Galbraiths was established by David Galbraith in 1982. David had been a partner in a large law firm in Whangarei, before running a successful general practice in the Hawkes Bay. He relocated to Auckland in 1978 and after moving to Howick established Galbraiths in 1982.

Legal Counsel in Howick

The firm originally shared its office with the management of The Howick and Pakuranga Times in Rice’s Mall before David purchased a unit in Fencible Chambers at the corner of Fencible Drive and Moore Street. The success of Galbraith’s necessitated David leasing additional space in the unit next door.

The firm continued to grow, establishing an excellent reputation as the leading law firm in the Howick area. In March 2006 the practice was acquired by existing employees Michael Taylor and Stephen Munro.

Galbraith’s continued to expand and took over the local law firm of Eastland Legal in June 2010. This involved taking on an additional 10 staff and a sizeable client base.

Legal Advice In East Auckland

Galbraith’s developed primarily in the property area, however with its growth the firm now provides a full range of legal services to clients including:


  • Commercial and civil litigation
  • Court work
  • Sale and purchase of businesses
  • Leasing
  • Franchising
  • Family and employment law
  • Criminal
  • Wills and estate planning
  • Advice regarding setting up and administering of family trusts.

Legal Solutions In East Auckland

The Galbraiths team now comprises of three lawyers, and three registered legal executives, who are assisted by the firm’s accountant and three support staff, all of whom utilise the most up to date technology, to provide the best legal solutions for our clients. We enjoy modern offices with ample free client parking right outside the door.

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Galbraiths utilises leading edge technology to ensure that legal services are provided to its clients in a timely, cost-effective and professional manner.



Access To Funds

As a result of electronic banking enhancements, our clients enjoy access to funds to which they are entitled with the absolute minimum of delay so that they can quickly deal with them to their best advantage.

Galbraiths is at the forefront of electronic banking, being used twice by the ASB Bank as one of the first law firms in New Zealand to utilise its Online Fastnet Business Professional Trust Product.



Family Trust Management

Galbraiths also utilises Legal-e’s Legal Office software to manage and control the trust account.  This software provides a complete practice management package, together with the generation of reports, ensuring that all clients’ money is promptly and accurately dealt with.

In addition, Galbraiths has an advanced family trust software package, so that all family trusts are created taking into account the latest developments in the law in this area and ensuring that the trusts ongoing administration is properly maintained during its lifetime, to the best advantage of the beneficiaries of the trusts with which Galbraiths are involved.