Saunders Robinson Brown

Saunders Robinson Brown

Also practising at 8 Durham St, Rangiora Also practising at Level 1, 322 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, and 8 Durham St, Rangiora

Operating as usual

Current Vacancies 14/04/2021

Current Vacancies

We are on the hunt for a superstar Executive Assistant, who believes in excellence as a standard, to join our Business Services team. This is a critical role which will support the General Manager and management team, as well as leading the Business Services Administration Team and PA support service delivery, ensuring the efficient day to day management of the office. As well as having fantastic administrative skills, most importantly you'll be an excellent communicator who builds relationships easily. To find out more click here:

Current Vacancies Executive AssistantWe are looking for an experienced Executive Assistant to join our City office. The position will be responsible for providing executive assistant support services to the General Manager and the management team.You will be a leader in the firm responsible for leading the Business S...

Women in Governance Awards 2021 : Governance New Zealand 08/04/2021

Women in Governance Awards 2021 : Governance New Zealand

Nominations for the 2021 national Women in Governance Awards are open! SRB Managing Partner, Anna Fox, has been selected for the judging panel and is looking forward to learning more about the exceptional talent we have in this country. So if you or your organisation is a champion for promoting greater gender balance and diversity in governance submit your nomination for one of the 6 Award categories now! Entries close 23 April. More details can be found here:

Women in Governance Awards 2021 : Governance New Zealand The national Women in Governance Awards programme recognises and celebrates innovation, excellence, creativity and commitment to diversity by both organisations and individuals.


We are happy to announce the promotion of Tyler Brown to the SRB Partnership Team! Tyler is a valued and loyal member of our Litigation Team, who has grown his practice and emerged as a leader across the firm. Congratulations Tyler from the entire SRB Team!
#srblaw #promotion #partner


The SRB offices will be closed over the Easter holiday weekend, including Good Friday and Easter Monday. We will re-open from 8.30am on Tuesday 6th April. We wish everyone a happy easter break!
#srblaw #officehours #easter 23/03/2021

Big changes for investors and first home buyers

The Government has today announced major housing policy changes in a bid to bring New Zealand's rampant property market under control. Solicitor, Callan Wilson, has summarised these changes and what they will mean for both investors and first home buyers:
#srblaw #propertylaw #brightlinetest #firsthomebuyers #propertyinvestors As the nationwide median property value soared to a record $750,000 in January, the Labour Government have today announced big changes that will imminently affect both property investors and first home buyers. Below is a summary of some of the key changes: 22/03/2021

Is your Drug & Alcohol Policy on point?

When was the last time you reviewed your organisation's Drug & Alcohol Policy? In this article Solicitor, Ramses Hunt, discusses why a recent Employment Relations Authority decision has implications for employers and the safe running of their business:
#srblaw #drugandalcoholpolicy #employmentlaw Employers should review their drug and alcohol policies following a determination of the Employment Relations Authority (Authority). Ambiguous drug and alcohol policies may not give employers the level of control needed for the safe running of their business. 19/03/2021


"The authenticity of their team culture is what truly stood out to me... This is a firm that genuinely prioritises its people and I love being excited not only about my work but the place that I work." (Emily Mullaly, SRB Summer Clerk 2020/21). Thinking about your summer clerk applications for the end of the year? Applications close 5 April 2021. Find out what our last summer clerks had to say about their time with us:
#srblaw #summerclerks Applications are now open for our 2021/2022 Summer Clerkship Programme. Applications close on 5 April 2021. 15/03/2021


We're on the hunt for our 2021/22 SRB summer clerks! If you're a 3rd or 4th year law student interested in gaining real world experience in a firm which prides itself on making a real difference to clients then we want to talk to you. Click here to see what one of our previous summer clerks, Eva Hansen, thought of her experience:
#srblaw #summerclerks #testimonial Applications are now open for our 2021/2022 Summer Clerkship Programme. Applications close on 5 April 2021.


The UC Law and Criminal Justice Recruitment Evening is on tonight! We are in the Undercroft, James Hight Building until 8pm. Come have a chat with our team and hear from our past Summer Clerks. We would love to meet with you!


Happyhire's Eats & Beats at Victoria Park, Rangiora is on this weekend! A fantastic family event, sponsored by SRB, where you can enjoy food, music and entertainment into the evening on Saturday night. Get along and enjoy the fun!
#srblaw #sponsorship Rangiora Promotions 04/03/2021


Are you a 3rd or 4th year law student looking for a summer clerkship opportunity at the end of this year? Come along and visit us at the University of Canterbury Law and Justice recruitment evening this Wednesday 10th March from 6-8pm. You'll find us at Undercroft, James Hight Building, Table 11. Members of the SRB team and our summer clerks from this past summer will be there to tell you all about their SRB experience! We look forward to meeting you!
#srblaw #summerclerks Applications for our 2021/2022 Summer Clerkship Programme are now open.


We're proud supporters of Te Rangatahi Tumanako (The Youth Hope Trust) which provides mentoring and support for vulnerable young men in Canterbury through a dedicated program of physical activities and events. The team from Te Rangatahi Tumanako recently completed the Coast to Coast event and did an amazing job! Well done guys! You should be so proud!
#srblaw #sponsorship


We're proud to announce the promotion of Natalie Kong to Associate. Natalie is a high calibre, capable and committed team member of our Commercial and Property Teams. Congratulations Natalie - very well deserved!
#srblaw #promotion


We're looking forward to sponsoring Rangiora Promotions Eats & Beats - a festival of food and music at Victoria Park, Rangiora on Saturday 13th March! It's a free event so take the family down for live music, great entertainment including fire dancers, gourmet food markets and craft beer and wine! It's a fantastic evening out! #srblaw #eatsandbeats #sponsorship #supportingourcommunity More details here

[02/14/21]   Following the government's announcement that New Zealand (outside of the Auckland region) is now at Alert Level 2 we wanted to update you that most SRB staff will continue to work from our offices, while some of the team will begin to work from home.

The health and safety of our clients and staff is our top priority and all visitors to our premises will need to follow our Covid-19 Health & Safety procedures.

Stay safe.

#srblaw #covid19 #alertlevel2 09/02/2021

Current Vacancies

The SRB team is growing! We're now on the hunt for both an IT Support person and another Trust Accountant. You'll join a supportive team environment that is big on collaboration and both positions will be based in our modern riverside city office. If you'd like to find out more detail about either position then click here for further information:
#srblaw #vacancies Senior ReceptionistWe are looking for a dynamic, outgoing, engaging and motivated full-time Senior Receptionist to join our friendly team.You will have previous office experience in the legal industry and possess a natural ability to build relationships and deliver an excellent customer experience.P... 08/02/2021

Current Vacancies

We're looking for a superstar to fill one of the most important client service roles within our firm - our Senior Receptionist position. We'd like to talk to you if you're dynamic, outgoing and have a natural ability to easily build relationships. As well as being a natural communicator you'll also have excellent administration skills. If this sounds like you then click through below and get in touch!
#srblaw #jobvacancy #receptionist Property Solicitor/Legal ExecutiveWe are looking for a Solicitor with a minimum of three years of property law experience or a Legal Executive with a minimum of four years of property law experience to join our thriving property team. We work with a broad range of clients including individuals, smal... 26/01/2021

Modernising NZ's Rental Laws - what you need to know

New Zealand's rental laws are being modernised next month with phase two of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act coming into force on February 11th. SRB Summer Clerk, Eva Hansen, looks at how the new laws will affect tenants and landlords:
#srblaw #tenants #landlords #propertylaw Phase two of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 (Act) will take effect on 11 February 2020. The Act has introduced new laws that affect both tenants and landlords. 20/01/2021

Current Vacancies

New year. New you? We are looking for a Property Solicitor/Legal Executive to join our busy busy Property Team. Supporting the team you will be involved with a broad range of property transactions from residential conveyancing, financing arrangements, subdivisions and general property matters. Professionalism, excellent time management and communication skills are essential to this position as well as the desire to provide fantastic client service. To find out more visit our website:
#srblaw #propertysolicitor #christchurchnz Family AssociateEnjoy flexible working hours.We are looking for a capable family lawyer who has a minimum of 4 to 7 years PQE to join our thriving litigation team. We work with a broad range of clients including individuals, small and medium sized businesses, and companies. 20/12/2020

Director’s Duties: Three things to take from the Debut Homes Ltd decision

Director's duties are in the spotlight - Partner Melissa Borcoski and Summer Clerk Eva Hansen outline the three key points to take away from the recent Debut Homes Ltd decision around directors' duties under the Companies Act:
#srblaw #CompaniesAct #directorsduties In recent a decision, Madsen-Ries v Cooper, the Supreme Court re-visited the duties owed by a director of a company under the Companies Act 1993 (“Act”). The Court overruled the decision of the Court of Appeal and took a literal interpretation of directors’ duties under the Act. 17/12/2020

New tax disclosure obligations for Trustees

Are you a Trustee? Senior Associate Tanya Speight discusses the significant new tax disclosure obligations for Trustees under the recently introduced Taxation Bill - read more here:
#srblaw #trustee #taxationbill The new Taxation (Income Tax Rate and Other Amendments) Bill introduced into Parliament on 2 December 2020 introduces significant new disclosure obligations for Trustees.


As part of SRB's 'Business for Good' program we work with Kilmarnock Enterprises on a range of initiatives and activities - including their Health & Wellbeing Programme. This year we've sponsored qualified yoga instructor Stacey from The Yogi Tribe to run classes with the Kilmarnock Team - feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we're proud to be supporting the health and wellbeing of our local Christchurch community.
#srblaw #businessforgood #kilmarnockenterprises #yogitribe 29/11/2020

The Privacy Act 2020

The Privacy Act 2020 comes into force tomorrow - modernising New Zealand's current privacy laws given the huge advancement in technology since the Privacy Act 1993. Our Associates Vanessa Baakman and Rebecca Mao discuss how this will affect your business and what you need to do.
#srblaw #privacyact2020 How will it affect your business and what do you need to do?


A big welcome to our summer clerks Emily Mullaly and Eva Hansen who are joining the SRB team for the next couple of months. Emily and Eva will spend time in each of our teams: Commercial, Property, Litigation and Trusts & Estates while they are with us. It's great to have you both on board!
#srblaw #summerclerks 24/11/2020

Sir Bob Charles - The Biography

Are you a keen golfer or know someone who is? Saunders Robinson Brown is proud to promote "Sir Bob Charles - The Biography" - authored by one of SRB's founding Partners Geoff Saunders. A stunning in-depth study of the life and times of this great New Zealand sportsman - order your copy for Christmas using the link below:
#srblaw #nzgolf #sirbobcharles Sir Bob Charles Bob Golf Official Bob Charles Biography Book Sir Bob New Zealand's Greatest Golfer and Iconic New Zealand Sportsman Bob Charles Book Sports Book Bob Charles Left Handed Golfer Mens Christmas Present Golf Biography Sir Bob Charles Golf Career Sir Bob Charles knighted Bob Charles Touri... 23/11/2020

Current Vacancies

Do you work in Family Law and are looking for a new opportunity with flexible working hours? We'd like to talk to you if you are a capable family lawyer with 4-7 years experience and are interested in a Family Associate position. You will advise clients on a broad range of family matters and provide general support to our litigation team. Most importantly you'll be empathetic and strive to deliver a fantastic client experience. If you'd like to work in a supportive team located in modern riverside offices in the central city of Christchurch then apply today
#srblaw #familylaw #associate Family AssociateEnjoy flexible working hours.We are looking for a capable family lawyer who has a minimum of 4 to 7 years PQE to join our thriving litigation team. We work with a broad range of clients including individuals, small and medium sized businesses, and companies.


Don't forget The Gardens of Fernside and Family Market Day event in beautiful North Canterbury is on this Sunday 22nd November from 10am. SRB is proud to sponsor Garden 3 on the tour: Doberman House. It will be a fabulous day out with gourmet food, live music, a pimms tent, boutique market, cake stall and more. Check out the page and buy your tickets today!
#srblaw #sponsorship #gardensoffernside


Saunders Robinson Brown will be closed for Anniversary Day on Friday 13 November - enjoy your long weekend Canterbury!
#srblaw #CanterburyAnniversary #cupandshowweek 09/11/2020

The New Trusts Act:

A new Trusts Act 2019 comes into force on 30 January 2021 - Partner Jeff Kenny and Senior Associate Tanya Speight discuss the implications this will have for anyone currently involved in a Trust. Click below to learn more or share with those this will impact
#srblaw #TrustLaw What does this mean for settlors, trustees and beneficiaries?


We are proud to announce the promotion of Rebecca Mao to the position of Associate within the Commercial Team at SRB. An extremely valued team member Rebecca assists in commercial leasing, refinancing, Intellectual Property protection, business sale and purchases, share sale and purchases and legal advice in general. Congratulations Rebecca!
#srblaw #commerciallaw #associate #promotion


The SRB team had a fantastic time at the 5km Corporate Challenge run around Hagley Park yesterday evening. And a big congratulations to our girls Cecelia, Libby and Megan who won the Women's Section and the Legal Section of the run!
#srblaw #corporatechallenge


Thank you to all those who attended our Trust & Tax Law seminar for medical professionals last week - an informative session providing an update on the new Trust Law coming into force, how established trusts will be impacted and what trust structures should be considered with the upcoming increase in personal tax rates. Contact us below to learn more if this impacts you.
#srblaw #trustlaw #taxlaw


The Gardens of Fernside and Family Market Day event in beautiful North Canterbury is coming up on Sunday 22nd November from 10am. SRB is proud to sponsor Garden 3 on the tour: Doberman House. It will be a fabulous day out with gourmet food, live music, a pimms tent, boutique market, cake stall and more. Check out the page and buy your tickets today!
#srblaw #sponsorship #gardensoffernside

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Level 2, 130 Kilmore Street

General information

Saunders Robinson Brown is one of Canterbury's leading law firms. We provide specialist legal advice with a particular focus on commercial law, property law, trusts and estates, civil litigation and employment law. In addition to our core practice areas we provide specialist advice in insurance law and sports law. Our team have acted for both policy holders and insurers on both general and liability claims. We also act for many sporting organisations and individual sports people from different codes

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00
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