Our offices will be open from Monday 18 May

All Cavell Leitch staff have been working remotely during Alert Levels 3 and 4. We are happy to advise that our staff will be back in our offices during Alert Level 2.

We continue to be available to support you in whatever way suits you best.

  • If you would like to meet with us in person then you can schedule an appointment with our team at our offices from 8:30am on Monday 18 May. We are taking steps to ensure that our office remains safe for both our clients and staff, and your Cavell Leitch contact will explain our meeting procedures to you when your appointment is organised. We do however ask that you refrain from coming to our office if you are feeling unwell.

  • We can still meet and sign documents with you ‘virtually’ via video, phone or email if you are unable or would prefer not to attend our office.


Please keep an eye on our eye our website, our Facebook  or our LinkedIn pages for up-to-date legal updates.


If you have any questions please touch base with your Cavell Leitch contact in the usual way. All phone numbers can be found on our website here, and our email addresses remain the same.

Please continue to take care and look after each other. We are here to help. 

Our Firm

At Cavell Leitch we partner with and protect people to enhance their lives and achieve their goals.  We do this through providing proactive, trustworthy and pragmatic advice.


Our firm was founded in 1923, operating out of Canterbury and we are proud of our legacy not only locally but across our national and international client groups. Over the last 90 years we have built a reputation for maintaining close, dependable and authentic relationships with our clients, in many cases acting for several generations of the same family and handling all of their needs as they develop and change.


We currently have over 75 outstanding team members with genuine specialists in nearly every area of the law. Our partners are leading figures in the legal community and the firm's commitment to professionalism, authenticity, decisiveness and innovation has never been stronger.

Our Teams


Our business team provides reliable, shrewd, accurate advice for clients.


Our employment team provide comprehensive, yet commercially sensible advice and support.


Since the 1950's Cavell Leitch has been the leading property law team in Christchurch.


We make the  area of immigration law simple by providing a complete range of advice.


We blend shrewd advice, expertise and negotiations to deliver the best outcome for our clients.

Relationship (Family)

Our relationships team are genuine experts in all manner of family and relationship law.

Resource Management

Our team is comprised of experts with established reputations and proven track records.

Trusts & Estates

As the South Island's largest estates team we advise on the most complex situations.

Our People

Clare O'Neill

Business – Partner

+64 3 339 5624


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We actively select and recruit staff who are outstanding at what they do. We have many years invested in lawyers who are true specialists in their respective legal areas.

Craig Graham

General Manager

+64 3 339 5602


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Glenn Cooper

Litigation – Partner

+64 3 339 5635


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Michael Dickie

Business – Partner

+64 3 339 5623


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Richard Parkes

Property – Partner

+64 3 339 5610


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Susan Bevin

Litigation – Partner

+64 3 339 5631


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David Fitchett

Property -  Partner

+64 3 339 5611


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111 Cashel Mall
Christchurch 8011

PO Box 799
Christchurch 8140

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