Polly Hill, LLB/BA


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Member of New Zealand Law Society and the Canterbury Westland District Law Society.


For the past year I have been practising in the areas of property and commercial law. Since starting with Layburn Hodgins I have broadened my horizons and gained experience with aspects of estates, wills, trusts and litigation.

I work really hard to ensure that each client I have the pleasure of dealing with receives a service that is timely and of a high standard. Engaging a lawyer can be daunting, but because I am a relatable and friendly person, my clients trust me to get the job done.

Property and Commercial

  • The sale and purchase of residential real estate
    • First home purchases
    • New home builds (including House and Land and ‘Turn-key’ packages)
    • KiwiSaver first home withdrawal
    • Kainga Ora First Home Grant
  • Occupation Right Agreement – Retirement Villages
  • Refinances
  • Company incorporation

Private Client

  • Wills
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney


LLB, University of Canterbury

BA (English), University of Canterbury

I feel it is important to continue my professional development in order to continue learning and keep up to date with changes in the law. In the last 12 months, I have attended the following seminars:

  • Property Law Matters during the COVID-19 Lockdown.
  • Update on AML documents and Risk Assessment (In-House Seminar)
  • Section 21 Agreements (ADLS Agreement for Sale and purchase of Real Estate).
  • Professional Ethics in Focus
  • Restraints of Trade Explained
  • Becoming an Accounting Savvy Lawyer


I was admitted to the bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in March 2020. I started my career at a firm in Ashburton in January 2020, before joining the team at Layburn Hodgins in February 2021. I have really enjoyed my time at Layburn Hodgins and am excited to see what the future here will bring!

When I am not at work, I enjoy being secretary of the Pioneer Basketball Club and committee member of the Christchurch Disc Golf Club Incorporated. I also enjoy reading, spending times with friends and family, playing sport and getting involved with initiatives designed to benefit the community. For me, it’s about being busy – even when I’m relaxing!