Founding partner Alf Malley established the firm in 1897 and concentrated on conveyancing. From the 1940s Malley & Co began taking on partners and over time has developed into a full service legal firm with a strong client base of businesses and private individuals. We have a strong track record of attracting high calibre staff. Three partners have been appointed district court judges in New Zealand.
Alf had a deep and genuine interest in his clients and was a stickler for honesty and integrity. He retired in the 1960s but the culture he established lives on. Reliability, responsiveness, understanding client needs and always having their best interests at heart, are values we still live and work by at Malley & Co.
Although proud of our past, we are also forward looking. We embrace change and have adopted the new technology required to practice law successfully in the 21st century.
We also recognise New Zealand is now a multicultural society. One partner is fluent in French and we also have access to interpreters who can assist you with your legal affairs in New Zealand.
|1897||Solicitor Alf Malley began practicing law from a small office on the corner of Manchester St and Cashel St|
|1943||Alf’s son Felix joins the practice as office accountant and manager|
|1944||Alfred’s second son Edmund joins the practice as a solicitor|
|1947||Alf Malley is honoured with a dinner hosted by the Canterbury District Law Society to celebrate 50 years in practice|
|1966||Partner Bill Brown is appointed as a District Court judge|
|1983||Malley & Co moves into offices in Cathedral Square|
|1985||Partner Garry Mahon is appointed as a District Court judge|
|1994||Partner Brian Callaghan is appointed as a District Court judge|
|1997||Malley & Co opens second office at Hornby|
|1997||Malley & Co celebrate 100 year centenary||2011||On 22nd February the Cathedral Square building is damaged beyond repair. Malley & Co find themselves working in the suburbs||2012||In August Malley & Co are one of the first law firms to move back into the city||2013||In June Malley & Co merge with Mackintosh Bradley & Price lawyers. A new chapter begins|