About Wanaka Law

We draw on a wealth of experience from our well-established Wanaka legal practice. Since 1986, we have developed a reputation for attention to detail and quality, as well as an open and approachable relationship with our clients. In addition to our key services, we are in the unique position of offering clients a mediation service to resolve issues without legal procedures.

Chris Steven

Chris StevenChris has over 30 years’ experience as a lawyer. He has extensive experience in estate planning, particularly with family and trading trusts and specialises in resource management, civil litigation and mediation. Chris practised law in Christchurch and Timaru before becoming the first full-time resident lawyer in Wanaka in 1986. Chris is a senior member of the New Zealand Trustees Association and is a trained mediator and associate member of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand. He has a strong interest in education and served on the Board of Trustees of the local schools for a total of 18 years. An enthusiastic cyclist, Chris has successfully completed the Contact Epic and Motatapu mountain bike races and the bike leg of Challenge Wanaka. Click here to email Chris

Tegan Hall, Solicitor

Chris StevenTegan is a business, trust and property lawyer with particular focuses on recording business relationships, business and personal asset structuring, and transactions.

“When helping my business and trust clients, I really like to get into their operations so that I fully understand how everything works. That way everything that we do together fits in with what is already happening.”

Tegan practised law in Melbourne law firms and in-house for a technology development company before joining us in 2017. With her strong commitment to the Wanaka community, Tegan is an active volunteer and trustee. Outside of work, Tegan enjoys getting out on her bike or skis, knitting something or disappearing into a good (or bad) book.

To contact Tegan, please call (03) 443 8286 or email: tegan@wanakalaw.co.nz

Lani Arnott, Solicitor

Email: lani@wanakalaw.co.nz