Chris Menzies


Chris manages our Winton office with the support of Clare Shaw (Registered Legal Executive).

Born and raised in Lochiel, Southland, completing his schooling at Central Southland College, Chris has strong ties to both the local and farming communities, and thoroughly enjoys being able to help those within it.

Servicing clients throughout Southland, Chris is easily accessible, whether that is in Winton, Invercargill or Gore. Not wanting to be always stuck in the office, Chris also enjoys being mobile and getting out seeing client’s on farm to get a first hand understanding of themselves, their families and their businesses. Chris see’s this as an important part of the relationship, which enables solution based, practical advice to be provided. As the old adage goes, no matter is ever the same, and knowing more about your client, enables a better result at the end of the road.

Joining, AWS Legal in 2010 after graduating from Otago University Chris has developed expertise in:

  1. Property – Residential, Farming and Commercial sales and purchases / leases
  2. Dairy Farm Equity Syndications
  3. Contract and Sharemilking positions
  4. Company formations
  5. Commercial/business transactions
  6. Trust and asset protection
  7. Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney


Chris is active within the community away from the law, currently involved in Winton Rotary, President of Midlands Rugby Club and Trustee/board member of the new Southland Charity Hospital.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys competing in wide range of sports be it rugby, cricket, basketball and golf, and getting out catching that first fish of the season in Southland’s lakes and rivers.

+64 3 236 7000
0218 80915