Partners at Clark Boyce Lawyers


Hans Derk Peter van Schreven

LLB Otago University (Partner since 1981)
P 03 378 4430, M 027 436 8381

Hans has been active in the law since 1976 and has developed a strong commercial practice, including civil litigation matters. His other special interests are receiverships and liquidations, employment, education, family protection, relationship property, insurance and commercial law.

Hans is a past president of the Canterbury District Law Society and lists skiing and diving among his leisure pursuits.


Gerald Peter Dwyer

LLB Canterbury University (Partner since 1983)
P 03 378 4431, M 027 244 2073

Originally from Blenheim, Gerry began his legal career in 1979. He has extensive experience in most aspects of property development (both urban and rural), commercial transactions of all types, Body Corporates, estates (including family protection issues), franchising and retirement planning.

Gerry is highly regarded in rowing circles. He is the current Chairman of the Board of NZ Rowing and a life member of the Canterbury Rowing Association. He is also a director of Sport Canterbury, Canterbury Sports Foundation and a trustee of the Marian College Foundation.


Alexander James McPhail

LLB Canterbury University (Partner since 1989)
P 03 378 4432, M 027 435 5199

Alex originally joined Clark Boyce in 1981 before a period of traveling. He was invited to rejoin the firm as a partner in 1989.

His areas of expertise include: property, farm sales, acquisitions and restructuring, business and commercial law, estate and trust administration.

When not hard at work, Alex is a lover of the great outdoors, outdoor pursuits and his prized West Coast retreat..


Allister John Davis

LLB Canterbury University (Partner since 1993)
P 03 378 4433, M 027 227 5333

Allister began practising the law in 1986 and became a Partner of Clark Boyce in 1993. He specialises in criminal defence work, traffic prosecutions, civil litigation, employment law for both Employers and employees, arbitrations, disputes resolution and coroners’ proceedings.

He has completed a LEADR mediation workshop and is available to lead mediations. Allister is a past President of the Canterbury/Westland Branch of the NZ Law Society and is currently the Vice – President of the NZ Law Society (South Island).

His interests outside of work include spending time with his lovely partner and family, relaxing at their bach in Akaroa Harbour, getting their garden in order and watching sport.