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Christine Eastgate

Christine Eastgate is our partner based in the Kaiapoi office although she does see clients in our Christchurch office. Christine heads our commercial/property team for North Canterbury as well as our family team.


Christine completed her law degree from Canterbury University in 1991 and worked at Corcoran French as a settlements clerk at that time while finishing her Bachelor of Arts and bar exams. Christine worked for another North Canterbury law firm and was a partner when she left in 2007 to return to Corcoran French.


Over her 25 years experience in North Canterbury she has acted for a number of business and private clients assisting with all areas of general practice including private and commercial conveyancing, trusts, estates and asset planning, rural law, business matters. Christine is also a different number of charitable trust and organisations.


Christine is an accredited member of the Property Law Section of New Zealand Law Society.  



More than a lawyer
  • Trustee of the Waimakariri Arts Trust and involved in the Kaiapoi Arts Exhibition  

  • Involved with South Island German Shepherd League Inc and Linwood Community House Inc  

  • Mountain biking and walking

  • Certified Open Water diver


  • Travel, retail therapy


  • Married to Russell


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