Peter commenced private practice with Alan Trotter, by establishing the firm Alan Trotter and Peter Lewis, in March 1982, having previously commenced work with Lands and Survey in Dunedin in 1977, before moving to Rotorua, firstly to work for Maori Affairs and then for Social Welfare.

He has been a stalwart of the Rotorua legal community for 35 years.

His areas of expertise are Property and Commercial Law and “Problem Resolution”.

While Peter is primarily based in the Rotorua office, he is also the supervising partner for the Opotiki office.

Peter is a keen golfer and an active follower of all sports.


  • LLB, Otago University 1979
  • Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand in 1979