Kannangara Thomson Law - Brent Selwyn

After a period living in the United Kingdom in the mid 1980’s, Brent returned to New Zealand to finish the law degree he started in the early 1980’s, graduating from Canterbury University with an LL.B in 1988.  He was admitted to the bar in June 1989.  After a long stint with another Christchurch firm, Brent joined Kannangara Thomson as a partner in April 2015.  Having worked mainly in suburban offices he has a broad general practice with an extensive private client base.

Areas of Practice:

Commercial and residential conveyancing; buying and selling businesses; commercial leasing; franchising; estate planning and asset protection including the use of family trusts; all aspects of elder law; subdivisions and company law including succession planning and joint ventures

Community/Professional Involvement:

Trustee of Rebuild Christchurch Foundation
Trustee and Board chair of the White Elephant Trust


In his spare time Brent enjoys time with his family.  He has four children, three sons and a daughter.  He is a regular road cyclist and enjoys Mountain biking. and has competed in the Forest Grape Ride in Marlborough the last three years.  He enjoys watching cricket and rugby and is an avid Crusaders fan.  He has been to three rugby World Cups, having attended matches in Australia, the UK and France and New Zealand.  He enjoys the occasional round of golf and has a particular passion for travel.

Kannangara Thomson

From conveyancing to immigration, employment law to estate administration, Kannangara Thomson provides a comprehensive range of legal services and advice.

Embracing the cultural diversity and unique make-up of the region, Kannangara Thomson is committed to delivering quality legal services to clients throughout Christchurch and the wider Canterbury area.

Highly qualified and skilled in a broad array of specialist aspects within the law, the team at Kannangara Thomson draw on life experiences gained from all corners of the globe, with their unique personal histories forming a rich tapestry of wisdom, intelligence and practical thinking.

Down-to-earth and passionate about the people of Christchurch, Kannangara Thomson’s legal experts and support staff offer a service which revolves around the key principles of trust, integrity and transparency. When thoughtful planning, sound advice, and peace of mind are important, Kannangara Thomson is here to help.


Brent Selwyn
Brent Selwyn
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575 Wairakei Road
Christchurch 8141
New Zealand

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