Practice Areas

How Can We Help You?

We are lawyers. Our skill is applying the law to your circumstances to give you useful advice and solutions.

You may find our services useful if you wish to;

  • acquire or dispose of a significant asset(for example a business, home or farm;
  • be advised about law relevant to an issue which affects you ,and how that law applies to you;.
  • protect your interests and assets, such as by defending a claim made against you, or structuring your affairs to minimise legal risk; or
  • resolve a dispute, by means such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation.
if you seek our advice, we will identify the person or people within our practice with the relevant expertise. if we do not have that level of specialist knowledge then we will refer you to somebody who does.

Resource management and local government law

We provide advice and representation on all aspects of resource management and local government law to Regional Councils, Territorial Authorities (City and District Councils) and Unitary Councils, as well as businesses and private individuals.


Commercial and property law

We regularly act with respect to the establishment, acquisition and disposal of commercial entities. We are also highly experienced in all aspects of the acquisition, disposal, leasing, and development of commercial, industrial and rural property.


Litigation and dispute resolution

Experienced in conducting proceedings in various Tribunals, the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and our knowledge of alternative dispute resolution processes (especially negotiation, mediation and arbitration) often allow more timely cost effective and practical outcomes.


Residential property and conveyancing

Providing legal expertise in every aspect of Property Law and Conveyancing, we take pride in the quality of the service we provide and always strive to keep our clients up to date with the progress of their work.


Relationship Property

Often acting on the impact of the breakup of a marriage or relationship where property rights and distributions are disputed, we also handle Contracting Out agreements.


Wills, Estates and Succession

Helping clients get their property affairs in order is very much part of our day to day work. We provide a broad range of services in this area including Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Succession Planning and Estate Administration.


Immigration Services

You can read more about the immigration services we provide by going to our dedicated Ross Dowling Immigration website.