About Us

Paul Gallagher Legal is the present day incarnation of the oldest and longest established Law firms in Albany. Since 1958 we have grown and evolved in much the same way as the Albany area itself and we pride ourselves on being a part of the community here and we invite you to draw on our wealth of local knowledge and experience. We have now entered a new era having moved from Albany Village to North Harbour after 57 years – quite an achievement in itself.

Our Services

Personal Services

Wills and Codicils

Powers of Attorney

Enduring Powers of Attorney

Asset Protection

General Contracts

Employment Contracts


Residential Sales and Purchases

Rural Sales and Purchases

Cross-Leasing, Farming

Building Contracts


The best time to engage Paul as a mediator or advocate is at the earliest possible time.


Adoption, Counselling, Custody and Access problems
Relationship Property, Separation, Child Support, Family Court Litigation

Recent Posts

A man’s home is his castle…

Or so the saying goes. True perhaps, but one of the problems with modern day castles is they may not have secure parapets and their locations can be known to all. Through the introduction and initial reading of the Companies (Address Information) Amendment Bill, Parliament is looking at allowing company directors to have their residential

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Upcoming changes to PROPERTY tax and TENANCY laws.

Alongside the changes to employment law, the National-ACT-NZ First coalition is bringing in major changes to the property sector. Among the most significant and those likely to affect many of our clients are: TENANCY AND RENTAL MARKET ADJUSTMENTS DEDUCTIBILITY OF MORTGAGE INTEREST FOR LANDLORDS From 1 April 2024, landlords may claim back 80% of the

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Probationary and Trial Periods: What’s the difference?

In our last Newsletter we covered the imminent changes to employment law flagged by the incoming Government. One of the most significant of these was the extension of the 90 trial period to all businesses, not just those with fewer than 20 employees. It will be interesting to see if this change will have any

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Should You Make a New Will if You and Your Spouse Separate?

If you are a client, it is likely that you will have heard from us about why you should have a Will. Sometimes changes to your life or family circumstances require a revision to the Will and this can be overlooked. It is not at all surprising that this can happen as the types of

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Professional services of the highest order
We have always found his advice, and that of his colleagues when they were required to act for Paul, to be excellent, completely reliable and professionally impeccable. We have no hesitation in giving Paul Gallagher Legal as a provider of legal services our highest recommendation.
Robert E. White
Trustworthy and dependable
More than 10 years ago when I bought a house in New Zealand for the first time, Paul Gallagher undertook the legal work on my behalf. His service was efficient, courteous and dependable... I would not hesitate to recommend the services of PGL to anyone in need of trustworthy and dependable legal representation in New Zealand.
Robert Gallacher
Sensible advice
Thanks for the very balanced and sensible advice you and your team have given us... We can always rely on your firm’s team for timely, friendly, and effective legal advice and support, and look forward to being able to continue this relationship for many years to come.”
Terry and Ali Goodall
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