Our Areas of Expertise
Public & Employment Law
Expert advice for employees, employers, and unions on employment relations issues. Assistance with internal reviews, investigations and disputes in the employment context such as personal grievances and collective bargaining.
Expert advice and representation in the fields of private and public international law. Member of the List of Counsel at the International Criminal Court.
Independent Investigations & Reviews
Experience in undertaking independent investigations and reviews of government organisations, companies or other organisations. Provision of an independent, objective and tailored service to the matter at hand.
Local Government Law
Specialist advice on all local government legislation and activities including public works, the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act, council infrastructure projects, council controlled organisations, bylaws and regulatory compliance.
Resource Management Law
Specialist advice for all resource management matters relating to land, freshwater and oceans. Land issues covering land use, development and subdivision. Experienced advice in regional developments affecting freshwater, and advice in marine ecology and aquaculture.
Specialist advice on the income tax and GST aspects of business and family transactions. Advice for taxpayers on tax investigations by Inland Revenue. Acting on disputes with Inland Revenue. Appearances in court on tax challenges, judicial review, debt recovery, and prosecutions.
Expertise in private dispute resolution under the Arbitration Act including construction, contract and valuation disputes.
Expert advice on relationship properties matters after a relationship break down. Experience in settling disputes of both large estates and small family matters. Provision of an objective and supportive service during a time of great personal stress.
Advice on the law relating to animals, including Animal Welfare Act enforcement and offences, regulatory issues, engagement with animal agencies and legal assistance for animal focussed agencies and organisations.
Charity & Not-for-Profit Law
Advice on the establishment, administration and termination of charities as well as other not-for-profit entities. Experienced representation in Charities Act registration and deregistration appeals. Advice on and appearances in relation to charitable schemes under the Charitable Trusts Act for modification and amalgamation of charitable entities.
Expert advice and representation in the field of domestic and international commercial, public and regulatory law governing aircraft, airports and the carriage of goods and passengers by air.
Quality counsel and advocacy on all criminal matters. Assistance from the very beginning right through to trial and appeal. Counsel can appear in matters before the District Court, High Court or International Criminal Court.
Expert advice and representation in the field of domestic and international commercial, public and regulatory law governing ships, ports, offshore installations and the carriage of goods by sea, including admiralty law and the law of the sea.
Medico Legal & Health Law
Advice to healthcare providers, regulators and consumers in relation to policies, complaints and representation of clients before the Health and Disability Commissioner, DHBs, registration bodies (such as the Medical Council of New Zealand) and other regulatory organisations.
Superior advice and representation on any matter concerning military justice and discipline, including representation in the Court Martial, as well as military employment law and complaints. Consultant to governments on military justice law reform.