About Us

Suburban Law is a law firm comprising two offices: Cashmere Law in Colombo Street and Parklands Law in Queens Park, all serving the local community in these areas and across Christchurch. Avonhead Law is now a mobile service serving the local community by Stephen Slade personally. Personable staff offer a personal service, parking is easy and communication facilitated through all mediums including email and txt. We are willing to meet you at your place of work or ours, both during office hours and beyond.


Christchurch Lawyers

We are one firm but with two legal offices and a mobile service to Avonhead offering a broad range of legal services in an efficient, economic, professional and approachable manner. We have the added benefit of specialist knowledge in UK law ( England and Wales ) which many migrants or New Zealanders may find useful when getting to grips with different legal method in New Zealand and in dealing with legal matters in the UK, such as the sale of property, business sales and the administration of deceased estates. Stephen Slade is experienced in England and Wales having been admitted in 1989 and practicing as a partner in Bristol before emigrating to New Zealand.

Our services facilitate legal advice and attendance in local law offices and the community in three major areas of the city and its surrounds

Avonhead- now a mobile facility and serving west of Christchurch and the communities of Avonhead, Russley, Burnside, Ilam, Bryndwyr .
Cashmere – serving the Colombo Street traffic commuters, Cashmere Hills, Opawa, Beckenham, St Martins, Somerfield, and Barrington.
Parklands – our Head office serving the QEII area Brighton and North Shore, Queenspark,  Burwood eastern suburbs of Christchurch.


The Thoughtful Environment

We are committed to reducing the impact that our activities have on the environment. We assess the environmental impact of our activities and we will set objectives and targets and review them in order to achieve continual improvement of our environmental performance.

We will promote responsibility for the environment within the law firm and communicate and implement this policy at all levels.


About Stephen Slade

Stephen Slade is a Solicitor and Barrister of over twenty five years experience, having practiced as a Partner in a medium size law firm in Bristol, England and in Christchurch, New Zealand. He can advise on matters of English Law affecting you as well as New Zealand Law.

Stephen has practiced and specialised as a commercial lawyer in commercial contract negotiation and drafting, in areas including employment, agency, consulting, commercial agreements and commercial lease and residential property agreements, whilst retaining the necessary skills and staff to undertake work in all major areas of legal practice.

If Stephen is not able to advise you in the particular area of law that is required, another Suburban lawyer will, or we will put you in touch with an expert who can.