Practice Areas

    You and Your Family  

    Our experienced team can help you and your family with any legal issues including:

    • Trusts
    • Wills and estates
    • Succession Planning
    • Private property
    • Elder Law
    • Retirement Village
    • Powers of Attorney
    • Protection of Personal and Property Rights
    • Family business services
    • Mental health
    • Family Protection and Testamentary Promises Claims
    • Family Dispute Resolution
    • Family Legal Advice Service 
    • Separation and Relationship property advice (including Relationship Property Agreements, Contracting Out Agreements and Property Sharing Agreements)
    • Domestic Violence
    • Day to Day Care/Contact Arrangements
    • Relocation
    • Guardianship
    • Adoption
    • Care and Protection Issues
    • Child Support
    • Paternity
    • Mediation and Litigation
    • Immigration
    • Employment Law

    You and Your Property

    Ward Adams Bryan-Lamb have the knowledge and experience to assist you in any area of law relating to you and your property:

    • Residential, rural and commercial conveyancing
    • Contracts
    • Leases
    • General commercial transactions
    • Rural transactions
    • Dairy transactions
    • Agency Searches and Registration
    • Property sharing agreements
    • Disputes
    • Dealing with dairy disputes
    • Taxation issues
    • Joint ventures 
    • Asset Planning
    • Trusts
    • Wills and estates
    • Private property
    • Power of Attorneys

     You and Your Business

    • Business set up and structuring advice
    • Company incorporation
    • Partnership and Joint Venture Agreements
    • Succession planning
    • Business contracts
    • Constitutions
    • Employment advice
    • Buying & selling a business
    • General commercial advice
    • Farming Transactions
    • Taxation issues
    • Personal Property Securities Register 
    • Building Law
    • Charitable and Non-Profit Organisations - creation and management
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Debt Collection
    • Liquor Licensing
    • Negotiation and Mediation
    • Insolvency and Liquidation

     Court and Tribunal Work

    • Civil Litigation
    • Debt Collection
    • District Court proceedings
    • High Court Proceedings
    • Insolvency and Liquidation
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Contractual Disputes
    • Estate Disputes
    • Dealing with Dairy Disputes 
    • Liquor Licensing
    • Immigration
    • Appeals 
    • Family Protection and Testamentary Promises Claims
    • Family Court including Guardianship Act, Care of Children Act and Domestic Violence Act proceedings 
    • Family Dispute Resolution Provider and Mediator
    • Employment Law 
    • Negotiation and Mediation
    • Arbitration

    Dispute Resolution

    Chris Ward is an experienced commercial and litigation solicitor.  Chris has experience in arbitrations and mediations involving issues around sharemilking contracts, conveyancing contracts, estate and family disputes.

    Chris's experience means he is highly capable as a mediator and arbitrator and can assist you to resolve any dispute you may have. 

    Debbie Bryan-Lamb is a credentialled associate member of Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand Inc., Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) Mediator and Provider.

    If you require assistance in this way please feel free to contact us to discuss.