Kia whakatōmuri te haere ki mua
Walk confidently forward into the future by looking to the past for guidance
At Dixon & Co Lawyers we aim to provide high-end legal advice. You have a legal problem; we have the solution. Hence our reputation of leaving no stone unturned. Our services are underpinned by the values of manaakitanga, maramatanga, kotahitanga and rangatiratanga.
“We put people first. We aim to make legal services accessible. We demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism and deliver expert innovative solutions.”
“We make a difference in the lives of people individually, within families, businesses, communities and across generations by solving legal issues which enable people to move forward.”
We are a team of qualified, experienced professionals dedicated to customer service excellence, always striving for a positive outcome for our clients. Led by partners Kelly Dixon and Amy Chesnutt, the Dixon & Co team bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise that covers a broad range of legal services including Relationship Property Law, Family Law, Māori Land Law, Property and Conveyancing and more.
Our team is made up of passionate wāhine who are dedicated to ensuring you know your rights and how to protect yourself during a time that can be highly stressful, emotional, and confusing.
We are innovative and courageous in taking on matters that may often be overwhelming and worrying for you and your family.
Voluntary & Passion Projects
Our commitment and connection to our whānau, hapū, iwi, and communities serve as the platform for understanding and working with our clients. When we are not serving our clients, we are involved in various voluntary and special passion projects. Some of those projects include Kelly mentoring both secondary school students and tertiary students and sitting as a member of the Board of Trustees at her daughter’s school, Amy sits as a trustee for her marae trust and Lucy has founded a charitable trust named Educating Girls Globally. The company also donates to various food banks, hosts pink breakfasts each year, and runs mentoring programmes for young Māori students to practice life in a law firm.
The team at Dixon & Co Lawyers strives to work in line with the whakatauki (proverb): “Kia whakatōmuri te haere ki mua”
– Walk confidently forward into the future by looking to the past for guidance.
This whakatauki encapsulates the value in learning from those who have passed and the knowledge that has been given to us. We also acknowledge it as a nod to the legal doctrine of precedent that draws on the rules and principles established in previous case law to give guidance.
If you need a lawyer who will take the time to understand your needs and advise you with respect, understanding, and integrity, get in touch today.
Our capabilities cross a diverse range of legal specialties, making us your preferred legal partner for a wide range of legal issues.
Who Do We Help?
We help residential property purchasers looking to build and expand their property portfolios.
Buying and selling investment properties, subdividing property or funding a property development, is a very different engagement than the purchase of your family home. Learning how best to structure your next property purchase is important to ensure the assets you have worked hard to accumulate are protected. We can work with you to set up Trusts, perform conveyancing and due diligence, advise on building contracts, developments and subdivisions, as well as prepare Property Sharing Agreements.
Solomon v Johnson
Determining The Purchase Of Māori Land
In 2016, Dixon & Co Lawyers represented the applicants, Craig Solomon and Vanessa Wilkinson before the Māori Land Court in seeking a determination of a purchase agreement of a section on Māori land. Craig and Vanessa sought a determination that an agreement entered into with Te Haumarangai Hector Ngapu Connor for the purchase of one hectare of Te Mata E3 freehold Māori land was a binding contract.
OUR RISING STAR
Lucy grew up in Christchurch and moved to Auckland to complete her Bachelor of Arts (Ancient History) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the University of Auckland in 2019. She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Auckland High Court in June 2020.
We are always on the lookout for new stars to join our team. If you would like to discuss career opportunities with us, please contact us today.