About Us

“To the heart of what matters”

Our tagline was developed just before the Canterbury earthquakes in 2011 and it saw us through those difficult times.

We are a New Zealand-owned company that has been serving our clients since 1948. Our aim is not only to provide sound legal advice, but to also find solutions which deliver the best practical outcome for those we represent.

Our history

In 2023 we are marking our 75th year in practice.

Our founder Glyn Parry was joined in partnership by Brian Field in the early 1950s. Since the late 1970s Peter van Rij,  Ken Lord and Grant Adams have each led the firm into a new period of growth. Today we have grown to 11 partners, around 80 staff and operate from four locations. Parry Field Lawyers incorporated as a company under the Companies Act 1993 on 1 July 2021.

To the heart of what matters

We see our clients in a rounded way and want to help them with ‘what really matters’, for legal services and beyond, where appropriate.  With our growing team we are excited by what the future holds and look forward to continuing to provide exceptional legal services to our valued clients.

Our Vision

Heart: Provide practical legal guidance while integrating our core values into our practice.
Team: Implement a team environment that unleashes and empowers every individual.
Growth: Develop new and enduring relationships. Explore innovative approaches to legal practice.

What makes us unique

Our teams work closely together in the areas of Property, Advisory and Disputes. We think that gives us unique advantages as we can be fast moving and nimble. Having the size to deal with major transactions, our rates are more competitive than larger operators.

We specialise in the representation of non-profit, tax-exempt organisations, including charities, charitable trusts, private foundations, social enterprises, social welfare organisations, public and private schools, (whether company-sponsored or family- endowed), tertiary institutions, churches and religious organisations as well as organisations that support this sector.

Property: Our property specialists offer comprehensive advice on matters of all sizes. At the end of the day, you are not just another client. We want to personally help you achieve your property goals, whether big or small, with confidence.

Advisory: We support those involved in business, whether big or small, and whether at the early stages in forming a company or entering into a joint venture, ongoing support and compliance, raising capital, or assisting with the sale of the business to a purchaser.

Disputes: We act for individuals and organisations – providing comprehensive, pragmatic legal advice, combined with pro-active and creative solutions.

We have helped a variety of clients with their legal structures and getting things set up right – these are short insights into some of their journeys about how we worked with them and what our legal input meant.  Stories are powerful and we love to know that our clients are out there helping change the World for the better so we will be adding to these over time. Click the link here to read more.