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We know legal advice is only as good as the relationships we build and services that underpin it. We aim to keep you informed every step of the way and deliver on our undertakings.

Our Expertise All Personal Corporate

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Corporate and Commercial

AWS Legal’s team of experts is well-versed in all aspects of commercial law, including mergers, acquisitions, intellectual property, and more. 

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Employment and Health & Safety

Whether you’re an employee or an employer, AWS Legal can ensure you’re getting quality legal advice on employment matters.

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From wind and solar farm easements, water regulation and Electricity Act advice we have the experience and skills you need.

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Family & Relationship Property

From Relationship Property Agreements, to separation and custody advice, we have the experts for you.

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Forestry & Climate Change

Whether you’re negotiating forestry contracts or navigating the Emissions Trading Scheme, let the experts at AWS Legal help.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our Dispute resolution team has a focus on client-centred outcomes, to help with any dispute you may have.

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Property Development

Whether you’re subdividing land or leasing commercial property, our team of Property Development experts can help.

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Residential Property

Our property lawyers can provide quality legal advice for buying or selling residential property.

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Rural & Agribusiness

When you work with us you can be confident in knowing you are hiring the best in the field. From dairy and sheep farms to orchards and vineyards we can help.

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Succession, Trusts & Estates

We can help you and your family make sure your personal family needs are met from wills and trusts to enduring power of attorneys.

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Water regulation is a hot topic at the moment, with many changes afoot. Our team are experienced in water use and water rights issues, and are here to help.


“Would highly recommend AWS Legal Immigration Services and Chantal Ryan. Chantal made it very easy for us to apply. She walked us through the whole process with great attention to detail and would highly recommend her services.”

- Simon & Gina – Arrowtown

Cam Murphy and his team are brilliant to deal with. They are professional and provide sound advice. I would highly recommend using them to purchase a property in Canterbury.”

- Cam Finlayson

“As a first home buyer I had no idea what to expect. AWS Legal Senior Associate Allanah Cunningham made the process easy to understand. There was consistent communication every step of the way. Allanah went above and beyond to ensure the house was secured in my name, right up until the final minute.  I could not recommend AWS enough. Supportive, compassionate and genuine throughout the whole process!”

- Emma

Haydon Cunninghame and the team at AWS Legal did a fantastic job helping us with a trust matter. AWS were very knowledgeable, quick to respond and friendly to deal with. I would highly recommend contacting Haydon to assist with any property or trust matter.”

- A. Grayson

“Absolutely recommend Eugene Roud as a very professional person to deal with. Always responsive and attends to all matters quickly and efficiently. It has been a pleasure to deal with both him and AWS Legal.”

- Murray Schofield

“I have had the pleasure of dealing with Tim Marshall both for personal legal matters as well as building a Charitable Trust that benefits the wider community. Tim’s attention to the cause, determination to get a result and calmness throughout really highlights the professionalism, manner, skillset and talent that Tim holds. Tim’s integrity to deliver results, efficiency to get information and his emphasis on customer service really showcases his passion and focus. The way Tim also brings his team into the understanding and conversation showed me his leadership, and passion for mentoring. Tim’s passion for what he does certainly shines through and I do not hesitate to recommend him to family, friends and acquaintances.”

- Ethan Flack

“The relationship we’ve built with Haydon Cunninghame and Rachel Buckley is second to none through seamless communication, efficient turnaround on workflows, and sound advice. We feel like we’re in safe hands with Haydon and his team, and they genuinely have our best interests at heart. I’m excited to continue our personal and commercial investment journey knowing that we’ve got top shelf legal partners available when we need them.”

- James Ace – Future Hospitality Group

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