Expertise

Chen Palmer was the first public law firm in New Zealand. Our reputation is for delivering a result. We don’t just advise on public and employment law problems, we fix them, and we do so quickly. Our depth of experience and unique approach makes us leaders in our field. Our approach is based on Thomas Edison's words: "There must be a better way - find it!"

Public Law

Chen Palmer provides a full range of public law services in law and policy reform, expert opinions, litigation and using the public law toolbox.

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Employment Law

Chen Palmer's employment law team can provide advice on employment law and HR related matters.

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Litigation

Chen Palmer has an experienced panel of litigators in the fields of judicial review, public law, employment law, media law, health law and tax law.

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Education Law

Chen Palmer has a team of public lawyers specialising in education policy, funding and legal frameworks ranging from universities to kohanga reo.

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Government and Parliament

We can give you specialist advice on the "who, what, where, when, why and how" of government to directly advocate to decision-makers.

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Overseas Investment

Chen Palmer has expertise in providing businesses and high net worth individuals with advice on the requirements of the Overseas Investment Act 2005.

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Environmental and Local Government

Chen Palmer has an experienced environmental and resourse management team with particular expertise in policy and law reform in these areas.

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Public Law Toolbox 2nd Edition

Mai Chen has authored the Public Law Toolbox 2nd Edition, a book that revolutionises the approach to the practice of public law

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Community Contribution

The practice of law isan important public service.  Throughout the firm’s history we have undertaken pro bono work for clients who have important public law issues,.

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Media contact details

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.

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Fee structure

Chen Palmer bills on a transparent, no surprises basis. We will work to your budget, and keep you informed of costs at all times.

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