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Brad McDonald

Determined to do the best job for his clients, Brad works tirelessly to ensure best outcomes are achieved.


Brad brings the youthful element to the partnership being made a partner in 2008 at the age of 30 however his time with the firm began back in 2000.


Brad is unique and does not fit the mould of the stereotypical lawyer. Brad takes a holistic approach to his work and endeavours to give an all-encompassing view from the perspective of all parties involved in a matter. This approach enables Brad to look for resolutions to problems rather than immediately taking an adversarial approach to issues.


This approach works particularly well in Brad's niche area of employment law but equally in all areas of Brad's practice which include commercial, property, and asset protection.


Brad is passionate about volunteering within the Canterbury community and legal profession, and is currently involved with:

  • Providing Pro-Bono legal advice and assistance to the Korowai Youth Well-Being Trust which runs the 298 Youth Health Centre.
  • As a Trustee of the Canterbury branch of the Life Education Trust helping children grow into strong and healthy people.
  • As a member of the New Zealand Law Society (Canterbury/Westland branch) Employment Law Committee providing education to fellow employment lawyers; and
  • As a volunteer lawyer at the Employment advice service provided by Community Law Canterbury to enable access to justice.


Outside of work Brad can normally be found working in the garden, walking his dogs around the Peninsula, surfing or contemplating his love of the pinot noir grape.


You can contact Brad at or direct dial (03) 367-2685.