Criminal Law

If you are facing criminal charges, our highly experienced defence lawyers will work to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

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Headed by Arthur Fairley, who has conducted hundreds of jury trials, our criminal law team defends clients facing charges of criminal conduct laid by the police as well as government departments such as the Inland Revenue Department and Ministry for Primary Industries, and entities such as the SPCA. We also defend clients in cases involving regulatory charges and professional tribunals.

As well as providing criminal defence services, we have senior lawyers with extensive experience in prosecution work. Our team can represent government entities prosecuting cases involving resource management or regulatory charges.

We provide legal advice on:

Criminal charges and appeals
Representation at each stage of the process
Regulatory charges and professional tribunals
  • Arms
  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Drink driving
  • Drugs charges
  • Fraud
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Proceeds of crime
  • Receiving
  • Sexual assaults
  • Transport matters and traffic offences
  • Youth justice
  • Bail
  • Interviews and statements
  • Representation in the District Court, High Court, appeal courts and specialist courts and tribunals
  • Sentencing
  • Parole board hearings
  • Legal aid
  • Prosecutions under the Resource Management Act and other legislation
  • Representation in professional tribunals
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