Our Firm

Who we are

The Story of Argyle Welsh Finnigan Limited

Argyle Welsh Finnigan Limited is a leading law firm in Ashburton, the town servicing Mid-Canterbury, 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.

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. Our team live in and around Ashburton and enjoy being part of the thriving Mid Canterbury community. The Ashburton District is one of the most dynamic and beautiful parts of New Zealand in which to live

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