About

Wakefields Lawyers is now an over 23 person strong team, thriving in four locations – Wellington, Paraparaumu, Otaki, and Foxton. This makes our highly experienced team tremendously flexible with where we’re able to meet our clients, bringing quality legal advice to your local neighbourhood.

We understand that our clients require commercially sound, pragmatic and cost-effective solutions delivered to their time frame, not ours. At Wakefields Lawyers, we pride ourselves on making the complex simple and ensure we always exceed our clients’ expectations.

What do we do?

EMPLOYMENT LAW: Our employment lawyers are skilled in assisting business on a wide range of matters – from drafting a contract for your very first employee to ensuring that your employment contracts are up to date with changes in legislation, we can ensure that you are meeting all compliance requirements and understand how changes to employment legislation are going to affect your business.

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LAW: We specialise in providing a full suite of legal services to small and medium-size businesses. Our areas of expertise include capital and debt financing, business sales and purchases, franchises, company restructures and shareholder agreements.

PROPERTY LAW: We specialise in both residential and commercial property investment and development. We have extensive knowledge and experience in both residential and commercial conveyancing, small and large scale subdivisions, commercial leasing and building contracts.

TRUSTS & SUCCESSION: We specialise in all areas of trusts, estates, succession planning, and wealth administration. We have extensive experience setting up a simple and complex family, inheritance, education, and trading trusts as well as advising on property relationship matters, wills, powers of attorney and estate administration.

FAMILY LAW: When your family has legal issues, it’s important we help in you and your families best interest; whether it relates to relationship property, separation and divorce, caring for children, and/or domestic violence. In this emotional time, we are here to offer our most upright support.

IMMIGRATION LAW: We navigate the pathways available to workers, students and residents to provide you with the best immigration advice and assistance available. Our immigration specialist has a wealth of experience and is able to lead you through the process.

ESTATES ADMINISTRATION: The executor or administrator is responsible for administering the estate for as long as it takes for them to tidy up the deceased’s financial affairs and distribute the estate property to those they have left behind.

ELDER LAW: The lifestyle options and benefits offered by retirement villages can start to look appealing to many retirees. The services offered become necessary when health fails or changes in family circumstances force people to need more help during their daily routines.

INSOLVENCY & BANKRUPTCY: Whether you are pursuing or defending a company debt, negotiating a financial dispute with a business partner, supplier or customer or attempting to enforce a judgment order, our Insolvency and Debt Recovery team is here to help.

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Meet the team at Wakefields Lawyers

  • All
  • Wellington
  • Paraparaumu
  • Otaki
  • Foxton
Director & Solicitor
Director & Solicitor
Senior Associate
Associate
Amy Webster
Associate
Lisa Kiteley
Senior Solicitor
Senior Solicitor
Senior Solicitor
Senior Solicitor
Senior Registered Legal Executive
Emma Henderson
Senior Registered Legal Executive
Senior Legal Executive
Senior Legal Executive
Jenni Kinniburgh
Legal Secretary
Legal Secretary
Sheryl Kerr
Legal Secretary
Kate Baron
Legal Secretary
Operations Manager
Trust Account Manager
Operations Coordinator