Murray Withers was a well-respected solicitor of some 35 years standing. A person who has a passion for people and who represented many developers, landlords and business people. A person who stood beside his clients and provided both legal and personal support. A person who would go the extra yard for the client.

Murray comes from a legal background, being a solicitor in a large legal firm to forming his own firm in 2003. He represented some of the larger commercial landlords and many clients to whom he advocated the principle that rental property were a good investment.

Murray has significant involvement in the community putting back thousands of hours, in his various roles. Roles such as being both on the Board and for the last 5 years Chairman of Lifeline Christchurch a 24×7 telephone counselling service, to being Chairman of Metropolitan Rugby for 16 years, Chairperson of the disciplinary tribunal of the Canterbury Rugby Union for 12 years, to Chairman of NZ Squash, Chairman of Canterbury Squash for 10 years, a Rotarian, to some more important roles like coaching junior touch rugby and coaching lower grade rugby. Murray is a keen golfer and former very competent squash player.