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AWS Legal has been at the forefront of legal advice in Southland for more than 125 years.
As advisors in a dynamic environment, our progressive culture and ability to embrace change is vital in all our areas of legal practice.
Our solicitors are recognised as among the best in their fields, both in the skills that they offer and the working relationships they foster, providing legal advice that is second to none.
Our areas of legal expertise include Rural Law, Business Law, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Criminal, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Dispute Management and Resolution, Employment Law and Property Law.
Our offices in Invercargill, Queenstown, Alexandra, Cromwell, Te Anau, Gore, and Christchurch mean we’re always close at hand for clients, and are one of the South Island’s largest and most highly-regarded practices.

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Our partner Fiona is speaking at the New Zealand Law Society Criminal Law Symposium on the requirements of the defence of withdrawal in relation to people charged as a party to a criminal offence.  There must be conduct which clearly demonstrates withdrawal and steps by the person to undo the effect of the previous participation or to prevent a crime.

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23rd September 2016
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