Brent Selwyn



Brent Selwyn

After a period living in the United Kingdom in the mid 1980’s, Brent returned to New Zealand to finish the law degree he started in the early 1980’s, graduating from Canterbury University with an LL.B in 1988.  He was admitted to the bar in June 1989.  After a long stint with another Christchurch firm, Brent joined Kannangara Thomson as a partner in April 2015.  Having worked mainly in suburban offices he has a broad general practice with an extensive private client base.

Areas of Practice:

Commercial and residential conveyancing; buying and selling businesses; commercial leasing; franchising; estate planning and asset protection including the use of family trusts; all aspects of elder law; subdivisions and company law including succession planning and joint ventures

Assisting Solicitor: Emma van de Kley (email Emma)

Registered Legal Executive: Carolyn-Lyford-Brady (email Carolyn)

Community/Professional Involvement:

Former Trustee of Rebuild Christchurch Foundation

Former Trustee and Board chair of the White Elephant Trust

Board member on the West Eyreton School Board of Trustees


In his spare time Brent enjoys time with his family.  He has four children, three sons and a daughter.  He is a regular road cyclist and enjoys Mountain biking. and has competed in the Forest Grape Ride in Marlborough the last three years.  He enjoys watching cricket and rugby and is an avid Crusaders fan.  He has been to three rugby World Cups, having attended matches in Australia, the UK and France and New Zealand.  He enjoys the occasional round of golf and has a particular passion for travel.

Brent Selwyn


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