Eric Tanner

LL.B (Hons)
Director

PARTNER

Eric is a keen sports follower and lawyer.

Eric is another of Magill Earl Limited’s people with fantastic work and life experience – traits which equip him well in the variety of legal issues he handles.

Joining the firm in 2006 and becoming a partner in 2010, Eric’s work covers everything from Rural, Commercial and Residential Conveyancing, Trusts and Succession Planning to speciality interests in Employment Law (from both Employer and Employee perspectives, including handling Personal Grievances), Building and Construction disputes and an interest in ACC claims, an area for which there is little call.

Eric was born in Leicester and with an army officer father, the family moved often around the UK as well as overseas to Germany and Hong Kong. Early adult years saw him with a Dover Lifeboat crew where he was awarded the Royal National Lifeboat Bronze Medal for a life saving rescue during the Great Storm of 1987. Eric joined the Kent County Constabulary. His time there was curtailed with enforced medical retirement after being shot during an armed bank robbery, for which he was awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal.

These experiences didn’t dampen Eric’s spirit. He applied his manual skills in the Building Trade and established a business manufacturing wooden toys.

Burgeoning family commitments and aspirations helped him with the career move to the law. After completing his law degree, the family moved to New Zealand in 2001 and after a wide search settled on a lifestyle block near Matamata. With wife Michelle, (an Immunisation Education Facilitator), and moral support from his daughters, the family has established itself and Eric shortly hopes to breed Herefords.

Community involvements for Eric include trusteeship of the Matamata Memorial RSA/Charitable Trust, treasurer of Matamata Rotary Club and secretary to the Waikato Youth Music Association.

Eric is a keen sports follower, supporting the Waikato and Chiefs teams. He hunts and fishes when time out from fencing and stock handling permit.

Eric is looking to continue to build on the wonderful foundations of the firm, and to continually ensure practice and client service levels are maintained and enhanced.

Property Law & Conveyancing

How often is it said – buying a home can be one of the most important transactions of most people’s lives. Magill Earls advice stands the test of time.

Estates and Succession Law

Magill Earl has considerable expertise helping our clients plan for their futures – from Enduring Powers of Attorney and Wills through to Trusts and Estate administration, and everything in between.

Relationship Property

We are highly experienced in the law and practicalities concerning relationship property agreements and disputes.

Commercial Law

Legal compliance is more onerous than it used to be. We know how to assist clients coping with the raft of rules and regulations that impact on their businesses.

Rural and Environmental Law

Our Dairy, Sheep and Beef farmers, and our horse breeders and trainers, together with the people and businesses that support them, are our community’s, and our, lifeblood.

Family Law

We at Magill Earl pride ourselves on being able to give the highest quality family advice to protect you and your family from life’s ups and downs.

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Nobody wants to go to Court to resolve matters and we are experienced at doing all things possible to avoid the time consuming and expensive experiences of the Court process.

Mediation

Although conflicts and disputes can sometimes end up in the formal processes of arbitration or even Court, we provide dedicated expertise in the practice of Mediation.

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