Celia Barker

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Celia is a Partner in our Property Team. Alongside property, Celia also has a vast range of experience across trusts, estate planning and Wills. This range and depth of experience ensures Celia's clients are well looked after; they trust her advice and often seek her guidance on a range of matters.

Celia is experienced in drafting individualised lease clauses for new and older buildings which have differing needs e.g. single or multi storey, and single or multi tenanted. She prides herself on her ability to work through challenging and often complex property matters to find practical solutions.

Structuring ownership of commercial property and how it interrelates with personal asset structuring is also one of Celia’s specialties. She has a comprehensive knowledge of Trust Law, and has for many years assisted clients to decide what best suited their situation. Family preferences and needs as well as accounting input are important.

Celia is dedicated to delivering the very best results for her clients in a timely and practical manner. She is well recognised as being a good and caring communicator who develops an excellent rapport with her clients.

Contact Telephone: +64 3 335 3466
Mobile Phone: +64 27 561 3294
Email: celia.barker@cavell.co.nz
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Professional Qualifications

LLB (Canterbury)


Celia has acted for my wife and I for 18 years. During this time Celia has acted for us in the purchase and sale of numerous residential, commercial and rural properties, formed numerous companies and trusts and in one case created a subdivision. Celia has always attended to our needs in an efficient and timely fashion and her advice has always been sound and above all, accurate.

Celia possesses a professional ethic this is unmatched by any other lawyer I know and her attention to detail is unrivalled.