Andrew Golightly

Andrew Golightly

LL.B, B.Com, Notary Public
021 430 700

Andrew joined our firm as partner in 2008 and leads our Property and Commercial team.

Andrew is recognised as one of Northland’s leading commercial lawyers. Highly experienced in all matters of commercial law, Andrew specialises in rural matters, tenders, contracts, financing, licencing matters and sale and purchases of businesses. He specialises in dispute resolution and mediation, working with business owners, family trusts & estates to resolve matters before they escalate and result in significant business break up or loss of revenue.

His facilitative skill base is a reflection of years of experience in commercial discussions, paired with his experience on the Northland Rugby Union board as Chairman (September 2008 to April 2014). He was a director for New Zealand Rugby from 2014 to 2020.  He continues to serve on the boards of New Zealand Rugby Foundation and Northland Basketball.  From May 2020 he is the President of the Northland Rugby Union.  He is also the Honorary Solicitor for a number of sports clubs including the Whangarei Racing Club. 

Andrew graduated with a combined Commerce and Law Degree from Otago University in 1991 and was admitted that year. As a proud Northlander, he thoroughly enjoys being back in his home town and working to support his region.  He believes in using and driving our local economy and proudly acts for a number of Northland’s leading businesses.