We are committed to excellence and are proud to again be acknowledged as a leading New Zealand law firm by the prestigious Chambers Asia-Pacific Legal Directory for 2024 in the following practice areas.
Our Construction team have been confirmed as among the (small) group of premium specialist construction practices in New Zealand. The team has moved up to Band 3, with Partner, Nick Gillies individually ranked. Our construction partners are reported as having “tremendous depth, experience and judgement. Their technical skills and acumen are superb.”
Our Employment team continue to rank in Band 3, with the team’s partners all individually ranked (Jim Roberts, Band 3, and Alison Maelzer and Jodi Sharman, Band 4). Our partners are praised for their “expert guidance”, providing “practical solutions to complex issues”. The team is able to combine client-specific requirements with the law “and provide workable solutions, along with risk management for those solutions when needed.”
Our Insurance team continue to rank in Band 3. They are commended as an “excellent team, with great communication skills and an ability to detail complex and nuanced matters to clients and insurers alike.”
Partner, Simon Cartwright leads our Trade and Transport team and continues to be “Top Ranked” (Band 1) in shipping for a sixth year running. Among his reported strengths, he is “highly responsive, client-focused, empathetic, clever and legally and commercially astute” with a “true global perspective”.