Our Story

About Us

Your Success. Our Focus.

Putting our clients first is the foundation of our firm and has always been reflected in our values over the years. We understand that our clients come to see us for a variety of different reasons but ultimately our focus is the same for everyone - working alongside you to achieve the best result.

Located in Christchurch City and Rangiora we are a mid-sized firm with strong capabilities and expertise – this combination of our size and expertise allows our team to focus on building authentic connections and long-term relationships, while providing personalised service and market leading expertise.

Our business is organised across the core practice group areas of: Commercial, Property, Trusts & Estates, Dispute Resolution and Family. Within these groups we have various specialty areas.

Our People offer a diverse array of backgrounds, cultures, experiences and skills all of which means we approach issues and challenges with a unique perspective when developing solutions for you.

Our diversity leads us to support a wide range of charities, social enterprises and community groups through our sponsorship and pro bono activity.

Irrespective of why you are working with us, we aim to provide strategic advice to add value to your future, helping you to progress with peace of mind. Your success is our focus.

Your Future. Our Focus.

Our People are the heart of our business.

As an employer we are a values-based, principles driven organisation. We pride ourselves on our commitment to professional growth, flexible work and other people oriented practices built around our core values which are linked to Clients, Commitment, Capability and Character.

We understand creating a supportive, collaborative and vibrant work environment for everyone is important not only for wellbeing but also for growth and development.

We aim to help all our people thrive and be their best. Your future is our focus.

Our History

A proudly Canterbury firm, Saunders Robinson Brown’s origins date back to 1998 when Geoff Saunders established his own sole practice as Geoff Saunders Business & Property Law. Strong growth led to Lee Robinson joining Geoff in 2001 and the formation of Saunders Robinson. Lee’s strong general and commercial practice, as well as his interest in sports law, was a natural fit with Geoff’s established practice.

In 2007 Saunders Robinson merged with William Brown Law, a law firm established in 1992 with strong North Canterbury roots, to form Saunders Robinson Brown. Now with over 80 staff, representing clients from all over New Zealand across the main practice group areas of Commercial, Litigation, Family & Relationship Property, Trusts & Estates and Property, Saunders Robinson Brown continues to grow and go from strength to strength.