Brookfields' legal experts apply their skills in a wide range of legal practice areas to promote the success of their clients. We are at the forefront of legal developments, and work across teams and sectors to ensure the best legal services and advice for each client and situation. Brookfields provides comprehensive legal services to four main sectors -Business, Property and Finance; Litigation, Disputes and Employment; Public Sector, Environment and Resources; Private Client Advisory â and employs a crossâdisciplinary and complementary range of legal skills appropriate to each situation. This provides our clients with a 'seamless' package of legal services.
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Brookfields' team of legal experts provide efficient and effective strategic advice across a wide range of corporate and commercial areas, including Banking and Financial Services; Business Structuring and Sales and Purchases; Competition Law; Consumer Law; Insolvency, Receiverships and Bankruptcy; Intellectual Property, Technology and Telecommunications; and Venture Capital. We provide pragmatic, solution focused solutions to councils, companies, limited partnerships, trusts, joint ventures, partnerships and individuals.
Disputes can be expensive, time consuming and uncertain. As they are sometimes unavoidable, you need to know that the risks associated with disputes and litigation will be managed effectively and efficiently. Brookfields has a high quality litigation and dispute resolution team. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators, as well as litigators, and where possible, disputes will be resolved by negotiation or mediation. If however they cannot be resolved, our litigators have experience at every level of New Zealand's legal system, including the Supreme Court. Our litigation team has a proven track record of producing successful outcomes for clients; from routine debt collection through to complex litigation at all levels.
Brookfields' employment team have a proven track record of working effectively with both private and public sector employers. Rather than wait for issues to arise, we share our experience and knowledge with HR teams and managers to empower decision makers to comply with employment law and best practice, improve organisational performance and lower employers' legal risk profile. Our specialist employment team provides comprehensive employment related advice, ranging from compliance with employment related legislation through to dismissal, disciplinary and restructuring procedures and resolving personal grievances. Our lawyers also have extensive experience in handling serious harm investigations and prosecutions under the Health & Safety In Employment Act and other related legislation.
The law in this area is under constant change from both central government review and decisions by the courts. Brookfields environment and planning law specialists are experts in keeping abreast of these changes and ensuring the best outcomes for their clients. From participating in the drafting and adoption of district plans to representing public and private clients in ground breaking litigation our skills and experience in this area is unsurpassed.
It is vital that you have your personal and estate planning affairs in order to ensure that you and your family will benefit as you have planned. This can involve the simple steps of preparing a will and powers of attorney or more complex arrangements including the establishment of trusts.
Brookfields' has one of the largest property and real estate law teams in New Zealand. Our team includes specialists with expertise in all areas of property law who work closely with clients to understand their businesses and their project objectives. We provide proven expertise in a practical and commercial manner in all aspects of property law from residential conveyancing to complex development agreements and leasing arrangements. Our clients recognise us as being easy to work with, reliable, accessible, and responsive.
A legal minefield in the public sector is the process by which decisions are made. For both public and private interests, the results of incorrect decision-making can be costly, if not disastrous. Where a decision is successfully challenged, it can lead to the process being undertaken again from scratch and the subsequent costs (including court costs) involved in the challenge.