Our law firm has been advising businesses, organisations, trusts, families and individuals in Marlborough for nearly 150 years.

In the same year that John Barleyman established his legal practice in Blenheim, David Herd planted Marlborough's first vines at Auntsfield in Fairhall.

As with Marlborough's growth and reputation in producing quality wine, the firm (now Wisheart Macnab & Partners) has provided continuous quality legal advice and support to clients throughout the region for nearly 150 years.

Our story has grown alongside and within Marlborough's own, and our partners have helped to shape policy within Marlborough and across New Zealand.

A former Partner, Sir Doug Kidd, was MP for Marlborough from 1978 to 1996 and held a number of ministerial portfolios, including Fisheries, Energy and Labour. He was appointed Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1996 to 1999.

Merv Wisheart played a key role in Marlborough's growth as a Councillor.

Brian Dwyer is a current Environment Court judge, and Mike Turner is a current District Court judge.


Our former partners represent a strong history of local knowledge and legal representation in Marlborough and throughout New Zealand.

John Barleyman

Alfred Rogers

F T Relling

A C Nathan

Merv Wisheart

1873 - 1887

1882 - 1907

1913 - 1926

1918 - 1964

1949 - 1999

PC Macnab

Sir Doug Kidd

Ross Inder

Brian Dwyer

PJ O'Donnell

1959 - 1987

1965 - 1979

1967 - 1988

1975 - 1992

1977 - 1984