Expert Business and Family Legal Advice

At Downie Stewart Lawyers Dunedin we are focused solely on helping you achieve your goals. 

We have an incredibly talented team of Dunedin lawyers that will listen to you and provide you with sound legal advice, always striving for the simplest solution to any problem.

Buying a commercial property? Restructuring your business? In an employment dispute? Separating from your partner? Selling your farm?  Sorting out personal affairs?  Whatever issue you face, we can help you.  

We are committed to this region and have worked with Dunedin and Otago families and businesses since 1867. 

You will find us professional, genuine and easy to talk to.  Ring us today – we are eager to assist you: 03-477 2263.

 

  • Gerard DeCourcy Partner
    Gerard DeCourcy Partner

    Gerard has a wide skill base encompassing commercial, complex property transactions, civil litigation and family law.

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    " I have been a client of Downie Stewart about 40 years and always have received excellent advice, prompt service and been kept informed." Peter Buchan, The Framing Factory

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  • Jeff Holloway, Partner
    Jeff Holloway, Partner

    Jeff Holloway is a very experienced commercial lawyer, well known for his ability to find the simplest, most practical solution to any business problem. Jeff also heads up our Trust and Estate Planning team and is an acknowldeged expert in this area.

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    "I've been a client of Jeff Holloway and Downie Stewart for about 15 years, and have always received very sound, practical, strategic advice. I would highly recommend." Nick Beach, Property Developer

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  • Jim Guest, Partner
    Jim Guest, Partner

    Jim is an expert on insolvencies and is regularly appointed to act for the Official Assignee and liquidators. He is a highly regarded family lawyer, acting particularly in matrimonial disputes. He is also one of the most experienced mediators in Dunedin.

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    "We have used Downie Stewart for 8 years and have always found them to be extremely professional and personable. Their advice has always been on the mark." Mike and Karen Bennet, Dunedin

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  • Paul Buckner, Partner
    Paul Buckner, Partner

    Paul has a large business client base and is very experienced in assisting business owners to resolve the wide range of legal issues that arise. These include purchases, sales, raising finance, negotiating contracts, franchising, and resolving debtor issues.

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    "We have always found Downie Stewart to be great and on to it... work in with us and our time....huge thanks." Leanne and Paul Simon, Tirohia Fishing Company Ltd

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  • Paul Hubbard, Partner
    Paul Hubbard, Partner

    Paul advises on commercial, business and corporate law matters. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures, takeovers, capital raising, corporate structuring and negotiating and preparing commercial agreements.

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    "Downie Stewart, great to work with and we value their open friendly and professional approach." Tony Offen, Dunedin

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  • Christine Bowler Consultant
    Christine Bowler Consultant

    Christine's predominant specialty is residential and commercial property. She has over 20 years legal experience and has acquired an indepth knowledge of all aspects of property transactions.

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    "Quality professional service has been provided for us in a pleasant way for the past 20 or so years that we have dealt with Downie Stewart. We recommend them to others." Jim Bennett, Dunedin

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  • Elizabeth Cotton Consultant
    Elizabeth Cotton Consultant

    Elizabeth is a very experienced and practical lawyer. She has a reputation for providing astute advice and helping her clients to make wise decisions.

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    "We have been clients of Downie Stewart for a number of years, always found the staff/lawyers very professional and easy to understand and very approachable." Trevor and Marylin Wilson, Westport

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  • Rhonda Harris Associate
    Rhonda Harris Associate

    Rhonda is our in-house expert on relationship property and has helped many people get their fair share after a relationship breakdown. She is also an extremely able employment lawyer.

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    "Friendly helpful group. Their integrity is beyond reproach. Service and knowledge cannot be questioned. A pleasure to deal with." Russell Caradus, Dunedin

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  • David Sim, Lawyer
    David Sim, Lawyer

    David is a senior civil litigator. He has a wealth of experience and expertise in negotiating, resolving and litigating disputes between individuals, property owners, trusts and businesses.

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    "Over 3 generations, Downie Stewart have attended to all our variety of legal issues with the same fast efficiency, stress free and uncomplicated." Alex and Gloria McHutchon, Tapanui

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  • Chanel Gardner, Lawyer
    Chanel Gardner, Lawyer

    Chanel is an experienced family lawyer with a track record of providing sound advice and quality advocacy.

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    "Chanel, you were very helpful, prompt and professional. You are an excellent lawyer. I appreciate the opportunity to work with you." Roger Paskvan, Bemidji, USA

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  • Alice Sanders, Lawyer
    Alice Sanders, Lawyer

    Alice is part of the commercial and rural team. She grew up on her family farm in South Otago and is now actively involved in supporting our Balclutha Office and clients from that area.

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    "I have been dealing with Alice Sanders at Downie Stewart and she has been very professional, helpful, knowledgeable and efficient. I feel lucky to have Alice working for me." Sam Robertson, BNZ

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Downie Stewart Lawyers Dunedin 8th Level, 265 Princes St, Dunedin, 9016 03-477 2263
PO Box 1345, Dunedin 9054 |  Fax: 03 477 4021  |  E: info@downiestewart.co.nz