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Based in Hamilton, Gurnell Harrison Lawyers provides legal advice to a wide range of business, rural, not-for-profit, trust and individual clients throughout New Zealand.  Our firm specialises in business and property law. We bring extensive experience and professionalism to every file and customise our support to your individual needs and concerns. 

Our lawyers and staff have collective experience of over eight decades in business and property law. We work with clients who want a one-on-one relationship with their lawyer. We will take the time to get to know and understand you and your needs and the outcomes you’re after. We’ll then work with you and your advisers to find the best way to get there. It’s this entrepreneurial approach to our work that gives us our commercial edge.

Get in touch with us on (07) 838 0808 or to arrange a consultation.

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business + commercial

Whether you’re starting, growing, operating and selling your business, having certainty in the world of business and commerce is key.

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Trusts continue to be a popular way of protecting and managing assets.  If you're contemplating a trust, or if you already have one, we provide sound legal advice to ensure your trust affords your assets the protection intended.

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estate administration

Losing a loved one can be a very stressful and emotional time.  We aim to alleviate that stress by assisting with your loved one's legal affairs, including obtaining probate, smoothly, quickly and with empathy. 

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Whether you're a developer, an investor or a home owner, property is one of the surest ways to create and retain wealth – if you’re well advised.  

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estate planning

Protecting what you have while you’re alive and well is important.  Equally important is what happens to your affairs in the event that you can’t make decisions, and ultimately what happens when you pass away.   

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Whether you have a large scale property venture, rural subdivision or simply wish to subdivide off the back section, we can provide you with comprehensive legal advice and assistance to achieve the best result.

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We provide cost-effective legal advice and pragmatic solutions to both employers and employees in all employment matters.                  

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relationship property

If you're starting a new relationship, contemplating separation or have already separated, we can provide you with legal advice on all your relationship property matters.         

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charities + societies

Starting and running a community organisation can be legally complex.  Questions surrounding structure, incorporation,   registration, changing of officers, member disputes, and winding up all require sound advice.

For any enquiries, email us at, call us on (07) 838 0808, or use the form below.

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