Since the Firm was established in 1884 by a former mayor of Christchurch, Arthur Rhodes, it has established a reputation as one of the leading business law firms in the South Island. The partners are proud of the firm’s reputation for matters requiring sophisticated and strategic attention which relies on the experience and skills of the partners, many of whom sit on company and other organisational boards. The firm is privileged to be retained by numerous successful clients involved in a wide range of business activities who seek a no nonsense approach with direct partner contact that is timely and, most importantly, effective. Being effective requires a full understanding of the client’s objectives, relevant skills, experience and responsiveness of the partners. A full range of services is provided to clients including advice to other lawyers, accountants and Boards on more difficult transactions. Rather than subjecting the reader to the usual law firm claims relating to transactions and representation, we invite you to contact one of our partners.