Pitt & Moore News

The origins of the firm began over 157 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.

Farewell to Pitt & Moore partners



Farewell to
Pitt & Moore partners

Pitt & Moore farewelled Rob Lane and Mike McMellon from the partnership on 31 March 2022. Rob and Mike each made a huge contribution in making Pitt & Moore what it is today.

Pitt & Moore remains in great shape as the largest legal practice in Nelson. Emma Marshall has joined the partnership and leads the Trusts and Senior Law team formerly lead by Rob. Our partner Nick Mason now leads the Immigration Team formerly lead by Mike.

We acknowledge that Rob and Mike leave very big shoes to fill. We thank them for their contribution and wish them all the very best for their retirement.


Congratulations to Tascha Coleske on her admission to the bar.

Pitt & Moore are proud to congratulate Tascha Coleske on her admission to the bar which took place on 25 March in Wellington.

Tascha brings a bright and enthusiastic approach to her work and is focused on providing excellent client service.


New Solicitor joins the Commercial Team

Pitt & Moore would like to introduce Ralph Shaw, an emerging Commercial Solicitor. 

Ralph joined Pitt & Moore at the beginning of 2022 after practicing in Wellington, where he developed a passion for, and a strong foundation in, commercial and property related matters.

Pitt & Moore now has 9 Partners, 7 Associates, 4 Senior Associates, 2 Solicitors and 5 Paralegal staff.


We Speak Your Language

At Pitt & Moore we are proud that many of our lawyers and legal staff are fluent in their own native languages as well as many others – 10 to be exact including Dutch, German, Russian, Afrikaans, Hindi, Gujarati, Mandarin, Japanese, French and Italian. We also have a staff member who is a sign language speaker.

Sometimes it can be very difficult to discuss personal matters with a lawyer, however, the reason for this shouldn’t be because of a language barrier.

The ability to communicate in a native language means better support around the legal process as people seek legal advice or access to justice, or have discussions concerning immigration and visa processes.

The ability to speak your language is one of the ways we at Pitt & Moore make you feel more at ease, understood and help gain your trust.

To speak to one of our multilingual lawyers or legal staff contact us today on 03 548 8349 or mail@pittandmoore.co.nz.