Employment Law

We provide a broad range of employment law services and are focused on providing strategic, pragmatic and cost-effective advice to clients.

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Property Law

Not all property transactions are the same but it is important to us that every client receives the same efficient and practical advice customised to their particular conveyance.

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Commercial Law

Our commercial team understands how business works in New Zealand and we are focused on practical and workable solutions for your business.

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Trust Law

Trust administration and review, tax planning, international trust/tax haven structuring wills, powers of attorney and relationship property arrangements and agreements

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Why Choose Us?

  1. Davenports is a breath of fresh air in the legal market - our purpose is to make law understandable.
  2. We care about our clients, what they go through and that they are looked after. We form longstanding relationships with our clients.
  3. We provide practical solutions that are actionable and useful.
  4. At Davenports, our specialty areas mean you will always be talking to someone who understands your issue and can give you the best possible advice.
  5. Where we can, we provide clear, up-front fee estimates meaning no hidden surprises!

We are genuinely interested in our clients and building strong and effective relationships.

Tammy McLeod - Director
BA LLB (Otago)

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What Clients Say

  • "The team at Davenports are friendly and helpful. They take the time to ensure that we understand in plain English what is needed...."

    Peter & Dawn Engelbrecht, Auckland
  • "You expect your lawyer to be professional and an expert in their field, but when you work with the team at Davenports Harbour, you know they have taken the time to get to know you and make sure you understand what is the best way to proceed for your situation. ..."

    Kathryn Dunn, Spruik NZ
  • "All documentation was completed quickly and efficiently and the advice given was superb and up to date. ..."

    Carmen Fookes, Auckland
  • "... they took the time to explain the more complicated aspects of trust law in a way that I found easy to understand...."

    Sam & Pia, Auckland
  • "We have used Davenports Harbour Lawyers for buying and selling property, our wills and setting up, and as trustee of a Family Trust. They have been knowledgeable, helpful and professional in all instances. We have no hesitation in recommending their services...."

    Francis and Jennifer Bartho,
  • "I know when I ask for advice I will receive knowledgeable, prescient, advice that fits my requirements...."

    Linda Main, Auckland