Our team of lawyers has proven experience in supporting charities, not for profits and social enterprises. Learn more about us on this page.
Ken is a Partner at Parry Field and wrote the chapter on charity law in The Law and Practice of Charities in New Zealand, published by LexisNexis. He frequently advises clients on all aspects of charity law and has been practising at Parry Field since 1980. Ken has served, or is still serving, on many boards including Film Canterbury, YMCA Christchurch, Christian Resource Centre International, CRY For The World Foundation, Hagar New Zealand, Living Springs Trust, Garden City Rotary Charitable Trust, La Vida Youth Trust and Parry Field Charitable Foundation. Outside of work he is an active member of the Rotary Club of Garden City as well as a keen musician and road cycling racer.
Kris is a Partner at Parry Field and has extensive experience working with schools and other education providers. Kris has served is a Board Member of Code Club Aotearoa and the chairman of the Christian Schools Network in Christchurch and the Emmanuel Christian School Board of Trustees, is a Board Member of Code Club Aotearoa, and is also actively involved in his church. Outside of work he loves playing music and spending time with his wife Louise and their 6 children who keep them busy.
Steven is a Partner at Parry Field and brings a different perspective having returned to NZ after 12 years overseas. He loves working in the charitable sector as it can make a real impact for good for many people. Steven studied at Canterbury University and spent more than a decade at international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright in Tokyo (4 years), London (3 years) and Sydney (4 years). Before that he spent 3 years in Wellington at a national firm. He recently spoke at the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand annual conference in Melbourne about Social Enterprises (you can see video of that in the tab above).
Judith is an Associate at Parry Field and has worked with a number of charitable clients. She is a Board Member of the Aidanfield Christian School Trust and is actively involved in her church. Judith enjoys using the skills she has been given to help people and charities understand and apply the law to their situation by giving practical and pragmatic advice. Outside of work Judith enjoys baking and cooking, reading and checking out new cafes in Christchurch.
As well as those mentioned above we have a large team of 25 lawyers in our offices who handle many other areas of law such as property transactions, disputes, employment, wills and estates. They are also frequently involved in providing services to our clients in the charity, not for profit and social enterprise sector.