Our logo tells a story of manaakitanga and represents a gift or offering.
We celebrate women coming together to share a bond, chat, laugh, and console one another, all while binding harakeke in order to make a harakeke putiputi. A flower. The gift. An offering of manaakitanga.
MAORI LEGAL ISSUES
Streamlining Māori Land Interests need not be a Complicated Puzzle to Solve
We’ll guide you through the process and find the pieces to get it done right
Transferring our interests in Māori Land, whether to another person or into a trust, must comply with the provisions of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993. We can help you with any Māori land issues that may arise.
Falling in love is a beautiful thing
but breakups can leave you broke
Protect your assets when
Don't risk having the assets you have worked hard to accumulate prior to your de facto relationship or marriage be unfairly divided if your relationship was to fall apart.
relationship property law
Family & Assets
Whether you are entering a relationship or are going through a separation, knowing your rights is important to make sure you protect what matters most. We help you navigate through all stages of Relationship Property Law. Our team can assist with Contracting Out Agreements, Separation Agreements and the division of assets and liabilities.
Tips & Advice
Take Steps To Protect Your Assets Early
While you can sign a Contracting Out Agreement at any time during your relationship, it is generally easier to complete this early before you have intermingled finances so much so that unravelling them becomes less complicated.
Māori Legal Issues
Mana of the people is equal to any authority
– Taame Iti
“Walk confidently forward into the future by looking to the past for guidance”
With expertise across the full range of hapū and iwi governance issues, we provide advice in relation to all aspects of te Tiriti o Waitangi claims, Māori Land Law and Post-Settlement Governance. Our team represents claimants before the Waitangi Tribunal in historical Inquiries, Urgency Inquiries and Kaupapa Inquiries. We can help you transfer ownership of Māori land, advise on management structures to assist with Māori Land Court applications, help with Partition or Occupation Orders, licenses, leases or title improvements, rates and Māori land.
How Can We Help?
We tailor expert innovative solutions to help you achieve successful, mutually beneficial outcomes.
Dividing RELATIONSHIP PROPERTY
There are exceptions to the general presumption that a couple’s property will be divided equally between them.
Filing An EMPLOYMENT DISPUTE
Employment disputes unable to be resolved through mediation can be lodged with the Employment Relations Authority.
Claiming REFUGEE STATUS
There are important steps to follow when you make a refugee and protection claim through the Refugee Status Unit.
Parenting After SEPARATION
If you can agree on a care and contact arrangement for your children, you can apply for a consent order. If not, you can seek assistance from the Family Court.
Protecting Your ASSETS
Trusts are a popular and effective way to protect property and manage assets.
Services in Practice
Our capabilities cross a diverse range of legal specialties, making us your preferred legal partner for a wide range of legal issues.
Tips & Advice
Our team of legal experts are ready to
give advice and assist you.
Who We Help?
We tailor our approach to suit your needs, delivering expert innovative solutions.
Emerging Businesses Needing To Establish A Board
We help Companies and Trusts to get the right documentation in place to set you up for future success; helping you stay compliant and function efficiently. If you are establishing a new Board, you will learn how important a well-thought out Shareholders Agreement / Trust Deed and/or Constitution is as your business progresses. We are experts in helping you build the right legal structure so that you can fulfill your obligations to your new Board and business stakeholders.
Buying and selling investment properties, subdividing property or funding a property development, is a very different engagement than the purchase of your family home. Learning how best to structure your next property purchase is important to ensure the assets you have worked hard to accumulate are protected. We can work with you to set up Trusts, perform conveyancing and due diligence, advise on building contracts, developments and subdivisions, as well as prepare Property Sharing Agreements.
Gaining Refugee Status in New Zealand
Lucy Tothill, an experienced Refugee Lawyer from Dixon & Co Lawyers, successfully won an appeal against the Crown in the High Court granting a Nigerian Christian convert refugee status in New Zealand.
Dixon & Co Lawyers helped with BA Nigerian’s third application in the High Court where the Crown sought to appeal the Tribunal’s decision to grant refugee status to the asylum seeker.