Richard Neave


I am a specialist in commercial, property and trust law. My practice covers a wide range of commercial activities and advice including commercial and residential property transactions and commercial developments.

I act on behalf of many clients buying and selling businesses and property and commercial leasing for both tenants and landlords.

I also have a strong interest and expertise in the area of trust law including, trust deed drafting, personal property, asset protection, estate planning, structuring and family succession. I am an independent trustee of many trusts on behalf of clients and hold a number of trusteeships and am an expertise in significant charitable trusts.

I am a past convener of the Canterbury District Law Society and Property Law Committee and honouree solicitor to a number of non-profit and recreational entities.

I have strong interests in sport, travel, and history.