Clare O'Neill

Business Lawyers

Clare is the leader of the Cavell Leitch business team with over 20 years of experience working with business owners.

Clare works with a business throughout its entire life cycle - from the first great idea, through to growth of the business, putting strong governance and operational structures in place, financing and ultimately to the sale or handover of the business.

Clare is a specialist in retirement villages and acts for the owners and developers of many of the South Island's top quality retirement villages.

She assists numerous businesses in all aspects of commercial law in a wide variety of sectors including hospitality, retail, health, industrial, manufacturing, technology, property development and franchising.

Contact Telephone: +64 3 339 5624
Email: clare.oneill@cavell.co.nz

Professional Qualifications

LLB (Canterbury)

The New Zealand Law Society Council of Law Reporting



Advice to company board's of directors

Advice to not for profit organisations


Business Team


Senior Associates


Senior Solicitors

Legal Assistant

Legal Secretaries

I have dealt with many lawyers over the years and Clare is simply one of the best. She is extremely knowledgeable, a proactive partner for my business needs, meticulously organised and extremely effective.