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The "Smart Supportive Lawyers"

We hear it all the time – the relief people have when they find a lawyer who really understands them.

Our difference is a deep respect and care for our clients, beyond down to earth “straight up” communication. Our lawyers genuinely want to do good for people and the communities in and around Nelson and Westport where we offer legal services. We’re proud to say that we are achieving that and the great feedback spurs us on. We are an all-women, highly qualified, feisty team of lawyers with heart, integrity and great heads for business. It’s a combination that makes our clients feel as all clients should – that they have rock solid support, legally and personally.


We’re rural so we love fieldwork! Providing legal services to the wider regions of Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough, and the West Coast for all your rural, commercial and general legal requirements.

Our core legal work is in the provinces where we live, but we travel the length of New Zealand for our clients when needed.


Enjoying and supporting community is second nature to us as. This intimate knowledge of our region’s challenges combined with our legal and business expertise helps us to serve you better. Read about our people, your team.


Our online legal services focus on your needs and has the benefit of efficiency. Make and create your own legal documents. Fast, Affordable and Stress-free.


We provide legal services to the wider regions of Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough, and the West Coast. We are active members of Law Alliance New Zealand. We will remain provincial in our provision of legal services as it allows us to specialise and be hands-on “involved” in the way we know works best for people. We have developed a structure that allows us to be more agile and responsive to clients’ legal needs, and run our practice as a caring efficient business. Our specialist legal areas are Rural Law, Property Law and Commercial Law – and we offer the full range of legal services in Asset Protection and Planning, Civil Dispute and Family Law.


This is where we let you know about any interesting, important articles and what is happening at Stevens Orchard Lawyers.

Leaving chattels under a will

There is a presumption often made by the will maker that they can leave the chattels they have to the executors and the family to sort out once they have…

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Taxes on utes rules

The Government is taking action in line with the advice of the Climate Change Commission to increase uptake of low emission vehicles by introducing a range of measures that will…

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When rural farm debt requires solutions

All businesses have their financial ups and downs and farming businesses are no exception. A new act, the Farm Debt Mediation Act 2019, is designed to assist, while also avoiding…

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Enduring Power of Attorneys – A brief guide

Life can be uncertain and we never know what is just around the corner. No matter what age you are, anyone could have an accident or become seriously ill. In…

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Let us do the worrying. That is what we are here for: to make it easy and get it sorted.


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