52 Battersea Street
New Zealand
P.O Box 7055, Christchurch
Telephone:(03) 365-6412
Facsimile:(03) 377-3266
Email: contact@sydenhamlaw.co.nz

Firm History

The Firm began in February 1985 when husband and wife lawyers Andrew & Juenith McIntosh commenced practicing together. It was one of the first suburban legal firms and one of the first husband and wife legal practices in Christchurch. Over the past three decades, the firm has accumulated a significant client base, many of whom we have connections with going back over decades. The firm recovered from the loss of Andrew as well as the Earthquakes in 2011, and continues to provide quality legal services at competitive rates.

Our Staff

Juenith McIntosh

Juenith McIntosh Portrait

Juenith McIntosh (LL.B) is the principal solicitor of the firm. She co-founded the firm with her late husband Andrew in 1985 and ran it with him until his passing in 2011. She was born in Oamaru and graduated from The University of Otago with a Bachelor of Laws. Before founding the firm she worked in another Christchurch legal firm.

Through her many years in the legal sector, she has become a respected lawyer within the Christchurch region. With over 30 years of experience, she offers professional and friendly legal advice and strives to provide any legal assistance required.

Nikita McIntosh

Nikita McIntosh (LL.B) is a qualified solicitor who is experienced with Powers of Attorney and conveyancing matters.

Colleen Dorward

Colleen Dorward is our legal executive also having many years experience in legal offices in Christchurch and Oamaru. She specializes in Trust Accounting and operates the Trust Accounting software at the firm.

Suzanne Coumbe

Suzanne is employed as a legal assistant with previous legal experience in other firms. She assists with reception duties as well as general legal matters at the firm.

Heydon McIntosh

Heydon McIntosh (BICT) works as a legal assistant at the firm, working in administration and office duties.