Joel Murphy


  • LLB, BCom Otago University 2010
  • Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand 2011

Joel Murphy is a Partner in Holland Beckett Law's property and commercial team.

Specialist areas of practice:

  • Residential, Commercial and Horticultural property
  • Subdivisions
  • Developments
  • Solar Farming

Joel advises clients on all aspects of property, including acquisitions and disposals, leasing, developments, financing, subdivisions and related transactions. He has particular expertise in kiwifruit orchards and residential development transactions.

Having worked as an in-house lawyer at one of the worlds largest solar developers, Lightsource BP, Joel also has specialist expertise in advising both land owners and solar developers on large scale solar farms throughout the country.

Joel also advises on business acquisitions and disposals, estate planning, asset protection planning, ownership structuring, and trust formation.

Outside of work Joel enjoys spending time with his young family, playing touch rugby, fishing and diving.

Community Activity

  • The Bay of Plenty Property Council Branch Executive Committee