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David Roughan
David Roughan LLB Notary Public

Member ADLS Inc Property Disputes Committee 1988 and 2006-2014

Member NZLS Property Law Section Rural Transactions Committee

Member NZ Society of Notaries Inc Council 2012-2014

Member Council of ADLS Inc 2009-2012 and 2014-2017

Member NZLS Property Law Section Executive Committee 2010-2013 and 2014 -2017

Do you want a lawyer who has Experience, Expertise and Cares?

Then David is your man.


David has a long career in the law, including three years with Public Trust in Wellington and Whanganui and 12 years with, what was then, Connell Lamb Gerard & Co in Whangarei. He then established Northlaw in 1986.

This background puts David's clients at ease knowing that there are few if any situations he hasn't already seen many times before and knows what's required to get things right for them.


Caring expertise

David-Roughan-with-clientsDavid's time at Public Trust created a great platform for his property law expertise. In particular he learned the art of Will drafting, in the context of the wide range of possible permutations around family property matters.

But being a Wills expert and property law specialist are not the only strings to David's bow. Contribution to the community and his profession are part of who he is. He has tutored Commercial law at the Northland Polytechnic, as it was then (now NorthTec - Tai Tokerau Wananga) and run seminars on Family Trusts and Real Estate matters. 

                                                                                                                                       His concern to see the law profession well governed and steering in the right direction is demonstrated by his dedicated membership of the Council of Auckland District Law Society Incorporated (2009-2012) and his signficant ongoing contributions to the New Zealand Law Society Property Law Section, as a member of it's Executive Committee.


David has also contributed to the Kamo, Whangarei and Northland communities in other ways including time as a Lion, and serving on the Committee of the Kamo Club, and his children's School Committees.


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With a life

Outside work David enjoys his farm and is a lover of Land Rovers being an active member of the Land Rover Club. In 2011 he was proud to be a volunteer for the New Zealand hosted 2011 Rugby World Cup.



Thank you to my lawyer colleagues

David wishes to sincerely thank the many members of the Legal profession in Northland, Auckland and elsewhere who have offered their appreciation to him for his dedication and commitment during the first four Councils of the Auckland District Law Society Inc. read more



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What David's clients say .....


"He always just cuts to the heart of the matter .... " read more


"He is not only a great lawyer. He is something far more .... " read more


"He did not seek my business, but was willing to guide me .... " read more