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List of notable or famous lawyers from New Zealand, with bios and photos, including the top lawyers born in New Zealand and even some popular lawyers who immigrated to New Zealand. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Kiwi lawyers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These lawyers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known lawyer from New Zealand is included when available.

Examples of people on this list include Charles Chauvel and Bill Hastings.

This historic lawyers from New Zealand list can help answer the questions "Who are some Kiwi lawyers of note?" and "Who are the most famous lawyers from New Zealand?" These prominent lawyers of New Zealand may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Kiwi lawyers.

Use this list of renowned Kiwi lawyers to discover some new lawyers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (122 items)
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Alfred Brandon


Alfred de Bathe Brandon was the Mayor of Wellington, New Zealand from 1893 to 1894. Brandon was the son of Member of Parliament Alfred Brandon. He married Louisa Kebbell, the second daughter of Thomas Kebbell, an early Wellington pioneer, in 1879. They had three sons and three daughters. Brandon was one of the first eight boys who enrolled at Wellington College when it first opened. In 1872 he was granted one of the first scholarships to the University of New Zealand. In 1875 he attended Trinity Hall, Cambridge, England and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1878. Brandon was admitted to the Bar at Middle Temple. On his return to New Zealand he was admitted as a barristor and solicitor to the ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1854-1938)


Alfred Humphrey Hindmarsh was a New Zealand politician, lawyer and unionist. He died in the 1918 influenza epidemic. ...more

Age: Died at 58 (1860-1918)

Birthplace: Port Elliot, Australia

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Anand Satyanand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from New Zealand
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Sir Anand Satyanand GNZM QSO KStJ is a former lawyer, judge and ombudsman. He was the 19th Governor-General of New Zealand. He is now Chair of the Commonwealth Foundation. ...more

Age: 73

Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

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Sir Arthur Robert Guinness (1846–1913) Liberal  Tenure 1903-1913 (died in office)Arthur Robert Guinness was born at Calcutta, India, the son of Francis Hart Vicesimus Guinness Catherine Marion ( nee Richardson) and Immigrated toNew Zealand with his parents on the Tory in 1852. He was educated at Christ’s College, In 1875, married Miss Westbrook, daughter of Mr James Westbrook of  Lauceston Cornwall UKbecame a lawyer and practiced on the West Coast for 46 years, being a notary public from1888. He became active in West Coast politics and was elected to the first Grey County Council(of which he was chairman for nine years and a member 1876-90). He was elected toParliament as MP for Grey in ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1846-1913)

Birthplace: Kolkata, India

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