Steven Duxfield





Steven is based in our Christchurch office but aims to spend some time at our Kaiapoi office most weeks.


Steven joined Corcoran French in 2014.  Prior to that, Steven was Practice Manager for another mid sized law firm for 19 years and has experience as a Chartered Accountant. 


As General Manager, Steven is responsible for all the non-legal operations of Corcoran French.   He's not a lawyer, so you won't find him giving you legal advice.  Most of his work is behind the scenes.  Steven's involvement, and that of our Office Manager, Karen, means our partners are free to focus on meeting the needs of our clients, rather than spending time managing the firm. 


Qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a Chartered Secretary (ACIS, Associate member of Corporate Governance New Zealand, an international qualification recognised in over 70 countries), Steven is also a member of ALPMA, the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association.  Steven's experience includes nine years on state sector school boards at all levels, including several years as Board Chair, as well as involvement in other charitable organisations, currently treasurer of two such organisations, managing funds of more than $10M. 


More than a manager


  • Married, with two adult children


  • Charitable sector involvement


  • Moderately capable DIYer


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