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Our unique place in the legal services market allows us to provide the legal capability and depth of resources of a large law firm, while also having a boutique-sized law firm’s ability to develop close and long-lasting client relationships. 

We value all of our clients equally – whatever your legal issue, we can help.

Immigration law

Our Immigration team is recognised as a leader in its field, tapping into a wealth of knowledge to support New Zealand employers navigate both complex and simple legal situations. 

If you’re an employer or HR professional who’s looking to hire overseas talent, let us take the stress out of the visa process. Our approach is very much based on trust, with a strong focus on creating an enduring relationship with you.

Our team members are trusted advisers to many of New Zealand’s largest companies. We can help employers manage global and local migrant workforces, plus help to develop and maintain immigration strategy and compliance policies. 

This doesn’t mean you have to be a big employer to seek our immigration support, with many of our clients being owner-operators and mid-sized businesses. 

We also work with private and high-net-worth clients in relation to complex individual immigration and citizenship applications. 

Employment law

Our Employment Law team is one of the largest and most experienced in New Zealand, with people based in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. This geographical coverage enables us to provide immediate and personal employment law services and representation to clients throughout the country.

Our team understands the complexities that come with employment law. We are known for having long-established relationships with clients, and for fully engaging with businesses to understand their unique needs. 

Our approach means we offer a bespoke employment law service and provide pragmatic, robust and innovative legal advice. This enables employers to make sound employment-related decisions for their business and staff.

We are recognised as a leading employment practice by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Doyle’s Guide. In addition, we are also among a limited number of law firms that provide external employment law services to New Zealand Government agencies.


Describe your product or service and what it delivers

Our experts can give you decisive, strategic legal advice on everything from day-to-day transactions to complex legal cases. Our bespoke employment law service enables employers to make sound decisions, while our immigration experts ensure employers and their staff remain compliant within New Zealand’s highly competitive recruitment market.

What size business or organisation does your product/ service suit?

Our unique place in the legal services market allows us to provide the legal capability and depth of resources of a large law firm, while enjoying the ability of a boutique-sized law firm to develop close and long-lasting client relationships. We value our clients, from large corporates to individuals – whatever the legal issue, we can help.

From owner-operators to multi-national and SX-listed organisations, no corporate client is too small or too large to receive the best immigration and employment legal advice available in the New Zealand market.

What kinds of organisations may be interested in your product/ service?

Public sector, construction, transport, manufacturing, retail, franchises, dairy, energy, telecommunications and professional services,



Health, engineering, technology, 

How long has your product/ service been on the market?

We tap into more than 150 years of experience and provide our hugely talented pool of emerging and current legal experts with the opportunity to make the complex simple.

What does your standard product cost?

Unless a fixed fee quote is provided in writing, Lane Neave’s fees are calculated in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the New Zealand Law Society and will take various factors into account.

We are committed to working with our clients to find a bespoke solution that meets their needs while being cost-effective. 

We pride ourselves in transparent pricing. Please get in touch to so we can give you an accurate fee estimate. 

Posted on 08 July 2024


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