Staley Cardoza

Staley Cardoza


Susie and Rachel met when studying law and continued their friendship as practitioners working in Dunedin.

After nine years in practice they decided to join forces particularly as their different fields of expertise meant they could offer a full range of legal services.

From this background the boutique law firm, Staley Cardoza Lawyers was formed in 1998.

Unwittingly they made history as the first “all women” partnership in Otago.

Over the years Rachel and Susie have contributed to the Dunedin community by way of various voluntary positions held with the University of Otago, Community Law Centre, Otago Chamber of Commerce and ID Dunedin Fashion Inc, to name a few.

In February 2013, Russell Cassidy, a senior legal practitioner, joined the firm as a consultant. He brings with him a wealth of experience in property, trusts, and in particular, rural transactions.

Currently the team consists of: