Our Firm

Who we are

The Story of Argyle Welsh Finnigan Limited

Argyle Welsh Finnigan Limited is a leading law firm servicing Mid-Canterbury and Selwyn, New Zealand. Our firm provides quality legal services with a commitment to our clients and to understanding their individual needs and requirements.

With more than one hundred years of combined legal experience, we are able to offer prompt and professional advice on a wide range of legal matters.

We have a broad base of loyal clients who trust us to help them, their business and their families. Our team serves on the boards of a number of significant local companies, charities and community organisations.

Community Focus

Supporting our district and further afield

Argyle Welsh Finnigan Limited has a proud history of working with, and supporting Mid-Canterbury, organisations, businesses and people. It is something we are very passionate about.

Advance Ashburton Community Foundation
Allenton Netball Club Committee
Ashburton Celtic Rugby Football Club
Ashburton Borough School
Ashburton Community Alcohol Drug Service Incorporated
Ashburton College Alumni
Ashburton Golf Club Golf Tournament
Ashburton Performing Arts Theatre Trust
Birthright Canterbury Trust
Cancer Support Group Ashburton
Cancer Society of New Zealand
Coldstream Cricket Club
Community House Mid Canterbury Charitable Trust
Hospice Mid Canterbury
Kai for Kids – Ashburton
Ronald McDonald House Christchurch
Mayfield Lions’ Golf Tournament
Mid Canterbury Choir
Mid Canterbury Hockey
Mid Canterbury Rugby Union
Mid Canterbury Netball
Rakaia Lions Club Charitable Golf Tournament
Rakaia Netball
Rakaia Ploughing Match Association
Relay for Life
Rolleston Senior C Netball team
St Vincent de Paul Society
The Trotts Garden Charitable Trust
Variety Theatre

NZ Law

Argyle Welsh Finnigan Limited is a member of NZ Law Limited that incorporates more than 55 firms throughout New Zealand

NZ Law Limited is an association of independent law firms that co-operate to develop a national working relationship.

Membership enables firms to access one another’s skills, resources, information and ideas whilst maintaining the confidentiality of their clients’ affairs.

NZ Law Limited currently has a total of just over 200 partners and directors and over 200 legal staff. 

Our History

Firm Founded

The firm was founded in 1983 by Alister Argyle when he commenced practice as a sole practitioner.



Joined By David Welsh

Partnership Established



joined in partnership by the late Paul Finnigan

joined in partnership by Paul Gooby



joined in partnership by Jane Argyle-Reed

joined in partnership by Emma Taylor



rolleston branch office opened - 41 Shelley street, rolleston

joined in partnership by charles whatman



Today the firm employs a team of over 25 staff across two offices located in Ashburton and Rolleston. Our team live in and around Mid Canterbury and Selwyn and enjoy being part of the thriving community, enjoying all of the benefits that the districts have to offer.

The Firm incorporated in April 2022 to become Argyle Welsh Finnigan Limited.