This three partner, eleven 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 (Shaun Cousins).  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.

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