Established 1858

Lawyers to the Nelson region since 1858

Legal Services

Whatever your legal issue may be one of the experienced solicitors at Glasgow Harley is available to assist you. We provide a comprehensive service in relation to the following:


We handle all types of land and property transactions including:

  • Buying or selling residential property;
  • Farms and rural property transactions;
  • Subdivisions;
  • Commercial property transactions;
  • Leases.

Trusts, Wills and Estates

Glasgow Harley has an extensive and long established practice in the areas of trusts, wills and estates. We provide comprehensive services in this area including the following:

  • Advice on and preparation of wills;
  • Obtaining probate and estate administration;
  • Personal property rights and enduring powers of attorney;
  • Testamentary promises;
  • Family protection claims;
  • Aged welfare and care issues;
  • Advice on retirement villages.

Family Law

Our family law service is there to help you with any legal issues which may arise in your relationships, or, when a relationship breaks down. These issues include making arrangements for your children and their welfare and other domestic issues including:

  • Applications to the Family Court for Parenting (custody) orders;
  • Applications for Protection Orders;
  • Division of relationship property;
  • Paternity disputes;
  • Guardianship disputes (relocation of children, disputes between parents about schooling, religious instruction or medical treatment);
  • Disputes involving Child Youth and Family.

Employment Law

We are available to represent both employers and employees in:

  • The drafting of employment agreements;
  • General advice on Employment Law, the Holidays Act, Health and Safety in Employment;
  • Personal Grievances.

Commercial Law

We can represent you in all types of commercial transactions including:

  • Business transactions;
  • Partnerships;
  • Franchises;
  • Incorporated Societies;
  • Shareholders agreements / Company Constitutions;
  • Insolvency;
  • Debt recovery.