The team at Williams McKenzie knows all about delivering sensible and cost-effective solutions to our clients. We have a thorough understanding across a wide range of legal areas.Situated in North Canterbury, our clients enjoy sound advice from local people who are well-connected to the community.


“We pride ourselves in being friendly, approachable and readily available.”


Covid 19 – Orange Traffic Light setting

Visits to our office are to be by appointment if possible and face masks are compulsory.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Details  Our people make us who we are. At Williams McKenzie we pride ourselves in friendly professional legal service.
We offer a wide range of legal services

We offer a wide range of legal services

Details  Our team experience and expertise covers most common legal areas. We can help you with:
  • Property
  • Commercial
  • Family
  • Employment
  • Private client
  • Litigation
Learn more about how we can help you with legal advice and services.
Our History

Our History

Details  The firm traces its origins to the Christchurch legal practice established by Arthur Rhodes in 1884. He was joined in partnership by Michael Godby and John Heaton Rhodes to form Rhodes Ross. In 1934, Alan Fraser commenced practice in Rangiora, later joined by Sir Howard Kippenberger. The two firms merged in 1949 to create Rhodes Godby & Fraser, later renamed Rhodes Fraser & Co. David Crerar joined the partnership in 1972 and Ron Williams in 1978. A merger with Rodney Venning formed Fraser Venning Crerar, renamed Crerar Williams in 1999. Tania McKenzie became a partner in 2002. On 1 August 2008, Crerar Williams changed its name to Williams McKenzie.

With our excellent service and loyalty to our clients, we continue to lead North Canterbury into the future.
Free Family Law Information Clinic

Free Family Law Information Clinic

Date  August 04, 2022
Details  We are hosting our first free Family Law information clinic in Rangiora on Tuesday, 23 August from 6pm-7pm.  Please see the attached flyer for details.

Please register by emailing your name and contact number to reception@williamsmckenzie.co.nz

Our wonderful family team of Tandy Gwaze-Musesengwa, Georgia Allen and Lauren Davis will be hosting the clinic.  There will be more to follow if this is well received.

Williams McKenzie Limited

Details  We are situated upstairs.
Please let us know if you have any mobility issues so we can arrange to see you in a downstairs office if you would prefer.

4 Durham Street,
Rangiora 7440
Ph: (03) 313-7086
Fax: (03) 313-4030
E: reception@williamsmckenzie.co.nz