Company History

Jul 01

The Beginning

Alfred Storer Geddes (known as Alf to all) was born in 1900. He was 23 years old when he became a partner in the firm which was renamed Batchelor and Geddes. On 1 June 1928 Alf Geddes became the principal of the firm following John Batchelor’s retirement. Alf Geddes continued..Read More

Sep 01

Zbigniew Maciaszek

Zbigniew Maciaszek, was admitted to the Bar in 1968 having studied for a law degree whilst he was in full time employment. He purchased Alf Geddes’ practice in 1971.  The firm then became known as Geddes and Maciaszek. The office was located at the corner of Oxford Terrace and Gloucester..Read More

Nov 24

Peter Maciaszek

On 24 November 1980 Peter Maciaszek was admitted to the bar. This is his admission notice.   Peter then went to work for another leading Christchurch law firm for several years where he met his wife Allison. Peter Maciaszek joined Geddes and Maciaszek in 1983 and became a partner in 1986.

Jan 01

Mark Brown Admission

In 1990 Mark Brown was admitted to the bar. This picture was taken of Mark signing the Roll of Barristers and Solicitors. Mark joined Geddes and Maciaszek shortly thereafter and became a partner of the firm on 1 April 2004.

Jul 12

BNZ Armagh Building

In 1992 the firm moved to premises on the third floor of the BNZ building at 137 Armagh Street Christchurch. The office was well located to the Courts and had wonderful views over the Avon River and the Band Rotunda.

Jul 12

Zbigniew Maciaszek Retirement

Mr Maciaszek senior retired in 2003 having had a full and varied legal practice. He was passionate about his clients and getting the best result for them.  For more information on Mr Maciaszek senior you can read our blog here.

Feb 22

February Earthquake

Our office was located in the CBD Red Zone following the 22 February 2011 earthquake.  We were able to salvage our client files and deeds through several supervised visits arranged through CERA. Office space was at a premium following the earthquake and we moved into a two bedroom flat in..Read More

Mar 23

Lincoln Road Premises

On 23 March 2012 we moved into new premises at the top of Lincoln Road. It was wonderful to have more space and to be so close to Hagley Park.

Jul 24

Katherine Maciaszek

Katherine graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Music from Victoria University of Wellington. Katherine joined the firm in March 2015 as a Law Clerk. Peter was her moving solicitor when Katherine was admitted to the Bar and in July 2015.  Click here for an article that..Read More

Dec 01

Brian Pelham

On 1 December 2015 the Partners purchased the practice of Brian Pelham: Riccarton Family Law  following Brian’s decision to retire. To the Valued Clients Brian Pelham Riccarton Family Law and Dispute Resolution Barrister and Solicitor Dear Valued Client Cycles of life ebb and flow and we legal types are not..Read More

Why use Maciaszek Brown Law?

Perfect Balance

Not too big… not too small… Just right
At Maciaszek Brown law our friendly and professional team has a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge and is large enough to provide a broad range of legal services but is small enough to give you great personalised service. We get to know our clients and our clients get to know us.


The Partners and staff at Maciaszek Brown Law have a wealth of experience and have expertise in many areas of law that you can rely on.

The partners and staff at Maciaszek Brown Law have a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge. We provide effective solutions which are easy to understand and implement.

Quality Advice

We help our clients by supplying quality legal advice in a timely manner which clearly sets out their options to enable clients to make an informed decision which is right for them.

Relationship Focused

At Maciaszek Brown Law we are proud to have longstanding multigenerational relationships with clients and their extended families.  We strive to connect with clients to understand their needs so that we can provide effective solutions which are easy to understand and implement.

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