Alex Laurenson


Alex joined GQ in 2000 before moving to Wellington where he spent time working in a senior barrister's chambers advising clients on litigation matters. He also completed an in-house contract with a large Government department which gave him the understanding of the legal issues presented within large organisations. He brought this wealth of knowledge back to Govett Quilliam in 2007 and became a Partner in 2008.


With over 12 years experience in civil and domestic litigation, Alex is experienced in resolving issues for clients in a wider range of areas. Alex is a confident and formidable advocate and has a reputation for taking on some of the most difficult cases and achieving excellent results. He regularly appears in the District, Family and High Courts. 

Alex leads the Family team with Paul Shearer and heads the firms Iwi and post settlement team.

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Alex is married to Kate and they have three children. Participting in social sports, attending local events and arts and culture is an important part of Alex's world.

Alex is of Atihaunui a Paparangi, Tuwharetoa, Ngati Rangi, Ngai Tumapuhia Rangi, and Ngai Tahu decent.

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