Rachel Xie

Senior Solicitor

Albany Office

Areas of Expertise

Commercial Property and Bodies Corporate
Resource Management and Subdivisions
Residential Property – Buying & Selling
Commercial Contracts
Banking and Finance
Land and Property Disputes


Rachel grew up in mainland China and practised law there at one of the top law firms in Guang Dong Province before she moved to New Zealand in 2012. Rachel joined McVeagh Fleming in 2022 after previously worked at a large national law firm in the city.  She works directly with the partners, James Varney and Steve Graham in our commercial and property team. Her multi-cultural background and bilingualism enables her to understand and work with people from different cultures and backgrounds. She speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese.



LLM, University of Auckland

Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Auckland

LLB, China


New Zealand Law Society

Examples of transactions

Assisted in managing large-scale property subdivision files, including fee simple, leasehold and unit title subdivisions with title numbers ranging from 74 to 115.

Assisted in managing development funding matters with facility amounts ranging from $11 million to $28 million.

Main Practice Areas

Commercial Contracts


Banking and Finance

Business Sales/Purchases

Commercial Leasing

Outside Interests

Rachel is a food lover and enjoys trying cuisines from different places. But currently most of her spare time is spent with her young daughter and all the baby caring activities!