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

Our services (Practice Areas)

Izard Weston provides a wide range of services, reflecting our partners’ wide range of expertise and experience.

Business services:
Izard Weston’s commercial lawyers advise and guide businesses and other organisations of all sizes on all aspects of their operations. We:

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

Individual services:
Our private client team aim to look after all of your personal needs. The types of services and advice we can provide you with include:

  • buying or selling your home or an investment property
  • refinancing your mortgage or restructuring your borrowing arrangements
  • buying or selling a business, commercial property or farm
  • establishing a trust and assisting with the proper administration of your trust
  • preparing a will and advising you in relation to your particular asset protection and estate planning needs
  • occupation licences and how to make that move into a retirement village
  • preparing enduring powers of attorneys and general powers of attorney
  • obtaining probate and administering estates
  • subdivisions and boundary adjustments, and the granting of easements
  • any employment issues you may have

Litigation and dispute resolution services:
Our team offers civil, commercial, property and regulatory litigation advice, and litigation and dispute resolution services. We can provide you with:

  • pragmatic commercial advice and analysis when disputes, or potential disputes, arise;
  • alternatives to litigation
  • input from resourceful, tactically astute problem solvers, and strategic, determined advocates
  • litigation and disputes expertise across a broad range of civil, commercial, property, regulatory, public law and specialist areas
  • negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation services, including dealing with urgent applications such as injunctions; and
  • representation in a range of New Zealand Courts, tribunals and other panels.

Specialist areas: 
Our lawyers are specialists in a range of areas, including:

  • Media law: We offer media entities pre-publication and pre-broadcast vetting, and deal with press and broadcasting standards issues, defamation, contempt, and suppression matters for a range of publishers, broadcasters, commercial entities and individuals
  • Maritime law: We have significant general shipping experience in both wet and dry shipping, including admiralty, ship arrests, groundings, collisions, salvage and towage, port/berth disputes, marine insurance, international trade and carriage of goods, cargo and charter party disputes, ship building and repair contracts, regulatory matters, defence of maritime prosecutions, shipping casualties and maritime crisis management;
  • Information law: We deal with privacy, confidentiality and internet issues, as well as some intellectual property issues, for a range of organisations and individuals
  • Energy law: Our clients include upstream and downstream entities, particularly in relation to shipping/maritime matters, regulatory disputes and issues between energy retailers
  • Motoring/trade and consumer law: We deal with motor trade issues including statutory/regulatory compliance, consumer law, motorsport legal issues, franchise issues, trade policy, liens, repossessions and a range of trade disputes and advisory work;
  • Franchise law: We have significant experience in acting for both franchisors/licensors and franchisees/licensees, and can assist with similar models such as distributorships