AWS Legal Queenstown: Your Local Experts in Law 

Welcome to AWS Legal Queenstown, where you can be assured you’re in the best hands. Take advantage of our local understanding and specialised expertise, as well as the extensive resources and capabilities of a large firm. We’re here, right in Queenstown, and are committed to ensuring the delivery of top-tier legal advice in your best interests.

Level 2, The Forge, Athol Street, Queenstown
PO Box 1322, Queenstown, 9348


Navigating Queenstown’s Legal Landscape: Your Partner for Comprehensive Legal Solutions

At AWS Legal Queenstown, we’re a team of specialists with vast experience in commercial, property, immigration, and first-home buyer law. Our commitment to superior legal services makes us the go-to commercial law firm and immigration law specialist in Queenstown.

Our immigration lawyers in Queenstown provide comprehensive legal advice to high-value clients, including foreign investors and companies seeking overseas recruitment. As an immigration law expert, we can guide you through the complexities of immigration law, ensuring a smooth process.

Our commercial lawyers in Queenstown and Central Otago offer strategic advice on business structures, contracts, and dispute resolution. For property and development, our property lawyers in Queenstown and Southland handle transactions of all sizes, including real estate and property development. We have zoning and planning lawyers who are adept at navigating the complexities of local regulations.

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a multinational corporation, our team is equipped to handle your specific legal needs with the utmost professionalism and skill.

Connect with AWS Legal Queenstown Today

Discover the benefits of specialist legal services in Queenstown with AWS Legal. Whether you have a question, need advice, or are ready to discuss your case, our team is just a call away.

Talk to a partner now and experience the AWS Legal Queenstown difference.

The Queenstown – Tāhuna Team

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Jono Cole
AWS Headshot Haydon Cunninghame
Haydon Cunninghame
AWS Headshot Rachel Buckley
Rachel Buckley
AWS Headshot Sophie McGirr
Sophie McGirr
AWS Headshot Emily Barns
Emily Barns
AWS Headshot Kyle Galbraith
Kyle Galbraith
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Alice Hoogvliet
AWS Headshot Kate Miller
Kate Miller
AWS Headshot Jo Laidlaw
Jo Laidlaw
Law Clerk
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Brooke Burgess
Personal Assistant
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Jude Chandler
Personal Assistant
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Bridget Corkery

How can we help? All Personal Corporate

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Corporate and Commercial

AWS Legal’s team of experts is well-versed in all aspects of commercial law, including mergers, acquisitions, intellectual property, and more. 

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Employment and Health & Safety

Whether you’re an employee or an employer, AWS Legal can ensure you’re getting quality legal advice on employment matters.

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From wind and solar farm easements, water regulation and Electricity Act advice we have the experience and skills you need.

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Family & Relationship Property

From Relationship Property Agreements, to separation and custody advice, we have the experts for you.

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Forestry & Climate Change

Whether you’re negotiating forestry contracts or navigating the Emissions Trading Scheme, let the experts at AWS Legal help.

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Whether you’re a business looking to use offshore recruitment or are looking to obtain work visas for yourself we are here to help.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our Dispute resolution team has a focus on client-centred outcomes, to help with any dispute you may have.

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Property Development

Whether you’re subdividing land or leasing commercial property, our team of Property Development experts can help.

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Residential Property

Our property lawyers can provide quality legal advice for buying or selling residential property.

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Rural & Agribusiness

When you work with us you can be confident in knowing you are hiring the best in the field. From dairy and sheep farms to orchards and vineyards we can help.

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Succession, Trusts & Estates

We can help you and your family make sure your personal family needs are met from wills and trusts to enduring power of attorneys.

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Water regulation is a hot topic at the moment, with many changes afoot. Our team are experienced in water use and water rights issues, and are here to help.


Haydon Cunninghame and the team at AWS Legal did a fantastic job helping us with a trust matter. AWS were very knowledgeable, quick to respond and friendly to deal with. I would highly recommend contacting Haydon to assist with any property or trust matter.”

- A. Grayson

‘Thanks to the proper and appropriate support by AWS Legal Staff, my application for critical purpose visitor visa was approved by INZ and I could enter New Zealand without any problem. Afterwards, my work visa was also approved much earlier than I expected. As a matter of fact, while border of New Zealand had been closed due to Covid19, I had not been sure that I could come into New Zealand and almost been at a loss. This is not too much to say that I am not where I am now without support of AWS Legal. Especially, Ms. Chantal Ryan, a senior solicitor and a person in charge of my visa issue, supported me all the way from beginning to the end being very friendly and with can-do approach.  I sincerely appreciate her support.”

- H.T.

“The relationship we’ve built with Haydon Cunninghame and Rachel Buckley is second to none through seamless communication, efficient turnaround on workflows, and sound advice. We feel like we’re in safe hands with Haydon and his team, and they genuinely have our best interests at heart. I’m excited to continue our personal and commercial investment journey knowing that we’ve got top shelf legal partners available when we need them.”

- James Ace – Future Hospitality Group

Find Us
80 Don Street, Invercargill
PO Box 1207, Invercargill 9840
Level 2, The Forge, Athol Street, Queenstown
PO Box 1322, Queenstown, 9348
Level 1, 77 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, 9340
PO Box 268 Alexandra 9320
270 Great North Road, Winton 9720
PO Box 14 Winton 9741
11 Bowler Avenue, Gore 9710
29 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau 9600

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