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 and Administrative 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.


Employment Law

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


Public Law Litigation

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


Education Law

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


Government, Parliament and Law Reform

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


Regulatory Affairs

Chen Palmer's Regulatory Affairs team specialises in assisting clients with their regulatory affairs and in regulatory compliance.