About Us

Our Background

Although Treadwells could be described as one of the legal fraternity’s ‘quiet achievers’, the firm's history has certainly included some colourful characters and memorable cases.

Photographic portraits on the office walls speak of a legal bloodline that dates back to the very beginnings of New Zealand legal practice.

Among them, Roy Stacey – the larger-than-life lawyer often described as New Zealand's 'Rumpole of the Bailey'; CH Treadwell – renowned barrister, horticulturist and New Zealand Law Society President; and his son Lieutenant Colonel CAL Treadwell - a veteran of both World Wars, City Councillor and reputable trial lawyer. The line also extends back to English immigrant Robert Hart who wasted little time in establishing his practice after arriving in Wellington in the early 1840s and who later become a member of the Legislative Council.

Yet, while aware of its place in this country’s history, Treadwells is very much a forward-facing legal practice with a comprehensive understanding of New Zealand Law as it applies to today’s infinitely more complicated world.

Treadwells today brings together a highly talented team of legal practitioners who can provide specialist expertise across many areas of legal practice, but who also and fore-mostly provide general legal services to people of all walks of life.

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