We have serviced Auckland customers for many years in all areas of the law. Our staff are experienced in many specialist areas including those listed below.


Residential sales and purchases

Let us guide you through the process of buying or selling a house. We can point out some of the key areas you need to consider so that you do not feel you are being pressured to sign agreements and enter contracts before know how the process works.

Business sales and purchases

Buying and selling a business requires careful consideration of financial and legal matters related to the business you are buying or selling. Guidance early in the process from an accountant and a lawyer can help reduce stress and help you achieve your aims in the most effective way. Contact our commercial team for a ten minute free discussion and let them take some of the load off you.

Company and commercial law

Many commercial activities are based on contracts. We can help you to understand your rights and obligations under contracts and advise you on how to optimise results. Forming and operating a limited liability company is a common preference for those who go into commercial activities. We can help you with the incorporation and start up of a company. Call us for a free 10 minute consultation on areas of concern for you and let us shed some light on the issues and the way forward.

Franchising

 

Many of the successful businesses operating in New Zealand today are franchises. McDonald’s, Mitre 10, Mr Whippy, Paper Plus, and Bed Post are all examples of businesses that operate as franchises. Franchises provide an operating system and support for individuals who operate their own franchised business under the umbrella of the parent organisation. We can guide you through the purchase or sale of a franchise and help you to understand just what is involved in the franchise agreement.

Wills and estates

Trusts have become very popular in New Zealand over the last thirty years. Trusts are very useful in certain circumstances but may not suit your particular needs or be able to meet your particular requirements. Let us work through the issues for you and tailor make a solution that will work best for you.  An up to date Will helps family and friends to deal with your property in the way that you want.

Family Law

We can assist you with all aspects of family law including Care of children, Relationship property, Spousal maintenance, Personal and property rights, Claims against estates, Adoptions, Paternity.

Consumer Law

If you are concerned about goods or services supplied to you that have not worked as well as you hoped or need repairing or replacing long before you thought they would you may have rights under the law for a remedy such as replacement, free repairs or a full refund. We are happy to discuss any consumer purchase or service issues with you in a free 10 minute consultation.

Notary Public

The powers and functions of a Notary are generally applied for international purposes. Documents for use overseas are required to be authenticated by a Notary. For instance, if you are applying for a teaching position in say United Arab Emirates, you will be required to submit notarised copies of your qualifications.

Employment Law

If you have an employment issue we can assist you by giving pragmatic advice on the process and your rights, entitlements and obligations.

Litigation

We pride ourselves in providing pragmatic and cost-effective litigation services and advice with our primary focus being to achieve an early resolution, negotiation, mediation or settlement conferences.