Lester Houghton


Lester’s main areas of work are:

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

“I pride myself in having the expertise personally and through our wider team, to assist a wide range of clients. No transaction is the same, they all bring unique challenges.”

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:

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