Stephen Rennie

LL.B. Admitted 1982


Stephen is an experienced lawyer with 42 years in practice. He was formerly in Auckland with a national firm before joining Rhodes & Co, as a partner, in 1990.

Providing advice on most areas of the Firm’s practice, Stephen possesses extensive knowledge in commercial, property and trust law. Stephen acts for several business, trustee, and private clients, offering them a blend of experience, expertise and skill in both contentious and non-contentious matters including associated transactions.

Throughout his career, Stephen has appeared as senior counsel in numerous reported cases across all levels of New Zealand’s court system, including the Supreme Court and is an experienced negotiator having conducted many mediations and arbitrations.

Beyond his legal expertise, Stephen also brings valuable governance experience, having served as a director and trustee for various organisations, Chairman of the Medbury School Trust Board, a member of the Canterbury District Law Society Complaints Panel and a member of the Drug Appeal Authority for New Zealand Cricket.

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