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Brent Kelly Law is a boutique law firm based in Te Awamutu. Serving our clients throughout the Waikato and beyond, we have a proven track record providing responsive, affordable and expert legal advice on a range of issues. We specialise in property law, commercial law, rural law, succession planning, elder law, trust and estate law. Working to understand you and your needs, we are with you every step of the way through your major life events. 

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Our knowledgeable team has depth and breadth of expertise across a number of disciplines and industries.  

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We deliver easy-to-understand legal advice on a range of issues.  

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Business as usual as Mark Davies becomes Consultant

Brent Kelly Law Director Mark Davies will step down as a Director at Brent Kelly Law, effective from Friday 1 October 2021. It will be business as usual, as Mark stays on as a consultant with theRead more

New legislation on property tax has been released

Proposed legislation has been released on property tax changes which were first announced on March 23rd 2021. The legislation will head to select committee and pass by next March as an amendment toRead more

A Family Affair

John Forlong lived a long and happy life, spending the last 35 years at his rural property in Pokuru. When he passed away, the Forlong / Te Brake family sought the help of Priya Takhar at Brent KellyRead more

Linda’s Legacy

Trust Account Administrator / Legal Secretary Linda Taylor has had a long and lustrous legal career. Known for her patient, calm demeanour, clients love to deal with her. As she steps back toRead more

Tenancy Law and Farm Landlords

Are you a farm owner providing accommodation to employees? Many farmers don’t realise they are legally obligated to comply with the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. In this blog, we recap the rulesRead more

What you need to know: Buying Property off the Plans

With residential land and housing in short supply, and an incredibly competitive housing market, buying a new home off the plans is becoming more and more common. Here we look at what you need toRead more

What are the bright-line and investment property tax policy changes?

Earlier in the year the Government announced new policy for residential property including extension of the bright-line test period from 5 to 10 years, and removal of tax deductions on investmentRead more

Property counteroffers – don’t get caught out

With a hot property market like New Zealand’s, it is common to see some back-and-forth negotiation on price, including making a counteroffer. In this blog we drill down into a recent High Court casRead more

A dream come true

When Courtney Kahura and husband Anthony bought their first home in Te Awamutu, they sought help from Brent Kelly Law Partner Alex McIvor to help them make their dream a reality. Read more

Chasing that good feeling

New to the Brent Kelly Law Team, Senior Legal Executive Kathryn Horton started her career out as an Office Junior almost 25 years ago and worked her way up to her current role. We catch up with herRead more

Welcoming Emma

Recent Brent Kelly Law recruit Emma Gedye has spent most of her life living and working in Te Awamutu. Joining our team as a Law Clerk, she’s full of energy and passion for the law. We catch upRead more

Service Updates and Turn Around Times

Brent Kelly Law is currently operating under Covid-19 Alert Level 2, and offering a virtual service where possible via phone / internet.  We are also currently extremely busy with large volumes ofRead more

What are our clients saying?

“You've been with us through some key changes; selling our first home, purchasing another,
starting a family and setting up our wills, enduring power of attorney and family trust.
You have our back, whatever we need” 

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