John Abbott, LLB


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Member of New Zealand Law Society, Canterbury District Law Society, Auckland District Law Society and Property Law Section, Founding member of the Business Alliance Referral Group


I have practiced Law since 1989. My areas of interest are property, commercial, rural, estate planning including wills, family trusts and powers of attorney. Many of my clients are small to medium business owners, farmers and their families. The trust that my clients have in me is never more evident than when a family member has passed away and I am assisting them through the probate and estate administration process.


  • Sale and purchase of Residential, Commercial and Rural properties
  • Subdivisions
  • Leasing
  • Financing of property transactions


  • Sale and purchase of business
  • Company restructuring
  • Business succession planning
  • Financing

Rural Law

  • Sale and purchase of rural property including lifestyle blocks
  • Farm Succession
  • Financing
  • Dairy Supply Agreements

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Disputes
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney


LLB, University of Canterbury

I believe that quality advice is something that should be constantly learned and improved. Education is crucial. Recently I have attended:

  • Farm Succession Planning Seminar
  • Building & Construction Conference


I started my legal career as a general practitioner on the West Coast. I no longer do court work but my litigation experience is very useful. Outside of work I am a keen farmer, aviator and a member of the Board of Trustees at my children’s school.

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