Services

Buying and selling a house

Buying or selling a house? Come and see us. Wherever you are around New Zealand, we can help. All matters can be completed remotely – and we are always available at the end of the phone.

Your house is often your biggest investment. We will guide you through the process of buying and selling and make sure that you understand your options and risks. We offer peace of mind.

You may wonder whether it’s appropriate to own the house personally, or whether to use a trust, company or other vehicle. We can discuss options with you and advise on the pros and cons of each.

Click here to see our set fees for buying or selling a house.

What’s more: we only charge you if the deal proceeds. That means that if you want to discuss your offer with a lawyer, you don’t need to worry about getting a bill unless your offer is successful.

Property

As well as dealing with buying and selling residential property, our team is also experienced in dealing with refinancing, commercial property transactions, leases, developments, sub-divisions, boundary adjustments, Maori land and all other property matters.

We act for commercial landlords and tenants – large and small. We advise on a wide range of land developments and so can offer a practical guide through the process.

Talk to us about how we can help.

Rural law

We are experts in rural law. Whether you are buying, selling or leasing a farm, engaging a sharemilker, re-financing, purchasing major plant and equipment or investing in a syndicate, we can help you. We can also advise on related matters such as employment issues, forestry and climate change, as well as relationship property matters. We also have significant experience advising landowners on access agreements and easement agreements with oil companies under the Crown Minerals Act.

One of the challenges of farming in the 21st century can be keeping the family farm within the family. We are experts in succession planning for farming families and can work with you to keep the farm within the family while ensuring that all your kids are treated fairly.

Just like residential transaction, we offer guaranteed fees for farm sales and purchases and for farm re-financings.

Click here to see our fees for farm transactions.

Trusts, Wills and Estates

Trusts can play an important role in protecting your family’s assets and in enabling you to plan for your and your family’s future.

We can advise you on all aspects of trust law, including the important question of whether a trust is the best option for you.

Commercial

We advise a wide range of small, medium and large businesses across the range of their commercial activities. We know that business owners value lawyers who understand their businesses and provide legal advice that reflects that understanding. This enables us to deliver advice that meets your specific needs.

We can advise you on issues such as:
- buying and selling businesses,
- business structuring options
- business financing
- business property matters
- company specific issues including director’s duties, shareholder rights, and on-going compliance
- commercial contracts
- legal compliance programmes
- insolvency

Call us to discuss how we can help you and your business.

Employment

We advise on employment issues ranging from employment agreement and recruitment issues to workplace restructuring and redundancies to disciplinary procedures, personal grievances and disputes.

Whether you are an employer or employee, we can help you.