About Us

O’Sheas Law is a modern and energetic practice bringing together a team of respected legal practitioners who have provided legal expertise and practical advice to Hamilton and the greater Waikato region for many years.

The firm has a wealth of local knowledge and strong relationships within the region.  Our core focus is providing a quality service to our clients to achieve their best possible outcome.

Our Services

Civil Litigation

We are experienced across the board, from debt collection, injunctions and liquidations, to complex commercial disputes – however, where appropriate we recommend the briefing of specialist Barristers.

Company & Commercial

O’Sheas can help to ensure that your business complies with company law, is protected from insolvent customers, and has well documented business relationships


Our lawyers and legal executives have a wealth of knowledge and experience in handling estates and can relieve you of the stress in dealing with insurance, banking, government agencies as well as difficult family members. Contact us for assistance with:

– Wills
– Probate
– Letters of Administration
– Estate Administration

Family Law

O’Sheas has an experienced family law lawyer with Angela Cook who offers a high quality of service and comprehensive legal advice. She is a skilled practitioner with an excellent understanding of Family Court processes. She understands the dynamics of family disputes and is committed to reaching resolutions that suit our client’s needs. Angela has experience in various aspects of family law including:

-Parenting Orders
-Guardianship Orders
-Domestic Violence
-PPPR Orders
-Adoption Orders
-Dissolution of Marriage
-Relationship Property


O’Sheas has experience acting for various Motel clients throughout New Zealand. We understand the ‘ins-and-outs’ of your business and can provide you with assistance on a number of areas including:

– Sales & Purchases
– Due Diligence
– Leases
– Rent Reviews
– Lease Evaluation
– Employment
– Business Structures and Strategies


We are skilled in all property related legal issues so whether you are buying, selling, refinancing, subdividing, restructuring or leasing property, we can help you through the process with practical, sensible and cost effective advice on:

– Sales & Purchases
– Subdivisions
– Negotiating to Buy & Sell Property
– Unit Titles & Cross Leases
– Property Development
– Making the decision to buy into a Retirement Village
– Financing & Refinancing

Rural Farming Law

Being situated in the heart of the Waikato, our firm is no stranger to the issues associated with agricultural and horticultural business. We can assist you with your rural farming issues including:

– Sale & Purchase of Farms
– Farming Securities
– Farming Leases
– Sharemilking Agreements
– Farming Disputes & Arbitration
– Accretions
– Easements

Trusts, Estates & Succession Planning

O’Sheas can guide you through the legal processes associated with Trusts, Estates & Succession Planning, and help protect your assets for generations to come. Contact us for more information on the following:

– Formation & administration of family trusts
– The costs of establishing and maintaining a family trust
– The Duties & Liabilities of Trustees
– Formation & Administration of Charitable Trusts
– Investment
– Retirement Villages
– Personal Management Orders
– Transfer of assets inter family
– The advantages and disadvantages of a family trust

Our Team

John O’Shea


John is the O’Shea in “O’Sheas” specialising in the following areas:- Commercial transactions, Financing, Property purchases and sales, Trusts, Wills, Probates and Letters of administration.

Angela Cook


Senior Associate specialising in the following areas:- Adoption, Matters involving children, Adult relationships, Dissolution (Divorce), Relationship Property Agreements, Contracting Out/Pre-Nuptial Agreements, De Facto Relationships, Relationship Property Disputes, Trust Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Estate Claims, Estate Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Protection of Personal and Property Rights applications (capacity issues) (PPPR), Appointment as Welfare Guardian and Appointment as Property Manager.

Helen Monckton


Consultant specialising in the following areas:- Commercial transactions, Financing, Property purchases and sales, Trusts, Wills, Probates and Letters of administration.

Leah Caddigan


Associate specialising in the following areas:- Commercial transactions, Financing, Property purchases and sales, Trusts, Wills, Probates and Letters of administration.

Ngaire Meredith


Legal Executive specialising in the following areas:- Conveyancing, Residential, Commercial, Lifestyle and Farms

Denise McFall


Registered Legal Executive specialising in the following areas:- Probates & Estate Administration, Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Conveyancing

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07-838 3109


70 Rostrevor Street
CBD, Hamilton, 3204

Client parking & lift access

Postal Address

Po Box 460
Hamilton, 3240

DX: GX 10052

Opening times

Mon–Fri: 8:30am–5:00pm
Sat–Sun: Closed




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