Website Terms of Use

Every time you visit the Wakefields Lawyers website (“this website”) you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of use set out below.

These terms of use are reviewed regularly and updated from time to time. Any changes we make will apply as soon as they are posted on this page. If you keep using this website after changes have been made, you will be deemed to have accepted those changes.

Please read this information carefully and get in touch if there’s anything you don’t understand by calling 0800 LEGAL1 or emailing


Before we get started, it’s important for you to know this website is owned by Wakefields Lawyers Limited. Our directors can be found on the “About Us” page of this website.


The information provided on this website, including through our Blog, Brief Guides and E-books, is general information only. It is not a substitute for personalised legal advice specific to your particular circumstances.


All the information on this website is published by Wakefields Lawyers in good faith. While we work hard to ensure the information is up-to-date, useful and accurate, we do not make any representations or warranties about the completeness, reliability or accuracy of this information, nor its suitability for your particular circumstances.


Any action or decision you take (or do not take) in reliance on the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. Wakefields Lawyers will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with your use of the information on this website.


We try our best to keep this website running smoothly, but occasionally it may not be available due to routine maintenance or technical/other issues. Wakefields Lawyers will not be liable for any loss you may suffer due to this website, or any part of it, not being available.


Our Privacy Policy applies to any personal information we collect about you through this website (e.g. through our enquiry form, consultation request or newsletter sign-up).


Although we regularly update our virus protection software, Wakefields Lawyers does not warrant that the server that makes the content of this website available is virus-free. It is your responsibility to carry out virus and other security checks to satisfy your own requirements.

For more information about the security of your personal information, please see our Privacy Policy.


This website contains hyperlinks to websites that are not owned or operated by Wakefields Lawyers. While we aim to provide only working links to useful and relevant websites, we have no control over their maintenance or content. Wakefields Lawyers will not be liable for any loss suffered by you in relation to accessing these linked websites.

By providing these links to other websites for your convenience, Wakefields Lawyers is not recommending or endorsing the content found on those websites. We note the content may change, or the website itself may become unavailable, without our knowledge. If you think a link has gone ‘bad’ (i.e. it no longer works/the content isn’t relevant), please let us know.


Unless expressly stated otherwise, Wakefields Lawyers owns the copyright in all the content of this website, including its design.

You can download and print information from this website for your own personal use (e.g. immigration content) or for use within your business only (e.g. employment content). You may not use the information on this website for any other purpose (e.g. commercial purposes) without the express written permission of Wakefields Lawyers.


We provide contact details and photos of our staff on this website. This information must not be used in any way that is not lawful, nor to contact our staff for an inappropriate reason (e.g. spam or the solicitation of our staff by other employers) or in an inappropriate way (e.g. using language that is offensive or abusive).

If you contact our staff in an inappropriate way, your email/phone number may be blocked and your details passed on to the relevant authority (e.g. Department of Internal Affairs for email spam or Police for harassment of our staff).

When you contact our staff as a prospective client, either through this website or by using the contact details this website provides, please be aware that a lawyer-client relationship is not automatically created and therefore your communication may not be privileged.


Wakefields Lawyers is based in New Zealand. This website and the information published on it, including these terms of use, are governed by New Zealand law only. Any disputes or proceedings arising in connection with this website will be resolved in accordance with New Zealand law and, where applicable, by New Zealand courts.