For excellent commercial advice and support in Queenstown and surrounds, reach out to Haydon Cunninghame.


A specialist in property and commercial law, Haydon is an AWS Legal Partner based in our Queenstown Office. His areas of practise include residential and commercial property transactions, leasing, subdivision, company restructures, and the sale and purchase of businesses. As a member of the New Zealand Law Society’s Property Law section, Haydon’s clients can be assured they are being supported by an expert in their field. Haydon was born and raised in Invercargill before moving to Dunedin to complete his University studies, and has been with the AWS Legal team since 2014.

Get in touch with our Queenstown office to ask for Haydon’s help in anything relating to:

  • Commercial and residential property transactions
  • Commercial and residential subdivisions
  • Property development
  • Company formations
  • Business restructures
  • Sale and purchase of businesses
  • Trust and asset protection

Haydon prides himself on providing clear and concise advice. He is well connected in the Queenstown Lakes and Southland regions, and has in-depth knowledge of local conditions and requirements relevant to his clients in property and commercial transactions. Outside of work, Haydon can be found golfing, on the mountain, or spending time outdoors with his friends and family.

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Trudy Conway and Haydon Cunninghame welcomed into Partnership


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

“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

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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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