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

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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New Enduring Power of Attorney Forms

New Enduring Powers of Attorney Forms There have been recent legislative changes (to the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988) which will affect those seeking to make Enduring Powers of Attorney. Some of these changes include: (a) less restrictive requirements for mutual appointments (b)  the adoption of standard explanations to explain the effects

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Your Digital Legacy

In this increasingly “digital” world  , have you ever stopped and thought about what might happen upon your death in terms of what becomes of your “digital” information. More and more of us are conducting our lives in cyberspace and therefore much of the information about us, our activities, interests, etc are contained in various

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Too Busy To Ask For Business!

Those of us who are flat out doing what we do best often find ourselves in the position whereby we are “too busy” doing what we do to realise that we all need a steady flow of new work and/or repeat work. Have you ever thought that simply by going about your work and dealing

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Welcome we have upgraded our Blog

Welcome to the upgraded PGL blog. We want this to be a forum for some positive observations and comments rather than too much of the grizzles and gripes. What are the issues that really concern you? What tends to get you more excited than anything else? (be polite…). Let me start the ball rolling. One

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Business – time to sharpen up?

Business – time to sharpen up? There is an old saying – “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”. In tough times such as we are all experiencing at present, we are finding that businesses are benefiting from analyzing their approaches, philosophy and the way they go about doing things. some would say

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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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