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Lawyers In Practice Statistics: Property Law

Information obtained from holders of current practising certificates shows that at mid-January 2011, 1,035 practitioners spent over 50% of their time working in property law.

This was 16.1% of all lawyers who indicated an area of practice where they spent over half of their time. Property law is the second-most important area of practice by number of lawyers specialising in it (ie, spending over half their time).

There were 3,876 lawyers (34.0% of all practising certificate holders) who spent some of their time working in property law. The number of lawyers specialising in property law varied by location. In Manawatu branch, 13.1% of all practising certificate holders spent over half their time practising property law, followed by Southland (12.3%) and Hawke’s Bay (12.0%). The lowest proportions were in Gisborne (no branch lawyers spent over half their time practising property law), Wellington (6.2%) and Nelson (7.6%).

In Hawke’s Bay, 55.1% of all branch members spent some time working in property law. Other branches with a relatively high proportion of lawyers spending some time on property law were Nelson (53.5%) and Southland (50.7%).

Branches where the lowest proportion of members spent at least some time on property law were Wellington (25.3%) and Auckland (30.4%).

Time Spent working on property law, mid-January 2011

Branch 1-25% 26-50% 51-75% 76-100% Total % Branch
Auckland

508

502

290

202

1502

30.4%

Canterbury-Westland

179

256

94

33

562

48.6%

Gisborne

17

9

0

0

26

46.4%

Hawke’s Bay

41

56

18

9

124

55.1%

Manawatu

16

27

14

5

62

42.8%

Marlborough

10

8

3

1

22

42.3%

Nelson

34

32

10

1

77

53.5%

Otago

79

84

27

11

201

49.1%

Overseas

14

7

3

3

27

8.6%

Southland

28

25

14

3

70

50.7%

Taranaki

27

29

10

2

68

45.9%

Waikato BOP

150

179

85

31

445

44.5%

Wellington

275

223

94

66

658

25.3%

Whanganui

15

11

6

0

32

47.8%

TOTAL

1393

1448

668

367

3876

34.0%


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Last updated on the 11th May 2012