About us

Tavendale and Partners is a leading New Zealand law firm, based in the South Island, but providing legal services and support throughout the country.

As trusted advisors to individuals, families and businesses, we work with our clients to navigate challenges, create opportunities, and open the doors to success. Whether we are taking instructions for a Will or working on a complex corporate project, our approach is the same: fresh, innovative and personalised.

With particular expertise in agribusiness and commercial law, we are proud to work with some of the most reputable businesses in the world. From grassroots family farming operations, to offshore investors and large corporates, our clients are at the top of their game.

To us, building a relationship with our clients, means understanding what matters to them, their family and their business. From there, our strength is bringing together the necessary expertise to deliver on the project at hand. We are big picture lawyers, but we never compromise on detail.

With offices throughout Canterbury, we consider ourselves local experts. However, our ability to venture further, advise remotely, and utilise the connections made with other professionals, has created a nationwide reach that continues to grow.

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Vision

Tavendale and Partners isn’t just a name, it’s our mission. We believe in partnering with you to create opportunities and open the doors to success. Whether it is protecting your family legacy or guiding your business through complex legal issues as you expand into new markets, we’re alongside you and your team.

Careers & culture

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At Tavendale and Partners, we do things differently. We work hard, but don’t just measure value in hours billed or tasks performed. We’re interested in new ideas, fresh thinking, and an innovative approach to solving our clients’ problems. We know that our team is at their best when they are supported, so we always make that a priority.

We believe that investing in our people is an investment in our clients’ success. Flexible working hours and an enjoyable team culture are our norm, but supporting our people does not stop there. We encourage them to embrace new experiences and pursue whatever interests them outside of work, recognising that this will be different for everyone.

If you share our passion for collaboration, growth and success, or are looking to invest in a team that invests in you, get in touch. Let’s talk about you + us.

Community

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Caring for our communities is at the heart of what we do. We are proud to have developed strong partnerships with local organisations who share our vision and are committed to improving the future of our communities.

As a firm, we support the Christchurch Foundation, providing pro-bono legal support to assist the incredible philanthropic work and projects they implement throughout Christchurch. We do the same for New Zealand Young Farmers, supporting them as they invest in the next generation of primary industry experts.

You’ll also see us supporting local events and pitching in around the community, both as individuals and as a team. If you see us out and about, come say hello and feel free to lend a hand.

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