Russell Buchanan


Russell has been practicing law in Wellington since 1979.  Russell is an experienced Court lawyer and advocate as well as a Resolution Institute (previously known as LEADR – IAMA) accredited mediator and an accredited Family Dispute Resolution mediator.  Russell also has considerable experience dealing with employment relationship issues, personal grievances, disputes and investigations.

Russell is also an experienced property lawyer and deals with residential and commercial property transactions, conveyancing, leases, family trusts, wills and estates.
As a proven problem solver, Russell knows how to get the best out of most situations. Whether you are buying or selling a business or a residential property, Russell is particularly adept at getting ‘the deal’ across the line.

Litigation is not usually desirable but it is sometimes necessary. Whether you are or you are intending to be a plaintiff or defendant or an applicant or respondent, Russell can help you through what can be a difficult and stressful time. Russell has appeared as counsel in many difference forums including the Family Court, Employment Relations Authority, District Court, Employment Court, High Court, and Court of Appeal.

Russell has also been retained to investigate and report on a number of sensitive and confidential matters such as allegations of sexual abuse and discrimination in the work place. Russell has also been employed to design and help implement processes and procedures for employers, clubs, charities, incorporated societies and trust boards.  Russell has considerable experience in the preparation and drafting of a wide variety of legal documents including contracts, deeds, wills, rules and constitutions.

Russell’s professional affiliations include:
  • New Zealand Law Society;
  • Resolution Institute (previously known as LEADR – IAMA);
  • Family Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society.
To contact Russell phone (04) 472 8269 or (0274) 859 465 or email Russell at:
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