Covid-19 : Alert Level 2 – Our Nelson and Richmond offices have reopened for business. Please view our Appointment Guidelines.

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.

Recognition well deserved

Great news here at Pitt & Moore, a number of promotions within our team.

We are happy to let our clients and the wider community know that Emma Marshall, who joined us earlier this year as an Associate, is joining the Partnership from April 1, 2022, to lead the Senior Law and Estates Team.

Emma returned to Nelson to practice law in 2007 after stints in London and Lausanne, Switzerland and has a wealth of experience in succession planning and Trust Law. We are thrilled to have Emma take on this role.

And the promotions within our team don’t stop there. Congratulations also to Senior Solicitors Elly Fleming, Heather Collins, Rhys Thompson, Tessa North and Yvanca Clarisse, who have all been promoted to Associate roles within the firm. Sarah Thompson, meanwhile, has also been promoted to Senior Solicitor.

We strive to deliver the highest quality legal work, by ensuring we have the best people.

Congratulations again to Emma, Elly, Heather, Rhys, Tessa, Yvanca and Sarah, whose promotions are a recognition of the incredible achievements they have made for our clients, and the expertise they bring to the Pitt & Moore team.

150 years – and still growing!

𝗣𝗶𝘁𝘁 & 𝗠𝗼𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝟵 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀, 7 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀, 4 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀, 2 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟴 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗳𝗳.

Pitt & Moore Presenting at Immigration Law Conference in Auckland

Pitt & Moore Lawyers are presenting at the Legalwise Immigration Law Conference in Auckland on Professional Conduct Issues in Practice.

The Conference will be held on 11th of November 2021 and will focus on latest developments in immigration law and policy. Attendees can earn up to 7 CPD hours.

In their joint presentation, Marty Logan and Elly Fleming will cover recent case law and provide tips for practitioners on how to manage compliance risk.

To register for this conference please go to:

What sets Pitt & Moore Lawyers apart is that we are experts in immigration law and practice, but also in employment law. This means that we can advise on all immigration/compliance/visa-related issues as well as employment issues. We can ensure that you receive comprehensive legal advice on all aspects applicable to your particular circumstances. Contact us today on +64 (0)3 548 8348 or  

Alert Level 2: Our offices are open for business

We’re pleased to announce that our Nelson and Richmond offices have reopened on 8th of September 2021. We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our clients, team members and our community. We will be observing physical distancing rules and have set up our meeting rooms to meet the government’s guidelines.

We are committed to playing our part in controlling the spread of coronavirus and have taken all necessary measures to ensure our offices are safe, hygienic environments for everyone.

We recommend that clients call ahead to book a face to face meeting or use our website to get in touch.

For clients who prefer not to attend our offices, we will continue to offer professional service through the means of technology, online meetings, email communication and over the phone.

When attending our offices, we kindly ask that you follow the instructions of our team and signage.

We will continue to monitor and review the situation, and act on all government advice issued in response to this evolving situation.

Thank you to all our loyal clients for your continuing support and take care.

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 – 12 to be exact including Dutch, German, Russian, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, 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