Jan Avery

Jan Avery is a specialist family lawyer and mediator whose areas of expertise are separation, care of children, relationship property, protection of property rights, and mental health.  


She is also an accredited member of “Leadr“.  She is the South Island representative upon the Leadr board.  


Jan also is a mediator appointed by the Family Court in Christchurch to conduct mediations on its behalf.


Jan has been with Corcoran French for more than 20 years.  


Jan also acts as a court appointed counsel representing children and people otherwise unable to represent themselves. 


More than a lawyer


  • Gardening


  • Dance and music


  • Cooking


  • Spending time with family and friends