About Us

Colin Abernethy

Partner LLB (Hons), BA

Colin Abernethy

Colin is a member of our family law team and now has over 9 years’ experience in the area of family law.  He has particular expertise in the protection of assets prior to and during a relationship and the division of assets upon separation including personally owned assets, companies and trusts together with all care of children disputes and domestic violence matters.

Colin was a recipient of a 2006 Harmans’ summer clerk scholarship and completed his double degree in Law with honours and a BA, majoring in Political Science at Canterbury University at the end of 2006, he joined Harmans the following year.   

In March 2015 Colin was appointed to be Convenor of the Family Law Committee of the Canterbury-Westland Branch of the NZ Law Society, having served on that committee since 2011. In 2014 he was also re-elected for his second term as secretary of the Christchurch Family Courts Association.  

Colin is a keen sportsman, having captained and played for many representative hockey teams.  He plays golf and is a keen tramper, and also enjoys music, movies and spending time with family and friends. 





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