Chris Ashton


Chris joined Meredith Connell in 2016. Chris advises clients on a wide range of commercial property matters including sale and purchase, leasing, subdivisions and other property development. 

Prior to joining Meredith Connell, Chris was an Associate in another central Auckland law firm, where he gained experience in property law, commercial and corporate transactions, acquisitions and disposals, and drafting commercial contracts.

Acted on the sale of leased office buildings for an NZ property developer, with individual transactions in the vicinity of $100m.

Advised on a corporate restructure and subsequent security issue worth over $50m for a rapidly expanding NZ company with an increasing international presence.

Worked on residential subdivisions, including lifestyle blocks and suburban, involving due diligence on the underlying land, finance arrangements, subdivision, and subsequent sale of lots.

LLB/BA, University of Auckland