Criminal Law

Facing criminal charges can be stressful for the person charged and their family.  We believe everyone deserves a good lawyer.


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.

Our criminal law team is headed by Arthur Fairley, who has conducted hundreds of jury trials.  We defend 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 providing criminal defence services, we have senior lawyers with extensive experience in prosecution work.  We can represent government entities prosecuting cases involving resource management or regulatory charges.

We act for clients in relation to:

Criminal charges and appeals

Representation at each stage of the process

Regulatory charges and professional tribunals

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