Civil and commercial disputes require experience-based advice and strategies. Our commercial dispute lawyers ensure that the needs of their business clients are understood in order to deliver value and desirable outcomes.
Our team can support you with clear and easy-to-understand advice on:
- Contract disputes.
- General civil/commercial claims.
- Disputes between shareholders/directors.
- Disputes with other parties.
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Our clients are individuals and families, companies and trusts, charities, and . We pride ourselves in caring for our clients, making their lives easier through the long-standing relationships we build with them.
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We offer a comprehensive suite of legal services with a focus on commercial, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, property, dispute resolution, asset planning, environmental/natural resources, workplace law and Māori land.
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Dispute Resolution at McCaw Lewis
We can also assist with:
- Trust and Estate Disputes
- Relationship Property and Family Disputes
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Construction Disputes
- Debt Recovery and Creditors' Remedies
- Civil and Commercial Disputes
- Franchise Disputes
- Insolvency Issues
- Insurance Disputes
- Property and Lease Disputes
- Tort Claims (including Negligence)
- Rural Disputes
- Claims in Equity
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Iwi Disputes
- Māori Land Dispute Resolution