Kelly Dixon


(09) 620 6240


Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa me Te Aupouri
Kelly specialises in civil litigation and in providing strategic advice on private law matters as well as the full range of hapū and iwi governance issues.

Kelly has almost 20 years’ experience and has appeared in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court on judicial review proceedings, in the District Court on commercial summary judgment proceedings, before the Employment Relations Authority and in the Māori Land Court and before the Waitangi Tribunal on behalf of various Treaty of Waitangi claimants.

Kelly works with clients from across the North Island and has appeared before the Waitangi Tribunal in the Wairarapa, East Coast, National Park, Whanganui and Northland historic Inquiries and various Urgency Applications and Kaupapa Inquiries and Remedies Hearing before the Waitangi Tribunal. Kelly is a member of the Property Law Section, Resource Management Law Association, and the Māori Law Society.  Kelly will oversee many of the firms’ property/conveyancing transactions.

Kelly’s credentials include an LLB and BA (Political studies, Māori Studies, and Education) from the University of Auckland. Her interests outside of work include fishing, golf and spending time with friends and family honing her “wine tasting” skills.

What Clients Say

I can’t thank Kelly Dixon and the team enough and it was my pleasure to have worked alongside them all during this challenging past year. I am so grateful and very appreciative of what we all achieved together.

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Services Provided

Environmental & Planning Law

We assist where legislation or planning documents impact on what you can or cannot do with your land, business, home, or resources. We advise on new resource management legislation. We help with urban planning, infrastructure development and environmental issues.

Property Law

We can help you through the lifecycle of property ownership. From buying and selling property to completing loan arrangements, forming trusts, advising you on the implications of property ownership in relationships, completing powers of attorney, and dealing with your property in the event of death.

Employment Law

We advise on employer obligations, provide guidelines on hiring staff, assist with employee performance issues, restructures, personal grievances and disputes. We help organisations meet their health and safety obligations.


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