We are based in Wellington and Auckland and can be contacted by email, fax or telephone through the details set out below. Or you can contact our people directly.


Wellington office

Chen Palmer New Zealand Public Law Specialists
Barristers & Solicitors
Level 8, 138 The Terrace
PO Box 2160
DX SP26503
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Auckland office

Chen Palmer New Zealand Public Law Specialists 
Barristers & Solicitors 
Level 14, 52 Swanson Street
PO Box 106114
DX CX10073
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

Contact Details for Public and Employment Law Issues

If you are looking for a legal expert to provide comment for a story, then Chen Palmer New Zealand Public and Employment Law Specialists has a team of public and employment lawyers who specialise in a range of issues:

  • Education issues ranging from early childhood centres to universities, and everything in between (contact Marina Matthews, Partner and Team Leader Education on 021 330 128);
  • Administrative and Constitutional Law issues, including judicial review and all public law proceedings and processes (contact Mai Chen, Founding Partner);
  • Privacy and Human Rights matters, such as the Independent Review of ACC Privacy and Security of Information (contact Mai Chen, Founding Partner);
  • Electoral and Parliament legal issues such as election advertising, parliamentary privilege and select committee inquiries (contact Mai Chen, Founding Partner);
  • Treaty of Waitangi issues ranging from Waitangi Tribunal claims to government policies relating to the Treaty (contact Mai Chen, Founding Partner);
  • Litigation, Media Law and Defamation issues including Broadcasting Standards Authority complaints and decisions (contact Mai Chen, Founding Partner, or Nick Russell, Partner on 021 475 388);
  • Overseas Investment: issues involving overseas investments in sensitive land in New Zealand, including farms (contact Mai Chen, Founding Partner, or Nick Russell, Partner on 021 475 488)

Mai Chen can be contacted on all Public Law issues on 021 565 709. 


Wellington office


Auckland office



Wellington office


Auckland office



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If you wish to talk with a member of our experienced team, you can find contact information on our individual profiles located here.