared as Sole Counsel in several commercial arbitrations and is currently Arbitral Assistant in a domestic commercial arbitration.
  • 03 363 6319
  • 021 800 377

Trust Law at Malley & Co

A Trust is created when assets are owned by Trustees for the benefit of the named beneficiaries of the Trust. It sets out how the Trust assets can be dealt with and how the beneficiaries can benefit from them.

At Malley & Co we have a specialist Trust team led by a highly experienced Partner who can provide you with industry-leading advice regarding all aspects of Trust Law and Asset Structuring. We will work with you to determine the best structure to protect and manage your family and business assets.

PARTNERS
ASSOCIATES
Catherine Muir LL.B, TEP Catherine leads the Trust team and specialises in all aspects of Trust Law and Asset Structuring. She combines her strong background in Commercial and Property Law with her specialist knowledge of Trust Law to provide expert advice.
  • 03 379 0712
  • 021 224 1011
Ferne Bradley LL.M (Hons) Ferne leads the Private Client team and is a specialist in Trusts, Relationship Property and Divorce. She also works closely with the Trust team, helping clients create the best structure for their asset ownership and the right approach for the management of their personal affairs.
  • 03 363 6355
Simon Price LL.B Canterbury Simon is the Managing Partner at Malley & Co. He specialises in Business Transactions, Asset Structuring and Leases, and also acts generally for clients in Trust, Property, Commercial and Business Law. He has specialist knowledge in Buy/Sell Agreements for business owners.
  • 03 363 6353
ASSOCIATES
Megen McKay LL.B Megen is part of the Trust Law team providing expert advice on Trust Law and Asset Planning. She descends from Ngai Tahu and is actively engaged with Maori communities.
  • 03 344 3754
SOLICITORS
 
SOLICITORS
Jamie Stanton LL.B B.Sc Jamie graduated from the University of Canterbury in 2012 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in December 2013.
  • 03 363 6354

Private Client Law at Malley & Co

Our Private Client Lawyers can help you clarify your intentions concerning your personal and family property affairs, and they can work out your options and help you to choose the best outcome. They can also set up and manage structures required to achieve your aims and they can help you review your arrangements from time to time.

Over the years our team has developed tailored approaches to ensure we provide the best possible service for our Private Clients.

PARTNERS
ASSOCIATES
ESTATE MANAGERS
 
Ferne Bradley LL.M (Hons) Ferne leads the Private Client team and is a specialist in Trusts, Relationship Property and Divorce. She also works closely with the Trust team, helping clients create the best structure for their asset ownership and the right approach for the management of their personal affairs.
  • 03 363 6355
ASSOCIATES
Megen McKay LL.B Megen is part of the Trust Law team providing expert advice on Trust Law and Asset Planning. She descends from Ngai Tahu and is actively engaged with Maori communities.
  • 03 344 3754
ESTATE MANAGERS
Nicki Sowman With over 30 years’ experience in legal offices, Nicki provides a specialist service to clients during the often difficult period of Estate Administration.
  • 03 363 6351