David Fitchett

Property Partner

David wears two hats in our organisation:


  • He’s a property lawyer with over 13 years’ experience acting for a broad range of commercial, residential, rural and industrial clients throughout New Zealand; and

  • He is our Culture and People Partner, responsible for helping foster Cavell’s people, culture and brand on to ever new heights

On the property side of things David has acted on a broad range of matters including the conveyancing, construction, subdivision and financing of numerous commercial, industrial, body corporate, rural and residential properties throughout New Zealand.

David is particularly experienced in the area of commercial leasing where he has built a reputation as one of New Zealand’s leading practitioners. 

He understands the importance of providing pragmatic and strategic legal advice which adds real value to his clients and their businesses. 

David is also responsible for ensuring that the smart, passionate and hardworking people that make up Cavell Leitch have the tools, training and support they deserve so they can continue to work well, succeed and delight our clients.


Together with our GM, David is responsible for aligning Cavell Leitch’s values, strategy, branding and recruitment to ensure we live and breathe our culture of excellence.

Contact David

Phone: +64 3 339 5611


Email: david.fitchett@cavell.co.nz

Level 3, BNZ Centre

111 Cashel Mall

Christchurch 8011

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Our business and family trust have engaged David Fitchett as our lawyer over many years. Throughout that time we have found him to be a thoroughly professional lawyer with a wealth of knowledge. His excellent communication skills and affable personality means engaging with him on either commercial, professional or personal matters is stress-free and reassuring. He is committed and generous with his time, and always seeks to ensure that we as clients have a thorough understanding of what he is undertaking. David’s expertise, and that of the Cavell Leitch team, has been and continues to be greatly appreciated.”








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Level 3, BNZ Centre
111 Cashel Mall
Christchurch 8011

PO Box 799
Christchurch 8140

Telephone: +64 3 379 9940


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