New office and return to CBD for Parry FieldPosted by On

Parry Field Lawyers has expanded its offering to clients with the opening of a fourth office and a return to the central city, for the first time since Christchurch’s 2011 February earthquake.

It’s nearly 12 years to the day that the partners, lawyers and office were trapped on the upper floors of the 17-storey Forsyth Barr building in Colombo Street, and had to be rescued by crane.

The new central city offices have been officially opened by Christchurch’s Mayor Phil Mauger.

The Mayor thanked the Parry Field for its ongoing commitment to Christchurch and in particular for the decision to return to the heart of the city.

“It’s investment by businesses like yours that help drive our economy and support the community,” he said. “Thanks for all the work you do as a legal team to remove barriers and find solutions for your clients.”

The Mayor also congratulated Parry Field on the choice of location by the Bridge of Remembrance.

The building at 60 Cashel Street was one of the first significant rebuilds after the earthquake and was designed to 130% of the Building Code. “It’s a great example of the determination to build better – to create work environments that are safer, stronger, and smarter.”

Until the earthquakes Parry Field had had offices continuously in the Christchurch CBD since its founding 75 years ago, in 1948.

At the opening, Parry Field’s Chair, Kris Morrison, recalled the moment the earthquake struck; looking from the 15th floor at the huge cloud…

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