PH: (09) 631 0593 | FAX: (09) 630 6821 | PO Box 9049, Newmarket, Auckland 1149, New Zealand

Located in Mt Eden, 
Craig Griffin & Lord provides a comprehensive legal service

Our experienced practitioners are able to deliver legal solutions and advice across a wide range of areas.

About us

Craig Griffin & Lord

Partners David Griffin and Louise Waugh have more than 50 years of collective legal experience between them and have a substantial background and knowledge in the law.

With a history of more than six decades of practice in Newmarket, we shifted to our current location on Mt Eden Road in 1992, where we continue offer our clients dedicated support. With on-site car parking and being near Auckland’s major transport routes, this location allows easy access for clients and visitors.

Our History

We trace our origins from the Newmarket law firm founded in 1929 by Charlie Craig who became a well-known figure in the development of the Newmarket business community and was a Newmarket Borough Councilor for a number of years. Charlie was the only solicitor in Newmarket for more than 20 years until his nephew Ross Craig joined him from Dunedin in 1954. David Griffin and Chris Lord each joined the partnership in the 1980s.  Ross retired as a partner in 1996 but continued to be associated with the Firm as a Consultant until his death in May 2014. Louise Waugh most recently joined the partnership in 2013. Chris Lord became a Consultant in 2019, before retiring from practice in 2021.

Shiraan Dunn, our Senior Associate, has stepped in to assist many of Chris Lord’s former clients and with the continued support of experienced property Legal Executive Lisa Estie is able to provide a prompt and efficient conveyancing and property service.

For clients with interests outside the Auckland region, we have access to a network of select law firms throughout New Zealand.

Areas of Practice

  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Corporate Insolvency
  • Charity Law
  • Commercial & Business Law
  • Company Law
  • Construction
  • Conveyancing
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation and Insolvency
  • Relationship Property
  • Residential Tenancies
  • Wills, Estates & Trusts



Whether you are planning to buy or sell a property it is prudent to consult a legal professional as early as possible. We will help you to anticipate and avoid potential pitfalls ensuring that your transaction is fast, efficient and trouble-free.

As experts in the field of property law we will advise you on every aspect of the process from different loan types, methods of selling and refinancing.


  • Sales, purchases and refinancing
  • Title searches
  • Property transfers
  • LIM and building reports
  • Mortgage settlements
  • Subdivisions

Commercial & Business

Without expert advice the law surrounding business, commerce and industry can be both complex and time consuming. We have the experience and expertise to help you understand and successfully navigate all areas of commercial law.

From general terms and conditions of trade to more intricate business sales and purchases, we will provide the professional legal assistance your business needs to thrive and grow.


  • General commercial contracts
  • Business sale and purchases
  • Terms and conditions of trade
  • Company formation
  • Financing, term loan contracts and guarantees

Estate Planning & Wills

When it comes to protecting your money and your property, it is vital to plan ahead. We will provide the legal expertise and comprehensive advice you need to plan your estate effectively and with confidence. We do not give financial planning advice but have access to experienced and registered financial planners who can assist.

With broad experience in all aspects of estate planning we will explain the technical and legal implications of your choices and help to minimise any future uncertainty.


  • Trust formation and administration
  • Estate planning
  • Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Incorporated Societies and Charitable Trusts
  • Relationship Property contracting out and settlement agreements
  • Estate administration


Dealing with legal disputes can be a stressful experience for all involved. Our litigation experts will help to minimise that stress and ensure that you are kept fully informed at every stage.

We represent clients in disputes of all sizes and are adept at providing the practical advice required to find a resolution quickly, efficiently and always with your best interests in mind.


  • District and High Court proceedings
  • Debt recovery and enforcement
  • Traffic offences and limited licence applications
  • Agency appearances in the Auckland, Manukau, North Shore and Waitakere District Courts and Auckland High Court

Get a Free Estimate or Schedule an Appointment.

Mount Eden

187 Mt. Eden Rd,
Mt. Eden,
Auckland 1024

On-site carparking is avaible behind our building which is accessible down the driveway.

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Postal Address

PO Box 9049,
Auckland 1149,
New Zealand

Contact Details

(09) 631 0593

(09) 630 6821