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Brendan McDonnell

Senior Solicitor

LL.B (University of Canterbury, 2019)
B.A (University of Canterbury, 2021)
Brendan McDonnell

What I do

I advise on a variety of property, commercial, trust, and relationship property matters together with general private client work. I have a background in general practice and have experience across a range of practice areas.

Prior to admission I clerked for a senior Christchurch Barrister gaining experience in civil litigation and criminal law.

How I like to work with clients

I enjoy working closely with clients and taking the time to get to know their unique circumstances and goals. I prioritise providing clear and practical advice that takes into consideration the client’s situation and desired outcomes.

I make sure to keep clients fully informed as matters progress and take the time to talk through any questions they may have as and when they arise.

My approach to client service

My priority is always achieving the best outcomes possible for my clients and I constantly work towards delivering this.

I believe that good communication is essential to building strong relationships and ensure that no emails or calls go unanswered.

What I like doing after hours

Outside of work I enjoy getting out and enjoying Christchurch by playing tennis, going for a run, or making the most of Hagley Park. I’m also known to frequent the various cafés and bars in my neighbourhood.

Professional Memberships
  • New Zealand Law Society

Contact Details

DDI: +64 3 281 7493
M: +64 27 589 2343
E-mail Brendan McDonnell


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