After a period living in the United Kingdom in the mid 1980s, Brent returned to New Zealand to finish the law degree that he started in the early 1980s, 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 (including Leases, Buying and Selling of businesses and general business matters), residential sales, residential purchases, franchising, company law including succession planning and joint ventures, Wills, Trusts, Estate Administration and Elder Law.
Former Trustee of Rebuild Christchurch Foundation
Former Trustee and Board Chair of the White Elephant Trust
Former Board Member on the St Patrick’s Bryndwr and West Eyreton School Board of Trustees
Former director and treasurer of Law Alliance New Zealand
In his spare time, Brent enjoys time with his family. He has four children, three sons and a daughter. He has been a keen road cyclist and enjoys mountain biking and he has competed in the Forest Grape Ride in Marlborough on a number of occasions. 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 United Kingdom, France and New Zealand. He enjoys the occasional round of golf and has a particular passion for travel.