About Us

Who We Are

Serving the South Otago Community and beyond for more than 100 years.

O’Malley & Co Limited is a general practice law firm based in South Otago with branches in Balclutha and Milton. We are proud to have been an active and loyal member of the business community in South Otago for more than 100 years.

The firm consists of two Directors, a Consultant, two Solicitors, an Estate Manager and a wonderful support team that provides friendly assistance for all our loyal clients.

Our Offices

Balclutha

Address: 20 James Street, Balclutha
Phone: 03 419 0025

Milton

Address: 94 Union Street, Milton
Phone: 03 417 7355

Our Team

BRIGID CLINTON | DIRECTOR

Brigid graduated from Otago University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies and Bachelor of Laws.

Brigid joined the firm in 2006 and has been practicing law in Balclutha for most of her professional career. Brigid became a Director of the firm in April 2017.

Brigid brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm in all aspects of general rural practice. Brigid enjoys assisting clients, especially in the fields of Relationship Property law, Conveyancing, Succession Planning, Elder law, Trusts and Estate law.

brigid@sho.co.nz

Annie Soper | DIRECTOR

Annie graduated from Otago University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics and completed her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2008.

Annie started her legal career with the firm in the Balclutha office in 2009 before assisting with the opening of our branch office in Milton in 2012. She became a Director of the firm in November 2020.

Annie continues to work in both the Milton and Balclutha offices and enjoys assisting people from all facets of her local community in the areas of property, commercial law, trusts and estates, succession planning, relationship property and rural law.

Annie is a member of the Milton Volunteer Fire Brigade and has given her time to a number of local organisations including currently serving as a member of the Board of Trustees for St Mary’s School.

annie@sho.co.nz

Noel O’Malley | Consultant

Noel began work on his family farm before attending Otago University where he completed his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1975.

Noel has been practicing law in Balclutha since joining the firm in 1978. In November 2020 Noel stepped down as a Director of the firm and now practices as a Consultant. As the senior member of the firm, he has seen enormous changes not only in the practice of law, but in the rural community and its supporting industries. Noel enjoys guiding and advising both his work colleagues and his clients in all aspects of the law, and has embraced the ever-changing challenges that a rural practice demands.

Noel has been involved with many community organisations over the years and is a Past President of the Otago District Law Society. He is currently studying part time for a Masters’ Degree in Peace and Conflict at Otago University.

noel@sho.co.nz

Aidan Grau | Solicitor

Aidan graduated from The University of Canterbury in 2021 with a Bachelor of Laws.
Aidan joined O’Malley & Co in 2022 and is now working with people from all walks of life and enjoying the varied aspects of rural practice.

Aidan was born in Central Otago to German immigrant parents and attended high school in Dunedin. He has travelled to Germany for several visits and is fluent in the German language. Aidan worked as a joiner for four years in Christchurch before making the big decision to study law. He is a keen musician and loves the outdoors.

aidan@sho.co.nz

Sarah O’Malley | Estate Manager

Sarah joined the firm in 2013 as our Estate Manager. She qualified as a Registered Legal Executive in 2018. Having already completed a Bachelor of Arts in Classical History and Spanish at Otago University Sarah is currently completing her Bachelor of Laws.

Sarah works alongside families and professionals ensuring that the deceased estates are managed proficiently and effectively in a professional and sensitive manner.

sarah@sho.co.nz

Efficient, Practical & Knowledgeable.