Main Street Legal is a well established and successful firm of Upper Hutt lawyers.  Originally established in 1992 by John Gwilliam we have since then been providing a full general legal practice with special strengths in Litigation, Trusts, Family, and Criminal work.  In 2009 John Gwilliam incorporated his Firm to become John Gwilliam & Co Limited and in 2011 Fiona Butland became a Director and Partner in the Firm.  In August 2013 the Firm changed its name to Main Street Legal. Joseph Griffiths became a Director and Partner in 2020.

As your local lawyers our mission is to provide easy access to legal services for members of the community.  One way we do this is by running a free weekly legal advice clinic on Wednesday afternoons from 12.30pm until 2pm.  We also undertake work on legal aid.

Our aim is to demystify the law and lawyers and give advice on what is troubling people.  We can then offer our clients further ways in which they can help themselves or they can decide to seek our help professionally.

We are Upper Hutt lawyers and can work with you to provide the professional legal support and advice you need to get you through the tough times and to help you obtain your personal and professional goals.

We wish to advise that all legal documents formally held by Reg Newell on behalf of his clients are now safely in the possession of Main Street Legal. 

If you wish to make any changes to your documents, uplift them or want to confirm that we hold your deeds. Please contact us.


Our legal team is ready to help you with

Family Law

We are experts in Family Law and will provide you with sensible solutions, and even help in negotiations about property, child custody and support.

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Criminal Law

We have a long experience in practising Criminal Law and can appear in court on your behalf for all other matters including defended hearings

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Contract Law

We’re experts in business and corporate law and can advise on the sale and purchase of businesses, financing, franchising, leasing and lots more

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Employment Law

Whether you're an employer or employee, we can advise on issues such as unfair dismissals, discrimination, employment agreements and redundancy.

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We can help you sell, transfer, purchase or lease residential or commercial property, subdivide property, or just give general property advice.

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Wills and Estates

Want to secure the future of your spouse or family? We can advise on Wills, Powers of Attorney, the creation of Trusts, and more.

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