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

Change to Trustee Tax rate – is a Trust still useful?

The Government announced a proposed increase of the trustee tax rate (from 33% to 39%) in Budget 2023. This change, due to take effect from 1 April 2024, would set the rate at which trustee income is taxed at the same as the top individual tax rate. The intention here is to prevent taxpayers from

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Know your obligations before signing up to a conditional house purchase

An example of the critical importance of purchasers understanding their obligations under conditional sale and purchase agreements is the Strack v Grey case. (Strack v Grey [2019] NZCA 432) What Happened Essentially Grey, an Otago businessman who owned a property in Mosgiel, wanted to buy the Strack’s property in Dunedin. Grey wanted to put in

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Fencing – Get it Right

You can change friends but not neighbours … or so the saying goes. So it’s all the more important to try to maintain friendly – or at least cordial relations with your neighbours. When it comes to boundary fences, these relationships can come under additional pressure, so it’s important to do things well and to

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Incorporated Societies Act changes in the air – do you need to do anything?

Incorporated societies law needed a face lift. The statute which largely regulates the affairs of the many thousands of incorporated societies in New Zealand was passed in 1908! Since that time the whole sector has grown considerably. These days incorporated societies can be significant operations. The Incorporated Societies Act 1908 simply doesn’t fit well with

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Why we need to ask you for information

Information Requirements New Zealand has passed a law called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“the AML/CFT law” for short). The purpose of the law reflects New Zealand’s commitment to the international initiative to counter the impact that criminal activity has on people and economies within the global community. Recent changes

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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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