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Peter O’Dea


LL.B (University of Otago, 1977)
Peter O’Dea

What I Do

I am your Lawyer, working in your interests to ensure that any legal matter dealt with, we achieve the  best outcome for you.

I have worked in small partnerships, as a sole practitioner and large firms both in New Zealand (Auckland) and the Middle East.

I have worked on major construction projects in the oil and gas industry and in private client management. 

Since returning to New Zealand 6 years ago, my focus has been on private client work, property and commercial and construction and other projects.

How I like to meet clients

I like to be involved in my clients from the beginning of any project.  I see myself in an integral part of your team with any matter so that we can achieve your goals.  This means I will be with you through planning and implementation stages to the completion.

My approach to client service

I have a client focussed approach to service, finding what makes my clients “tick”, what their needs are and how I can help them achieve their goals in business and any legal matter.

What I like doing out of the office

Exercising both mind and body with my family.

This has involved, reading, walking, cycling, watching rugby, movies, theatre and music.

Professional Memberships

  • NZLS
  • ADLS

Contact Details

DDI: +64 3 928 1731
M: +64 22 157 5988
E-mail Peter O’Dea


Julie O'Dea
DDI: +64 3 595 1868
E-mail Julie O'Dea

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