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COVID-19 update

At Covid-19 Alert Level 2, our offices will remain open and operating as normal, with the reintroduction of restrictions on visitors coming to our offices and on our team visiting you at your home or place of work. If you do not have an appointment please do not come to our offices, instead contact us via phone or email. Most business can be conducted over the phone or by email, and we may be able to connect with you by videoconferencing.


We’re equally committed to caring for our team and will be providing our team members with updated guidance and information so they can keep themselves and their families safe.

As circumstances continue to develop, one thing will remain the same: we will continue to take guidance from the Ministry of Health and will make our decisions with the health, safety and wellbeing of our clients, team members and communities as our highest priority.

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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