About Us

the story behind the firm

ABOUT Miller Poulgrain

Over the past 150 years, the town of Thames went from supporting gold-mining and logging to supporting instead a number of foundries, a local fishing fleet, dairying and dry stock farming, a car assembly plant, a hospital, a district council and tourism to name but a few of the area’s enterprises.

We feel that we have more than met the challenges of those changing times, and are proud to have come this far providing continuity of service to our clients whilst retaining their loyalty and being able to continue to deliver the quality legal services they have come to expect of us.

This is, to us, the most important aspect of our history – the long-term associations that we enjoy with local families and family businesses where the solicitor/client relationship may span three or four generations.


Buying a home is the largest investment many people will ever make and Miller Poulgrain has an experienced team ready to guide you through the process.

Whether you are buying or selling, we can draft the initial contract and give you advice at every stage of the transaction. If you are using a real estate agent, we have a working relationship with all of the local agents and are only too happy to talk to them before the contract is signed.


Rural Law is a highly specialised field of practise where you need the right people on the job.

Miller Poulgrain has an experienced team to help whether it be sales and purchases, leases, finance.

Asset structuring and succession are particularly important to farmers today and we can offer sensible working solutions in this area.

We value all of our rural clients highly and work closely with them to achieve their goals.


We offer a full service in estate administration from preliminary advice to family members on the terms of a will and the duties of executors through to obtaining a grant of administration and the eventual distribution of the estate.

We can also advise in respect of challenges to wills under the Family Protection and Testamentary Promises legislation.

our unique expertise

Why Clients Choose Us?

Miller Poulgrain is a reputable law firm based in New Zealand, known for its expertise in various legal areas such as property, commercial, family, and estate law. With a team of highly skilled lawyers, they provide personalised and comprehensive legal services tailored to the specific needs of their clients. .

Whether it’s buying or selling property, resolving family disputes, or planning estates, Miller Poulgrain offers professional guidance and representation, ensuring clients receive sound advice and effective solutions. With their extensive knowledge of New Zealand’s legal system and dedication to client satisfaction, Miller Poulgrain is a trusted choice for legal matters in the country.

The Partners

Partners at Miller Poulgrain