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Geoff Saunders

Geoff Saunders retired as a Partner on the 31st of March 2018. He established the firm in 1998 and has gained great satisfaction from its growth and market reputation.

Geoff retains a limited consulting arrangement with SRB in the area of Trusts and related legal services.  He also retains a strong interest in providing consulting services to sports and other related organisations.  Geoff has served on various Boards, both national and local, and was made a life member of Canterbury Golf in 2011.  He still provides advice to various sports organisations.

Some of Geoff's recent work includes:

  • Overseeing complex residential and commercial insurance claims and assisting our Insurance Law Team
  • Advising numerous clients in respect of commercial property projects in Christchurch's CBD, including compulsory acquisitions of land by the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) for the redevelopment of Christchurch's CBD
  • Advising in respect of the development of various resort and club golf courses
  • Acting for the operating entity of a major New Zealand sports stadium for in excess of 30 years
  • Advising clients on high value farming and business succession issues
  • Named as a leading expert in the field of "Sports and Entertainment" by Who's Who Legal in 2013
  • Past director of New Zealand Golf
  • Previous Chairman of the the Michael Hill New Zealand Open (golf)
  • Previous Chairman of the New Zealand Women's Open (golf)
  • Life Member of the Canterbury Golf Association
  • Honorary solicitor for the New Zealand Royal Life Saving Society
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