The origins of the firm began over 155 years ago. The name “Pitt & Moore” is believed to be one of the oldest unchanged legal brand names in New Zealand.
We continue to be proud of the high calibre of people who have called Pitt & Moore home at some stage during their careers.

Welcome to the team Rhys Thompson

Our Nelson office is excited to welcome our newest team member Rhys Thompson.

Rhys joins our busy Commercial Team as a Senior Solicitor. He brings substantial experience gained from working as a commercial lawyer in Auckland.

With Rhys’ broad knowledge in local, national and international business across a range of industries, he will be focussing on assisting the Commercial Team with acquisitions, structuring and re-structuring and commercial contracts.

Rhys’ appointment will further enrich Pitt & Moore’s Commercial Team.

Pitt & Moore now has 9 Partners, 2 Associates, 7 Senior Solicitors, 3 Solicitors and 8 other legal staff.

Welcome to the team Victoria Agnew

Our Nelson office is excited to welcome Victoria Agnew as a Solicitor to our Trusts and Inheritance Planning team.

Victoria recently relocated to Nelson after working for a law firm in the Canterbury region. Her focus at Pitt & Moore will be on assisting clients with inheritance and estate planning, wills, trusts and general property matters.

This appointment adds further expertise and experience to our client offering which will in turn empower Pitt & Moore to continue to provide excellent service to our clients.

Firm Promotion

The Partners at Pitt & Moore are delighted to announce Andrea Halloran’s promotion to Partner effective from 1 April 2020.
We congratulate and welcome Andrea Halloran to the partnership. She is an outstanding professional trusted by clients to provide high quality, reliable and technically excellent advice.
Andrea specialises in resource management, relationship property and trust and estate litigation.
Contact her today on 03 545 6701 or

Pitt & Moore Lawyers Bolsters its Commercial, Property, Trusts and Litigation Teams

The Partners are very pleased to announce new additions to our Commercial, Property, Trusts and Litigation Teams.
With the growth in work we are seeing from new and existing clients we have further strengthened our teams by recruiting the following talented legal professionals:
  • Sarah Rees, Associate – joins our Commercial Property, Development and Leasing Team bringing with her extensive experience in banking and finance, property finance transactions, as well as commercial contracts.

    She has advised large international financial institutions and corporate borrowers as well as sellers and purchasers of assets, both domestically and cross-border.

  • Sarah Thompson, Solicitor – joins our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team and is expanding her core areas of practice to include relationship property and resource management.

    She has previously acted in a wide variety of practice areas, including defamation, advertising, intellectual property, food and beverage, health and safety, construction, insurance, tax and contractual disputes.

  • Dawn Wetzel, Legal Executive – joins our Property/ Conveyancing Team and is based in our Richmond office. Dawn offers a friendly, responsive and efficient conveyancing service.
  • Anna Emmelmann, Trusts Administrator – deals with all aspects of trust administration for the firm and is the primary point of contact for clients concerning all of their trust related matters.
  • Kate Redgrove, Legal Executive – joins our Property/Conveyancing Team in our Nelson office. Kate’s primary practice consists of residential conveyancing sales and purchases, refinancing matters and assisting our team with subdivisions.
These appointments add further expertise and experience to our client offering, across the full range of legal services. We strive to deliver the highest quality legal work and service to our clients.