Michael Dewhirst LLB
Principal - owner
Rural land and business
Industry and forests
Business sale and purchase
Commercial and company law
Land and property law
Energy and infrastructure
Resource management and consents
Personal planning and relationships
What made you decide to become a lawyer?
I became a lawyer because I really enjoy the English language. Also, some say I can be argumentative, but I don’t agree with them.
Where did you study law and what was your favourite subject?
Victoria. My favourite subject was environmental law and minerals.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Do you have any hobbies / interests outside of work?
Hanging out with family, sailing, surfing, swimming, diving and having a laugh.
Complete this sentence: if I wasn’t a lawyer I would be...
...an art and antique dealer.
What do you love about your job?
People. That’s it. Everything we do is about them.