Employment Law

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

  • "All documentation was completed quickly and efficiently and the advice given was superb and up to date. ..."

    Carmen Fookes, Auckland
  • "We have used Davenports for twenty years and, with other firms much closer to us, choose to travel some distance to do so. We have found them to be professional and efficient. They are supportive and treat us with personal consideration and respect. We have ..."

    Marilyn Wales, NZ
  • "... 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
  • "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
  • "I have used Davenport Harbour Lawyers for many years. They are universally accepted as Trust experts...."

    Jim Hughes, Hermes Data Systems Limited
  • "All the staff we dealt with were very friendly, professional and knowledgeable and the communication was always very prompt...."

    Isabella & Coden, Auckland