We stand with you.

Govett Quilliam are here to walk with you through all of life’s challenges and celebrations. When your journey takes you into the realm of law, we are here for you.
We are committed to our clients, big and small, from New Zealand’s largest companies to SMEs, family matters and everything in-between. 


Govett Quilliam is one of Taranaki’s most trusted law firms. Our team have experience in tackling every legal issue and, because we offer a full range of legal services, our ability to collaborate and cover all your needs is second to none. 

We listen, we think creatively and we are committed to excellence.

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Our Expertise

Business and Commercial 

GQ advises corporates on commercial deals and transactions as well as providing proactive and ongoing advice. We understand the industries our clients operate in and that they require responsive, dedicated, and experienced legal advisors who have a strong handle on the commercial landscape. Our depth and breadth of expertise means our corporate clients receive the capabilities and capacity they need.

Corporate

For a business to really succeed and optimise its potential, it is critical to have a lawyer who understands the business and the industry. Every business or enterprise comes into contact with the law each day in different ways. Our extensive experience in various sectors and industries across the business world enables us to provide straight-forward, practical advice based on sound business and legal knowledge. We tailor our solutions according to the size, complexity and commercial needs of each client.

Employment and H&S

At Govett Quilliam we understand that good people are a company's greatest asset. Our employment team has extensive expertise in assisting clients in all aspects of employment law, from hiring to firing, restructuring or carrying out disciplinary procedures.

Personal Planning

We understand that people want and deserve integrity, discretion, dignity and, above all, peace of mind. This is never more so than when ensuring your assets are protected during your lifetime as well as being confident that your assets will be administered pursuant to your wishes when you pass away.

Family

Every life is a story, and whatever personal challenges you or your family are facing, we can help. Our clients appreciate our professional and personable approach, and our highly regarded team are equipped to handle the most significant and complex of matters.

Te Tira Hau Ture

Te Tira Hau Ture (Māori legal services team) provides specialist expertise to individuals, whānau, hapū, iwi, organisations, trusts and incorporations on various legal issues that affect Māori and the interface between iwi and the Crown and other entities. We provide a comprehensive service across a wide spectrum of our specialty practice areas.

Environment and Planning

We work as part of your team. Our extensive experience with developers, council, businesses and  community groups mean we can provide innovative strategies and commercial solutions to achieve your desired outcomes on planning matters or development projects

Dispute Resolution

Life is not always plain sailing and sometimes the best laid plans come unstuck. Our team have been involved in a wide range of disputes in every forum, which means when a dispute arises, they know how to resolve them as efficiently and effectively as possible, leaving our clients to get back to what they do best with peace of mind.

Energy

Taranaki is home to some of New Zealand’s most successful Energy Operators who drive innovation in the energy marketplace. We are their trusted advisors and our team have made it their mission to understand the complex layers of oil and gas regulations and to deliver innovative legal services fit for purpose

Property

Property transactions can come with strings attached. Whether you’re buying a family home, entering into a commercial lease or developing a major subdivision, we understand the significance of your decisions and we’ll stand by you through the process.

Rural

It’s about more than just knowing the law. It’s about respecting the culture, tradition and land. Our rural team have developed a deep knowledge and respected experience that allows us to deliver effective advice that is sensitive to the environment. 

Construction

We are experienced in all aspects of the construction process, whether it be your family home or a large scale residential or commercial development.

Immigration

GQ specialises in immigration, visa solutions and employment. We provide support for immigrants already living in New Zealand or for planned immigration. Our immigration specialist can assist with residence, work, study and visitor visa applications.