Richard Neave


Richard is a specialist in commercial, business, property and trust law. His practice covers a wide range of commercial activities and advice including commercial advice, shareholder issues, property transactions and developments.

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

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Richard also has 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. He is an independent trustee of many trusts on behalf of clients and holds a number of trusteeships and has expertise in significant charitable trusts.

Richard's insights

I have a Trust, do I need a relationship property agreement?

29 September 2023

Shopping around: Further reforms to the Grocery sector continue to shake things up for the main players

29 September 2023

The Therapeutic Products Act 2023 - key information for manufacturers of medical devices

28 September 2023

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He tāngata

  • Past convener of the Canterbury District Law Society and Property Law Committee
  • Honouree solicitor to a number of non-profit and recreational entities

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