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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. 

Why choose us?

Looking for a lawyer who goes beyond the books? Here are some reasons why our clients work with us. 

Knowledgeable team

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

Practical legal advice

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

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Vacancy: Office Manager/ Trust Accountant

Brent Kelly Law is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Office Manager / Trust Accountant to head up our administration team and oversee the running of our office.  You will be a self-starterRead 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

Subdivision Successes with Brent Kelly Law

Having raised their family, owned a plumbing business and a dairy farm in the Waikato, semi-retired local couple Murray and Annette Davidson are now becoming keen property developers. Working withRead more

Alex Passionate about Property

Brent Kelly Law Director Alex McIvor is passionate about property, both as a Lawyer specialising in property law and as a property investor with his wife Jen when they’re not working at Brent KellyRead more

Are You Up to Speed with the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020?

Phase 1 changes related to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 came into force on 12 August 2020, affecting both tenants and landlords. In this article, we recap the key changes. If you’reRead more

Healthy Waterways – what does the policy mean for you?

The Government’s new Action for Healthy Waterways Package, announced 28 May, is aimed at introducing new policy in July 2020, to protect New Zealand’s waterways. Here we look at what it will meanRead more

Feels Like Home

Relocating back to New Zealand, Cameron Gray and fiancé Emma were looking for a place to call home. They called on the help of Brent Kelly Law Director Alex McIvor, who helped navigate them throughRead 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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