NZ LAW Limited is an association of independent legal practices with member firms located throughout New Zealand. There are currently 54 member firms practising in a wide range of legal disciplines ranging from business law, home buying and selling, immigration law and intellectual property to aviation law and viticulture.
The group was established in 1992 when about five law firms met in Auckland to find a way to benefit their clients by replicating the conviviality and the sharing of ideas and expertise that occurs in larger law firms, but still be able to retain client confidentiality and their own independence.
NZ LAW members meet formally at three meetings a year. The agendas not only cover current legal issues, but also legal practice management topics and work/life balance workshops. Each meeting or conference ensures there is time to meet socially to enjoy the warmth and friendliness that has made the group the success it is.
The group as a whole is keen to ensure the collegiality and contact occurs at all levels of staff, not just partners and directors of member firms. NZ LAW holds regular conferences and courses for senior and junior lawyers and legal executives, and there is a strong practice managers' group.