Lester Houghton


Lester’s main areas of work are:

Property Law
Subdivisions and Leasing
Rural and Agricultural Law
Personal Property & Asset Protection
Commercial Law and Business Law
Local Government Law

“I pride myself in having the expertise personally and through our wider team to assist a wide range of clients.  For me it is not just about starting the job but getting the job done and, if possible, to exceed clients expectations.”

Lester has been at Cooper Rapley since 1992 and was made a Partner in 2000. He has
considerable expertise in a wide range of law and also emphasises the importance of utilising a considerable pool of knowledge available from Cooper Rapley’s entire legal team.
Lester acts for a number of local authorities and also uses his farming background to understand issues facing the rural sector.

Originally from a Manawatu dairy farm, Lester enjoys strong ties with his local community through acting as honorary solicitor for various non-profit organisations, church involvement, sporting connections and his wide local network.

LLB (Victoria University)

Admitted to the bar:

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Team Crossroads Church, Palmerston North
  • Pro Bono Solicitor for various local charitable organisations



Contact Lester:
Ph: +64 6 353 5210
DDI: +64 6 350 3765
Mobile: +64 27 246 2293
Email: lhoughton@crlaw.co.nz

Jillian Cooksley - Legal Secretary
PA to Lester Houghton
E: jcooksley@crlaw.co.nz