Current Position

This three partner, ten lawyer firm is organised into three broad teams supervised by the partners. Business, Property, Personal Legal Services (Peter Johnston and Claire Tyler), Maori Legal Issues (Peter Johnston) and Litigation (Alan Knowsley). You can find out more on  Our People here, or locate or contact us here.

History

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.