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Services included

  • Sales
  • Purchases
  • Occupation Right Agreements
  • Build Contracts
  • Mortgages
  • NZTA land acquisitions
  • Refinance
  • Subdivisions
  • Boundary Adjustments
  • Easements
  • Caveats
  • KiwiSaver/Home Start

We know the property field almost as well as we know how to navigate the law — We’ve got your back.

Whether you are a first home buyer or an experienced property developer, our Property Team is here to help. Led by Director Hannah Wood, she brings 10+ years of property experience across residential and commercial developments as well as acting for clients in NZTA land acquisitions. She is supported by a skilled team of legal professionals who have been in the industry for just as long. Together, they cover a wide range of property legal work.

For Buyers and Sellers — We understand that this is a stressful time for you and we work hard to minimise the stress and maximise the results by partnering with you to streamline the process. We can advise and guide you from pre-approval with the bank, to choosing the right property, to settlement day.

For Developers — Whether you are developing 2 lots, 100 lots or adjusting a boundary with a neighbour, we work with you and your surveyor and move through the steps to get to title. Whether you're an experienced developer or brand new to the process, we will assist you through the process.

For more information on the steps of a subdivision see our subdivision guide.

Meet the team

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Steve Leadbetter

Hannah Wood


P06 366 0173

Hi, I'm Hannah.
I'm a Director and I specialise in Commercial, Conveyancing, General Law, Property, Property Developments, Rural and Trusts.

Hannah joined CS Law in 2012 after graduation from Victoria University of Wellington, graduating in law and science, majoring in chemistry. As a student she enjoyed traveling overseas and has spent time living in a foreign country.

Hannah’s area of practice includes commercial law and general law. She is also the team leader of the Trust Management Team and the Conveyancing Team.

Joseph Chagger


P06 825 9230


Hi, I'm Joseph.
I'm a Solicitor and I specialise in Property and Trusts.

Joseph rejoined CS Law in 2022 after a brief stint away in Dunedin, having previously worked for CS Law as a Solicitor, graduating from the University of Otago with an LL.B and a MusB. He is excited to be back in Levin and in the office as a member of the Property and Trusts team, mainly focusing on trust management, however he can assist on other property matters as required. Joseph regularly assists with various tasks across several teams within the office.

In his spare time Joseph is an avid rugby fan and enjoys playing guitar, cooking and watching crime documentaries. He also enjoys travelling around the Horowhenua and Manawatu regions and across New Zealand for concerts from any band from the 1980s or earlier

Riley Boyle



Hi, I'm Riley.
I'm a Solicitor and I specialise in Conveyancing and Property.

Riley first joined CS Law in November 2019 as a Law Clerk during the summer holidays of University, and has since been working full-time at CS Law after finishing her LLB at Victoria University of Wellington in 2021.

Riley grew up in the Manawatu region and enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to podcasts and playing board games in her spare time.

Steve Leadbetter

LLB (Hons) / BCA

P06 366 0178

Hi, I'm Steve.
I'm Solicitor and I specialise in Immigration and Property.

Steve graduated from Victoria University in Wellington in 2007 with an LLB (Hons) and a BCA in Accounting and Commercial Law. He has worked in community and private practice settings, specialising in Immigration Law.

Steve enjoys supporting employers and individuals in all areas of immigration, such as supporting employers to grow their businesses and remain compliant while hiring migrant staff, helping to bring overseas family members to New Zealand, and supporting international students to find a pathway to residence.

He has also gained experience preparing appeals and making special visa requests when Immigration New Zealand has declined a visa application.

When not studying Steve enjoys spending time with family, playing games or going for a jog along the beach.

Gillian Parsonson

P06 366 0174

Hi, I'm Gillian.
I'm a Legal Executive and I specialise in Conveyancing and Property.

Gillian joined CS Law in January 2014 and she has been involved in many aspects of law over the past 17 + years.

Gillian is an integral part of the conveyancing team as a Legal Executive.