Izard Weston is a largely commercial, property and litigation law firm.

Our philosophy is simple: we respect our clients and will provide practical, accurate and effective advice. We solve problems. We aim to add value, not cost.

Lawyers providing quality legal advice to New Zealand's commercial and public sectors - Izard Weston, Wellington law firm

Izard Weston is a largely commercial, property and litigation law firm.

Our philosophy is simple: we respect our clients and will provide practical, accurate and effective advice. We solve problems. We aim to add value, not cost.

Specialist areas:
We offer a range of services in specialist, niche areas, including: Media law (pre-publication vetting, standards issues, defamation, contempt, and suppression); Maritime law (shipping, admiralty, international trade, regulatory and crisis management); Information law (privacy, confidentiality and internet issues); Energy law (regulatory, downstream, and retail); Motoring/ trade/consumer law; and Franchising and licensing.

Business services: 
Izard Weston’s commercial law specialists advise and guide businesses and other organisations of all sizes on all aspects of their operations, from establishment or acquisition through to sale or dissolution.

We provide advice and assistance on structures, governance, compliance (including health and safety) and contracts, and are experts in specific areas such as franchising, licensing and distribution arrangements. We can also assist you with day to day matters such as bank lending and other loan or finance arrangements, buying or selling commercial property, leasing commercial property, employment law (including personal grievances), dispute resolution, and shareholders agreements and constitutions.

Individual services: 
Our private client team can take care of all of your personal needs "from the cradle to the grave". We have an extensive trusts practice, and can help with relationship property and contracting out agreements, wills and estates, elder law matters and general asset protection and estate planning.

On the property front, whether you are buying or selling a house, refinancing your mortgage, subdividing your property, dabbling in investment property or moving into a retirement village, we can assist. And, on the business front, we can help you with buying or selling your business, commercial property or farm and all that is involved in running them.

Litigation/dispute resolution services:
Our litigation and dispute resolution specialists provide a full range of services to deal with civil, commercial, property and regulatory matters.

Our experienced team offer timely, pragmatic, strategic and innovative advice in relation to your options when disputes, or potential disputes arise.

When issues cannot be resolved more informally, our skilled and tenacious team offers a range of negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation options.