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Matthew Joyce - Associate

Matthew Joyce MFJ Profile


Contact Matthew

Phone: +64 4 916 6427

Email: matthew.joyce@gibsonsheat.com
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Specialist areas

Commercial Property
Development & Subdivision
Māori Land law
Relationship Property
Farm sales and purchases

LLB, BA(Hons)

Matthew's secretary is
Colleen Carson

Phone: +64 4 916 6426
Email: colleen.carson@gibsonsheat.com


About Matthew

Career to date
Since graduating from the University of Otago, I have worked in Christchurch, the Wairarapa and Wellington. I am thankful I have not had a cookie-cutter career and I have enjoyed being exposed to criminal law as well as to the full spectrum of property law and commercial law. I have recently developed a special interest in Māori land law.  I can assist on commercial or property matters.
My recent work
  • Subdivisions;
  • Māori land law;
  • Commercial leases;
  • Property development;
  • Agreements to buy and sell land.
My approach to working with my clients

I have always worked in smaller to medium-sized firms. I enjoy picking up the phone and dealing directly with people, and thinking outside the box to get the best result for my clients. I have found that all clients value good communication and pragmatic advice.

The best piece of advice I've ever been given

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

What stimulates me?

Being creative with words. (“Words, if you let them, will do what they want to do and what they have to do” Anne Carson)

What I enjoy outside of work

Playing sports and music.

If I wasn't a lawyer I'd be...

an architect, a builder or a musician.