New Zealand solicitors in Queensland
As lawyers admitted to practice in both Australia and New Zealand, Harrigan Lawyers can assist you with Trans-Tasman legal advice.
- If you need a New Zealand solicitor in Queensland, we can assist you
- Would you rather appear by audio or video link for certain court proceedings in New Zealand?
- Do you need to have a person located in New Zealand to give evidence in certain Australian proceedings?
- Do you require an Australian Court or New Zealand Court judgment to be recognised in the other country?
- Starting a Business in New Zealand?
Trans Tasman Litigation – we can advise you on all aspects of the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act (TTMRA) and the Trans Tasman Proceedings Act (TTPA). We can assist you to ask for cases that were started in New Zealand to be heard before Australian courts and vice versa in certain circumstances.
Family Lawyers – If you are in a family law dispute and need advice or wondering whether to file in the Courts of either Australia or New Zealand for divorce, property settlement, or seeking advice on child support. If you need a financial agreement or advice on the transfer of property in Australia or New Zealand, we have the experience to assist you.
Property Lawyers – We can help you if you are looking to buy or sell property in Australia either residential or commercial, for investment or as a home.
Strata & Body Corporate – If you need legal advice on Queensland community titles law or considering the purchase of management rights in Queensland, we can assist you.
Contact us on (+61) (7) 3733 1542 to find out more or to arrange a consultation.
The following information is required by the Rules of Conduct and Client Care for Lawyers issued by the New Zealand Law Society (Law Society) to be provided by lawyers to their clients.
- Fees The basis on which fees will be charged by Harrigan Lawyers (we or us) in respect of a matter and when payment of fees is to be made are set out in our standard Terms of Engagement.
- Professional Indemnity Insurance We hold professional indemnity insurance that exceeds the minimum standards specified by the New Zealand Law Society. We will provide you with particulars of those minimum standards upon request.
- Lawyers Fidelity Fund The Law Society administers a Lawyers’ Fidelity Fund which provides clients with some protection against loss caused by theft by a lawyer of money or other assets entrusted to the lawyer.
- Complaints If you have a complaint about our services or charges, you may refer your complaint to the Director of Harrigan Lawyers who has overall responsibility for your work. However, if you do not wish to refer your complaint to that person, or you are not satisfied with that person’s response to your complaint, you may refer your complaint to the Practice Manager of our Company, whom you may contact by letter, by email at [email protected], by telephoning our office at +61 7 3733 1542 and asking to speak to that person, or by any other means. The Law Society also maintains a complaints service and you are able to make a complaint to that service by contacting the Law Society. Contact details are: Postal Address: PO Box 5041, Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145 (DX SP20202) Telephone: 0800 264 801 or +64 4 472 7837 Fax: +64 4 473 7909 Website: www.lawsociety.org.nz
- Persons responsible for the work The names and status of the person or persons who will have the general carriage of, or overall responsibility for, the services we agree to provide for you are set out in our Letter of Engagement. If at any stage you would prefer a change in the personnel handling a matter, please contact either the lawyer responsible for the matter or the Practice Manager, Sharyn Barr.
Client Care and Service Whatever legal services we are providing to you, we must:
act competently, in a timely way, and in accordance with instructions received and arrangements made;
protect and promote your interests and act for you free from compromising influences or loyalties;
discuss with you your objectives and how they should best be achieved;
provide you with information about the work to be done, who will do it and the way the services will be provided;
charge you a fee that is fair and reasonable and let you know how and when you will be billed;
give you clear information and advice;
protect your privacy and ensure appropriate confidentiality;
treat you fairly, respectfully and without discrimination;
keep you informed about the work being done and advise you when it is completed;
let you know how to make a complaint and deal with any complaint promptly and fairly.
The obligations lawyers owe to clients are described in the Rules of Conduct and Client Care for Lawyers. Those obligations are subject to other overriding duties, including duties to the courts and to the justice system. If you have any questions, please visit the Law Society website or call (NZ) 0800 261 801 or (Intl)+64 4 472 7837.