Our practice is recognised as one of the top in the South Island, testimony to our team and the decades of collective knowledge and experience within it. Across Southland and Central Otago, we’re the team of commercial lawyers you can trust.

AWS Legal’s business lawyers are committed to providing our with clients quick turnaround and accurate legal solutions.

Our client base is as extensive as it is diverse – we’re advisors to both emerging and long-established organisations. We cover all areas of commercial law, and our clients include many of the best in southern business, particularly in the manufacturing, electricity, property development, construction and forestry sectors.

Commercial lawyers with extensive experience

Our team’s core specialties include:

  • All facets of company law and corporate structuring
  • Property developments
  • Conveyancing – commercial and residential
  • Capital raising
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Finance and securities
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Overseas Investment
  • Intellectual property and technology

We are also industry advisers to the following sectors:

  • electricity, forestry, manufacturing, fishing, tourism
  • local government
  • construction, finance



Come meet our team to find out more about them and how they can help you:

Chris Peddie

Damien Pine 

Rachel Lindsay

Doreen Evans

Alan Harper

Rebecca Smith

Cushla Harnett


Supported by Law Clerks Sonya DeClifford, Jess Robinson and Heather Glozier.


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