What a Night! New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards 2024

We enjoy supporting those who support us and it’s no secret that as a Southland & Otago based firm, we have a large rural client base. Each year we are happy to support the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards and this year has been no different. On Wednesday 27 March, the New Zealand Dairy Industry […]

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Congratulations to Tori Brown & Kyle Galbraith on their recent Bar Admission

Invercargill’s Tori Brown was admitted to the bar at the Invercargill High Court on Tuesday 19 March 2024. Supported by her family, who travelled from Clinton to share in this special day.  Moving Counsel Shauna Nicol, Partner of AWS Legal said “Tori joined the Succession, Trusts & Estates team in August last year as a […]

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Summer Clerk Spotlight – Donald McIntosh

As the new year kicks into high gear for the team at AWS Legal, we begin to farewell our summer clerks as they make their return to their continuing studies. Donald McIntosh was the first recipient of the Stephen Whiteland Memorial Scholarship with AWS Legal. This provided him with funding of $2,000 for each of […]

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The Incorporated Societies Act 2022: How the New Act will impact Incorporated Societies?

Having been in force for over 100 years, the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 (“Old Act”) was due for an update. On 5 October 2023, this update saw the new Incorporated Societies Act 2022 (“New Act”) come into force. The New Act contains several provisions that will impact the approximately 24,000 Incorporated Societies in New Zealand. […]

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Last Friday Went to the Dogs!  K9 Medical Detection NZ to be specific!

Helen Copeland brought us all together with her strength and resilience to raise awareness and very important funds for this amazing group, K9 Medical Detection NZ. Helen decided to shave her hair off and what valuable hair it must be with raking in over 3x her goal netting $3,192.40 so far to date. Aaron Drake […]

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Congratulations to AWS Legal’s Newest Solicitors: Harrison Croy, Alice Hoogvliet & Nick Wilson

Harry Croy travelled from his home base in Clyde to be admitted to the bar at the Invercargill High Court on Tuesday 12 December under the watchful eye of his family.  Moving Counsel, Dave Gibson, a AWS Legal Partner was happy to make the trip to be a part of the day, offering “Harry joined […]

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Welcome to the Partnership Jono Cole!

AWS Legal is pleased to announce the elevation of Jono Cole to Partner, effective immediately. Born and raised in Queenstown, Jono Cole returned to his roots after earning his degrees from Otago University and gaining a decade of invaluable experience in Wellington. His recent rise to partnership at AWS Legal is the latest milestone in a […]

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