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At Reids, we pride ourselves on our culture – it is what sets us apart as a firm. We bring a collective approach to the representation of clients and combine and share our experience as lawyers to provide you with the best possible results. Central to our vision is the fundamental belief that everyone is entitled to legal representation irrespective of that person’s ethnicity, cultural background or financial position.

When you instruct Reids you will be represented by a team of lawyers meaning you have access to the collective experience of over 60 years in the practice of family law.



We provide our clients with personal, professional service. We offer a solution focused approach individually tailored to meet our clients’ needs in the following areas:

  • Family Law including Relationship Property, Domestic Violence and Care of Children (Parenting) Matters.
  • Criminal Law including all Traffic Matters, Limited Licences (Work Licences), Jury Trial Matters and Regulatory Prosecutions.
  • Property Law including Residential Conveyancing (Buying and Selling Houses) and Refinancing.
  • Youth Court
  • Lawyer for Child
  • Family Dispute Resolution
  • Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Probate and Estate Matters
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mental Health Matters
  • Care and Protection cases involving Oranga Tamariki
  • Acting for people with intellectual disability in proceedings under IDCCR Act.

We are Legal Aid Providers and are able to assist you to make an application for a grant of Legal Aid if you are eligible.



We have over 10 years experience in various practice areas

Through personal experiences and those of the community we serve, we are able to offer real-life empathy with all manner of issues facing families today.

Please feel free to contact us for a free initial assessment of your particular situation and legal requirement.

Our Offices

Centrally located in Dudley Street, Lower Hutt, the Nathan Family Law office is easy to find with street parking usually available just outside the door.

Our People

We are a small but enthusiastic team working hard to quickly and efficiently resolve any legal issues you may have. You’ll find us approachable and efficient in your dealings with us. We look forward to being of service.

Our Service

Your situation requiring legal expertise is very important to us. Drawing from our extensive experience in a wide range of services, we aim to provide the most expedient and cost effective resolution to your problems.



Lloyd Collins Law Office commenced business on the 6th floor of Collins and May Building on Wednesday, 1 April 1992. Both Lloyd Collins and Paul May were partners in the firm Phillips Nicholson (now DLA Piper), which practiced law on the 4th and 5th floors of the building.

Phillips Nicholson changed its name to Phillips Fox as from 1 April 1992 and in conjunction with that decided to close down its Lower Hutt operation. Lloyd Collins then commenced practice on his own account. He started work with one staff member.

Paul May joined the firm on 1 December 1992 and the firm changed its name to Collins and May Law Office. Eugene Collins subsequently joined the partnership.

The firm moved to its current location on the 4th floor on 1 July 1993.

In 2007 the firm shortened its name to become Collins & May Law.

On 1 April 2019 Lloyd moved into a consultancy role.

Amy Haste, Eugene Collins and Simone Sedon are now directors of the firm and work together with one associate and five solicitors.



We are a general practice law firm with knowledge of and experience in most areas of the law. Our areas of special expertise can be found along the right hand side of this page.

If you have an enquiry that does not seem to fit any of the categories listed on the right please contact us to discuss whether we can be of assistance to you.

We look forward to being of service to you.

Family Law

  • Separation and all issues arising out of separation
  • The guardianship and care of Children
  • Matters involving care and protection proceedings
  • Child Support
  • Relationship Property, resolving disputes and the drafting of Relationship Property Agreements
  • Domestic Violence
  • Adoption
  • Paternity


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Committed to achieving excellence and acting with professionalism and integrity.

Paterson Anderson Lawyers is a specialist litigation firm that practices in the areas of family, criminal and civil law.

We provide clear and sound legal advice, guide you through the court process, assist you by preparing any applications and evidence that may be appropriate and represent you in court.

We stand with you from start to finish.

​If you are looking for strong advocates who know what they are doing and who care about achieving the best outcome for you, contact us.



Chris Nicholls has lived in the Hutt Valley most of his life. He is married to Fran and has three 3 adult children.

Chris was admitted to the bar in 1995 and has continuously practiced in the fields of Family Law & Criminal Law since that time.

In his spare time he enjoys playing cricket, tramping, gardening, cooking and sharing a drink with friends.



Thomas Dewar Sziranyi Letts began life as a specialist civil, criminal and family law litigation practice, becoming one of the largest in the country. Over the years we have developed to offer a full service including property matters, trusts and wills, in order to take care of a wide variety of our clients’ legal needs.

We act for private and corporate clients and provide services principally in the Wellington region and also represent a range of clients based throughout New Zealand. Our offices are in the Queensgate Tower, Lower Hutt and Lambton Quay, Central Wellington.

At Thomas Dewar, many of our clients are referred by other law practices for specialist litigation or alternative dispute resolution assistance. Our lawyers and support staff are committed to providing you, the client, with an outstanding, cost effective and professional service.


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