See and hear about how we look after our clients and delight them with our service, as we celebrate our 100th anniversary. A captioned video is also available below.

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Current Position

This three partner, thirteen lawyer firm is organised into three broad teams supervised by the partners.  Business, Property & Personal Legal Services (Claire Tyler), Māori Legal Issues (Peter Johnston) and Dispute Resolution & Litigation (Alan Knowsley).  You can find out more on our people here, or locate and contact us here.


The origins of Rainey Collins can be traced to 1919 when Mr R. Collins commenced practice.  He took Mr W. Rainey into partnership shortly thereafter.  Since those times the firm has undergone three mergers and its name has changed to accommodate these developments and the appointment of partners to the High Court Bench.  In 1957 Mr McCarthy (later Sir Thaddeus McCarthy, President of the Court of Appeal) was appointed to the then Supreme Court.

The name was changed in 1961 to Rainey Collins Armour and Boock when Mr W. Leicester followed Mr McCarthy onto the bench.  In 1986 the firm merged to become Rainey Collins & Olphert and in 1991 the practice merged with Wright & Co of Auckland.

The name was changed to Rainey Collins in 2003.


Gender Equality
Super Gold Card 

If you are a New Zealand Super Gold Card Holder (Australian Senior Cards do not qualify) we will give you a 75% discount off the fee for one of our set fee 1 hour initial consultations. We will also give you a 17.5% discount off the first matter we handle for you and then 12.5% off any subsequent matters for you.  These discounts relate to your personal matters only (i.e. not business, trust or organisational matters or the sale and purchase of investment properties).

To receive the discount please let us know if you are a New Zealand Super Gold Card Holder.