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AWS Legal has been at the forefront of legal advice in Southland for more than 130 years.
As advisors in a dynamic environment, our progressive culture and ability to embrace change is vital in all our areas of legal practice.
Our solicitors are recognised as among the best in their fields, both in the skills that they offer and the working relationships they foster, providing legal advice that is second to none.
Our areas of legal expertise include Rural Law, Business Law, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning,Civil Litigation, Family Law, Dispute Management and Resolution, Employment Law and Property Law.
Our offices in Invercargill, Winton, Queenstown, Alexandra, Cromwell, Te Anau, Gore, and Christchurch mean we’re always close at hand for clients, and are one of the South Island’s largest and most highly-regarded practices.

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27th January 2021
30 January 2021, the Trusts Act 2019 comes into force One of the most significant changes in the Act is a presumption that trustees of a trust will... Read More
22nd December 2020
There have been changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (Act) brought in by the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019. Now the Residential... Read More
25th November 2020
Allanah Cunningham has been elevated from Senior Solicitor to Associate within AWS Legal. Born and bred in Southland, Allanah grew up in Invercargill... Read More
9th October 2020
In April this year, we bid farewell to one of our oldest Acts of Parliament, the Partnership Act 1908. You won’t have seen any media about the demise... Read More