Our Consultants

Providing trusted legal advice for more than 130 years.

Gavin Thornton
LL.B (Hons)
Phone Direct: 06 835-9252
Email: gavin@cardow.co.nz


Gavin was born and raised in Hawke’s Bay and joined Carlile Dowling after working in a London firm. He became a partner of Carlile Dowling in 1981. Gavin has a wide range of experience in all aspects of litigation, but his main specialty is relationship property disputes. In this area he has conducted seminars for the New Zealand Law Society and has appeared in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Gavin is a member of the Crown Solicitor’s Prosecution Panel, and a LEADR trained mediator.

Specialist practice areas:

  • Relationship Property
  • Litigation

Secretary: Derryn Toomey