Legal Expertise

We are practicing lawyers admitted to the High Court of New Zealand.  We have specialised expertise in immigration matters and an exceptional record of success - our Division Manager is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor with 12 years experience in the corporate migration sector in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. 

The practice of Law in New Zealand is governed by the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 (LCA). Only lawyers people holding current practising certificates as barristers or as barrister and solicitors and incorporated law firms may call themselves 'lawyer', 'law practitioner', 'barrister', 'solicitor', 'counsel'.

In New Zealand all practitioners are admitted to the High Court of New Zealand as barristers and solicitors.  This entitles them to act as solicitors and to appear in the courts.

Our Commitment to you is as follows:

  • to be honest with you about your immigration options
  • 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
  • help you find an interpreter or translator if you need one
  • give you a written agreement in plain language 

We must act professionally - we will:

  • only work within our areas of knowledge and skill 
  • promptly submit your application to maintain your lawful immigration status
  • write to you when your application has been lodged 
  • keep you informed throughout the immigration process
  • keep your passports and personal documents safe 

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.

Migration Partners is an International Expatriate Service and a Division of Stace Hammond Lawyers. All Migration Advice Provided is from the law firm Stace Hammond.