Lawyers

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Northland

WRMK Lawyers

WRMK Lawyers is Northland’s largest law firm. Based in four offices across the North, we are proud of our reputation of being there for our clients whenever they need us. We believe in the importance of communication and being accessible, and have a strong focus on innovation, performance and excellence. We were the first New Zealand law firm to successfully transition to a digital office.

Previously also known as Webb Ross McNab Kilpatrick, our history dates back to the 1930s. Today, we have 11 directors, 26 lawyers, 14 legal executives and an amazing team of support people serving our clients in the areas of commercial, property, rural, employment, wills and estates, trusts, asset/wealth protection, litigation/disputes and relationship and family property.

We believe that the wellbeing of our people is critical to the success of our firm, and are proud to provide an excellent working environment and support network to all of our team to ensure they are happy and healthy at work.

Our rural team knows what it means to run a farming business (most of them do it themselves too).

Auckland

Anderson Lloyd

We have a long history of supporting the industries that make New Zealand successful. Our approach to innovation and adapting to changing times has consistently led to Anderson Lloyd being recognised as industry leaders and we are proud to achieve our ambitions while supporting our clients, our people and our communities.

Our lawyers are widely recognised for their expertise and the value they deliver. Located in Tāmaki Makaurau | AucklandŌtautahi | ChristchurchŌtepoti | Dunedin and Tāhuna | Queenstown, we have more than 170 partners and staff across our offices. Being located in four key economic centres enables us to bring local knowledge as well as a national team to any situation.

Anderson Lloyd is committed to acting sustainably. We are the first mid- large size New Zealand law firm to become Toitū carbonzero certified in line with international best practice. 

We have specialist expertise in the farming sector and act for a wide range of farming businesses. Our agribusiness and rural lawyers are able to advise you on a variety of legal matters related to your farm or rural property.

Waikato

Harkness Henry

As New Zealand’s rural industry continues to develop, so do the legal and compliance issues which confront it. We have extensive experience in all aspects of rural law, acting for leaders in both the dairy and rural retail industries, but also providing advice to organisations involved in research for the benefit of the dairy industry.

We offer a comprehensive commercial and private legal service, and our clients keep coming back to us because of that relationship – trust and honesty go a long way. Our aim is to be open, accurate, and one-step-ahead in everything we do, to achieve the very best for you, every time.

When the practices of the late Phillip Harkness and Clive Henry merged in 1945, we took on the firm’s current name.  From our early beginnings in Hamilton, we added conveniently located offices in Paeroa (since 1978) and more recently in Cambridge.

Today, Harkness Henry has become one of New Zealand’s best-known mid-sized law firms and a great place to build a career in law.

Bay of Plenty

Blackman Spargo Lawyers

Welcome to Blackman Spargo Rural Lawyers, a multi-award-winning law firm providing legal advice and services to rural clients throughout New Zealand and overseas.

Whether you need assistance with your sheep and beef farm, have a query about dairy farming practices, or need advice regarding your forestry block or kiwifruit orchard, our experienced team is ready and waiting to help.  Contact our expert rural lawyers today to learn more about our extensive range of services.

Blackman Spargo Rural Lawyers is located in Rotorua, the heart of rural New Zealand.   We are proud to service the needs of clients from the top of the north to the bottom of the south islands, and overseas clients.

Our Rural lawyers remain up to date with the latest rural news, advancements, and regulatory changes to ensure we can provide our agri-business clients with the best possible legal advice.

But it’s not all suits, computer screens, and paperwork.  While we can carry out the majority of our services using technology for your convenience, we also love putting on our gumboots and visiting our clients’ farms to learn more about their unique needs.

Whether you need our help in person or over the phone, you can rest assured all your agri-business complex legal needs can be taken care of.

We aspire to be the best specialist rural law firm in New Zealand and believe our hard work, continual learning, accountability, and good communication are what makes us something pretty special

Nelson

Pitt & Moore has since its inception maintained a strong and growing practice in providing legal advice to the agribusiness sector.

With our blend of industry knowledge and capacity to communicate effectively with stakeholders, we deliver solutions to legal issues that are pragmatic and clearly add value to each transaction.

We have experience in the entire lifecycle of Agribusiness – from supply chain management, organisational structuring and production and across many sub-sectors including wine, grain, dairy, fruit, fishing, livestock and forestry.

Canterbury

Tavendale and Partners

Tavendale and Partners is a leading New Zealand law firm, based in the South Island, but providing legal services and support throughout the country.

As trusted advisors to individuals, families and businesses, we work with our clients to navigate challenges, create opportunities, and open the doors to success. Whether we are taking instructions for a Will or working on a complex corporate project, our approach is the same: fresh, innovative and personalised.

With particular expertise in agribusiness and commercial law, we are proud to work with some of the most reputable businesses in the world. From grassroots family farming operations, to offshore investors and large corporates, our clients are at the top of their game.

To us, building a relationship with our clients, means understanding what matters to them, their family and their business. From there, our strength is bringing together the necessary expertise to deliver on the project at hand. We are big picture lawyers, but we never compromise on detail.

With offices throughout Canterbury, we consider ourselves local experts. However, our ability to venture further, advise remotely, and utilise the connections made with other professionals, has created a nationwide reach that continues to grow.

Otago / Southland

AWS Legal

At AWS Legal, we believe that legal advice is more than just paperwork and technicalities. We believe it’s important to build relationships with our clients and provide services that truly meet their needs.

We understand that the legal process can be overwhelming, and that’s why we aim to keep you informed every step of the way. Our rural law team is committed to delivering on our promises, so you can have confidence in the services we provide.

When you work with us, you’ll be assigned a lead partner who will oversee your case and keep an eye on the big picture. This ensures that all work is completed efficiently and that practical advice is given in your best interests.

Our partners and solicitors all specialise in different areas of law and are always learning and improving. We have offices all over Southland and Central Otago, so you’ll benefit from the expertise and skills of a large firm, as well as our local knowledge and passion.

Whether you need help with buying or selling property, protecting your assets, planning your estate, or dealing with family law issues, we’re here to help. Get in touch with us today and see how we can make a difference for you.