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  • Our People

    OUR EXPERIENCED LAWYERS ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING YOU ACHIEVE APPROPRIATE AND EFFECTIVE LEGAL OUTCOMES Doug heads Cowan Law with a vision to provide clients with exceptional, effective and solutions-focused legal services. His collaborative approach is the hallmark of the practice, providing the most effective support for clients. He is a well seasoned litigator with experience in a wide range of New Zealand Courts and Tribunals. PHONE: MOBILE: EMAIL: 09 320 0418 021 414 693 doug.cowan@cowanlaw.co.nz Doug Cowan Partner Angie is a general practice lawyer with experience in property, immigration, trust and estates and litigation law. She maintains strong relationships with her Filipino links and prides herself on being a positive influence. Angie is fluent in English and Tagalog. PHONE: MOBILE: EMAIL: 09 600 6100 021 256 3619 angie.burling@cowanlaw.co.nz Angie Burling Partner Jose is an experienced litigator who has represented clients in a wide range of legal forums. He has obtained excellent experience working for commercial clients on complex disputes. PHONE: MOBILE: EMAIL: 09 282 3256 021 033 6969 jose.sandiego@cowanlaw.co.nz Jose San Diego Associate Oliver has a wide range of legal experiences and has advised on property, trust, asset planning, company, commercial, banking, relationship property and alternative dispute resolution issues. He enjoys navigating complex legal issues and giving personalised guidance and support to his clients. PHONE: MOBILE: EMAIL: 09 390 0610 021 998 003 oliver.sweeney@cowanlaw.co.nz Oliver Sweeney Associate Gracie is a solicitor working across a range of property, commercial, private client and trust matters and is also involved in litigation work. Gracie studied history and law at Otago University and started her working career in Dunedin at Wilkinson Rodgers Lawyers. PHONE: MOBILE: EMAIL: 09 320 4616 027 822 0566 gracie.hannagan@cowanlaw.co.nz Gracie Hannagan Solicitor Sarah has worked in litigation for more than 15 years. Sarah assists the Cowan Law Litigation team with document search, discovery and general administration. Her document management and software expertise provides the team with effective and comprehensive support through all the components of the discovery process. PHONE: MOBILE: EMAIL: 09 320 4616 ​ sarah.price@cowanlaw.co.nz Sarah Price Legal Executive / Finance Toni is passionate about helping first-time home buyers secure their first homes, helping negotiate relationship property matters, assisting in estate planning and helping individuals and families understand their rights before or after the sadness of a bereavement. PHONE: MOBILE: EMAIL: 09 320 4616 ​ toni.kenyon@cowanlaw.co.nz Toni Kenyon Legal Executive Janet has been our Business Support Manager for some time and brings a high standard of support to the team. She is often the person you will speak with first when making contact with our office and makes things happen here. PHONE: MOBILE: EMAIL: 09 320 4616 022 013 6906 janet.yen@cowanlaw.co.nz Janet Yen Business Support Manager Gabi is especially interested in construction law, property disputes and relationship property, and passionately engages with our staff to help clients across a range of legal issues. PHONE: MOBILE: EMAIL: 09 320 4616 ​ gabi.kiefte@cowanlaw.co.nz Gabi Kiefte Law Clerk (not admitted) Bree is studying at Victoria University and assists our lawyers with research and drafting matters when her studies allow her the time to do so. She has an interest in a wide range of law, from litigation, commercial and business, contract and property law matters. PHONE: MOBILE: EMAIL: 09 320 4616 ​ bree.oliver@cowanlaw.co.nz Bree Oliver Law Clerk (not admitted) Dean has a range of professional and commercial experiences that make him a highly valued legal Consultant to our lawyers. He is particularly adept at resolving disputes without the need for litigation and dealing with complex business transactions and the related issues. PHONE: MOBILE: EMAIL: 09 320 4616 021 736 181 dean.larsen@cowanlaw.co.nz https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean-larsen-5a70642/ Dean Larsen Consultant (non-practicing) / Management

  • Cowan Law | EXPERT LEGAL ADVICE | New Zealand

    LAW WE ADVISE ON We specialise in a wide spectrum of law, from litigation to commercial and personal matters. We work well with other accountants and lawyers to cover areas we do not advise on. EXPERT LEGAL ADVICE The team at Cowan Law has the experience, knowledge and resources needed to partner and work closely with clients to be able to provide sound legal advice. BASED IN PARNELL, AUCKLAND, WE OFFER CLIENTS SOUND LEGAL ADVICE, TAILORED TO THEIR SITUATION EXPERT LEGAL ADVICE Our team of passionate and experienced lawyers will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help you navigate your legal challenges, whether they are simple or complex. We take pride in our wide range of backgrounds and provide a relaxed and inclusive environment where you will feel comfortable and supported. ​ Our team is committed to working collaboratively with you. You can be confident that we will provide personalised legal solutions that meets your needs, delivering the right results with a focus on client service and attention to detail. ​ LET US GUIDE YOU TOWARDS YOUR POSITIVE FUTURE WITH CONFIDENCE. ABOUT COWAN LAW We have been around for coming up a decade and our team has the expertise to listen to you and provide advice on your legal issues and look for great outcomes. About Us OUR EXPERTISE We are ready to work transparently and in partnership with you and your family or business team, offering insightful and appropriate advice to take your interests forward. About Us OUR PEOPLE Our team has experience obtained in New Zealand and abroad, bringing a range of backgrounds and viewpoints to the table to enhance our understanding of your issues before we give our advice. About Us

  • Our Expertise | Cowan Law

    Employment Immigration Construction Commercial Private Disputes AREAS OF LAW Commercial and Residential Property Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Relationship Property Support to Barristers Litigation and Dispute Resolution WE OFFER A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF LEGAL SERVICES WITH SOUND EXPERIENCE BEHIND IT ​ COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY LAW Property (commercial and residential) is a key practice area of our firm. Our team of experienced solicitors and staff are ready to navigate you through every level of any transaction or dispute. EMPLOYMENT LAW Our legal and business experience across employment law offers you excellent legal advice on your employment issue - whether resolving matters up front or heading to Court. We pride ourselves on looking for fair and prompt resolutions. WILLS, TRUSTS & ESTATE PLANNING We are very experienced to deal with these matters and understand that life can take you in unexpected directions. We will work with you to get things right to give you peace of mind, or help you out when others are not being fair. We don't give tax advice but have an excellent understanding of it and work well with tax advisers. IMMIGRATION LAW Angie Burling, Partner, is an immigrant herself and leads our experienced immigration specialists who will help with every step of your immigration processes, along with any other related family and business legal issues. RELATIONSHIP PROPERTY We have legal professionals who specialise in this area of the law. We listen before we give advice tailored to your situation. We aim to resolve the situation fairly and sensibly for all, given children and wider family are often deeply affected by strong confrontation. CONSTRUCTION LAW Cowan Law acts for a number of construction companies as well as for persons seeking a building outcome, whether a new home or an industrial site. We will genuinely understand your goals before advising you on the legal path forward. ​ SUPPORT TO BARRISTERS Our litigators and dispute resolution experts are continuously engaged to act as instructing solicitors for members of the independent bar, either calling in the barrister to act for us for clients or to support barristers in their representation and hearing/trial preparation. If you are an individual barrister or a chambers requiring litigation support, please do not hesitate to contact us today. COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS LAW Commercial dealings do not necessarily need to be complex and difficult to understand. Nor does it require a full and long form agreement every time. We offer individually tailored solutions for New Zealand’s well-developed commercial market. We have in depth experience in Unit Titles and Body Corporate law. LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION We deal with personal, business and trust and estate disputes. We take time up front to understand the facts and then advise you the most appropriate path forward. We do not automatically want to head to Court. Our goal is to work with you to resolve the dispute taking the time, cost, possible disruption to you, your views and the potential range of outcomes into consideration. DEBT COLLECTION Chasing your hard earned money can take up a lot of your time and see you receive false promises that turn out to not be enforceable. We can guide you on what to do (eg what to do and how to argue in the Disputes Tribunal) or take care of statutory demands and other rights you have. We have strong experience with liquidators and other credit linked businesses. ​ ABOUT COWAN LAW We have been around for coming up a decade and our team has the expertise to listen to you and provide advice on your legal issues and look for great outcomes. About Us OUR EXPERTISE We are ready to work transparently and in partnership with you and your family or business team, offering insightful and appropriate advice to take your interests forward. About Us OUR PEOPLE Our team has experience obtained in New Zealand and abroad, bringing a range of backgrounds and viewpoints to the table to enhance our understanding of your issues before we give our advice. About Us

  • Contact Us| Cowan Law

    ANGIE BURLING Partner ​ P: 09 600 6100 M: 021 256 3619 E: angie@cowanlaw.co.nz DOUG COWAN Partner ​ P: 09 320 0418 M: 021 414 693 E: doug@cowanlaw.co.nz CONTACT US BY PHONE, EMAIL OR OUR WEBSITE - DETAILS BELOW WEBSITE CONTACT First name Last name Email Phone Message Submit Thanks for submitting! POSTAL ADDRESS PO Box 137199 Parnell Auckland 1151 New Zealand PHYSICAL ADDRESS Level 2, Suite 4 Heards Building 168 Parnell Road Auckland 1052 New Zealand Phone +(64) (9) 320 4616 Call us if you require a car park when visiting ABOUT COWAN LAW We have been around for coming up a decade and our team has the expertise to listen to you and provide advice on your legal issues and look for great outcomes. About Us OUR EXPERTISE We are ready to work transparently and in partnership with you and your family or business team, offering insightful and appropriate advice to take your interests forward. About Us OUR PEOPLE Our team has experience obtained in New Zealand and abroad, bringing a range of backgrounds and viewpoints to the table to enhance our understanding of your issues before we give our advice. About Us

  • Privacy Policy | Cowan Law

    WE'LL ACHIEVE THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME FOR YOUR LEGAL MATTER WHILE KEEPING YOU INFORMED AND INVOLVED EVERY STEP OF THE WAY PRIVACY POLICY Cowan Law respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your information. This policy sets out our obligations to you, including how we collect, use and safeguard your information however you engage with us. PERSONAL INFORMATION ​ When you engage with us as a potential or actual client or employee, your personal information we may collect includes: your general information, such as your name, contact details and billing information; email communications with us and your written and verbal interactions with us; any details you provide to us as part of the Anti-Money Laundering legislation; your business interests and areas of interest and expertise (if you provide these to us or they are publicly available); your credit history; and ​if you are applying for a job with us, we may collect information about you relating to recruitment including your work history, academic record and any relevant records or information such as criminal records, visa information, and practising certificates. We may collect such information from third parties such as your previous employers, referees, recruitment agencies, government departments or educational institutions. ​ We may use your personal information: to provide you with our services and information and to maintain and develop our business relationship with you; for employment purposes, such as considering you for a role; to carry out conflict checks and client due diligence and monitor our relationship with you for compliance with applicable laws; for promotional and marketing purposes; to improve or update our services or business; for internal purposes (such as staff training); to contact you in relation to any enquiries you make; and to confirm or update your contact details. We will only disclose your personal information to a third party: where you have authorised us to do so; where those third parties help us provide our services to you (for example, another consultancy firm, law firm, expert witness or barrister you have engaged, or your bank during the process of billing); on a confidential basis and only to the extent required in the case of promoting the firm's and our people's expertise in publications and directories; where your personal information is not identifiable or in aggregate form, for example, for the purposes of reporting or responding to surveys; if we are required to or permitted by law to disclose such information; or if we are required to or permitted to by the Law Society's Rules of Professional Conduct. ​ OUR WEBSITE USES COOKIES ​ Cookies are small text files placed on your computer's hard drive to allow us and/or the host of our website to record how many times a user or computers within a user's network of computers visit the website, the number of times various pages of the website have been accessed and other similar information. You may disable receipt of cookies using features of your web browser that disable or turn off cookies. We will not use cookies to retrieve information that is unrelated to your visit or your interaction with the website. ​ We can collect your IP address. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the internet. The IP address data that we collect does not contain any personally identifiable information about you and is used to administer our site, to determine the numbers of different visitors to the site and to gather broad data. ​ We do not provide any personal information collected via our public website or the non-public areas maintained on our website to any third parties without the consent of those who provided the information. ​ When you visit the public areas of our website, you remain anonymous, however, if you use email links via the website, access password protected areas, or otherwise provide us with personally identifiable information on the website, you will not remain anonymous. GENERAL PRIVACY ACT MATTERS ​ We take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Further, we will only retain your personal information for as long as it is required for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy. ​ Under the Privacy Act 2020, you have the right to request to obtain, or have corrected, any personal information that we hold about you. If you want to make a request, please contact any Partner of Cowan Law. From time to time, Cowan Law may update this Privacy Policy. All revisions will be made available on our website and will take effect from the date that the revision is made available. This Policy was last updated on 26 May 2023. ​ More information is available at the Privacy Commissioner's website at https://www.privacy.org.nz ABOUT COWAN LAW We have been around for coming up a decade and our team has the expertise to listen to you and provide advice on your legal issues and look for great outcomes. About Us OUR EXPERTISE We are ready to work transparently and in partnership with you and your family or business team, offering insightful and appropriate advice to take your interests forward. About Us OUR PEOPLE Our team has experience obtained in New Zealand and abroad, bringing a range of backgrounds and viewpoints to the table to enhance our understanding of your issues before we give our advice. About Us

ABOUT COWAN LAW

We have been around for coming up a decade and our team has the expertise to listen to you and provide advice on your legal issues and look for great outcomes.

OUR EXPERTISE

We are ready to work transparently and in partnership with you and your family or  business team, offering insightful and appropriate advice to take your interests forward.

OUR PEOPLE

Our team has experience obtained  in New Zealand and abroad, bringing a range of backgrounds and viewpoints to the table to enhance our understanding of your issues before we give our advice.

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