Alan Harper


I am a commercial lawyer and act for a wide range of private, corporate, business and overseas clients.  I am a specialist in commercial, property, investor category immigration, and trusts.. 

My property practice covers commercial and residential conveyancing, and includes all aspects of unit title and subdivisional works.  I also act as a corporate adviser on operational, structural, legal and tax issues.

With over 42 years experience in the legal sector in the Southland, Otago and Central Otago regions, I have built up extensive knowledge of local conditions, and developed close relationships with the business community and local government.

I have held a wide portfolio of directorships and currently serve on the  Board of GWD Russells Limited, Campbelltown Seafoods and Barnes Oysters Limited. I also served as a Director and Chair of electricity line companies’ Boards for many years. My directorships have enabled me to better understand the needs of corporate and commercial clients, and to tailor my services accordingly. 


Out of the office I enjoy skiing, golf, and am an ardent horse racing and sports fan. I also enjoy spending leisure time with family members.



Admitted to the Bar in 1978

AWS Legal – 1979 to present

+64 3 450 0420
+64 274 323 887