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COVID-19 update

Our Offices are Temporarily Closed

In response to the continued spread of COVID-19 and under the Level 4 restrictions our offices are now closed however we will continue to work as a remote law firm.

We wish to reassure you that we have plans and processes in place to ensure business continuity; this does mean we will be operating differently however we will endeavour to provide as much of our normal service as possible

We will post further updates on our website and look forward to working with you and your business again soon.


Our history in the Manawatu and Tararua Districts dates back to 1884. With offices in Palmerston North and Pahiatua our firm stands on a long tradition of high standards and sound legal advice.

Our size means that every one of our clients are dealt with on a professional, yet personal basis.

We are also a member of NZ Law, a New Zealand wide group of independent law firms, which gives us access to further specialist knowledge, enabling us to ensure you get the very best legal and practical advice, in any situation.

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