Kapiti Law on the Move

Kapiti Law business partners Graham Mowbray and Jane Stevenson and the crew of Kapiti Law offices in Waikanae and Paraparaumu
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Jane Stevenson’s favourite business line is ‘At Kāpiti Law we say relax, we’re only lawyers.’

Jane has been involved in Kāpiti civil and legal society since getting her law degree from Victoria University in 1998. She was formerly deputy chair of the Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce and has served as a BNI president. And if you are a keen Rugby supporter then you will find a fast friend in Jane. She is Life member and past Secretary of Wellington Rugby Referees Association.

Jane has been a partner at Kāpiti Law since 2008 and has seen the business grow and flourish to the point where there are now offices in Paraparaumu and Waikanae with a crew of 12.

The main Waikanae office recently moved from the Main Rd to the corner of Kapanui Rd and Omahi St Waikanae where a staff of eight provide a wide array of legal services. Jane’s Kāpiti Law business partner Graham Mowbray operates out of the Paraparaumu office on Rimu Rd with two staff.

Jane Stevenson at the Waikanae office of Kāpiti Law

Jane says the move has worked out very well with much more space available and plenty of parking.

“It’s a lot quieter here, the last office was opposite the railway station.”

Retained is a great deal of artwork which gives the office a fresh vibrant look. Again, not the stuffy ambience often associated with law offices.

“We have a relaxed atmosphere here and we like to make it an enjoyable office to work in and for clients to be comfortable in,” says Jane.  

“We run all of the property transactions out of this office, including property settlements which account for about fifty percent of our business. Property transactions are the specialty really as we don’t do any criminal work or civil litigation.”

With the steady growth in Kāpiti over the last decade Kāpiti Law has been in great demand.

“We look after any legal work to do with property from Commercial sales and leases to residential settlements as well as providing the legal advice necessary for subdivision developments.”

Jane says there is also a strong demand for Estate Planning and personal Asset Management structuring as well as the regular work providing legal services for Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney.

The third area that keeps the Kāpiti law team busy is the legal advice required for businesses.

“We mainly deal with small to medium sized businesses, offering advice on contracts and reviews. We don’t give investment advice but we do offer negotiation and mediation services.”