Chen Palmer provides a full range of public law services in law and policy reform, expert opinions, litigation and using the public law toolbox.
We can give you specialist advice on the "who, what, where, when, why and how" of government to directly advocate to decision-makers.
We understand that some outcomes can only be achieved through 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.
Chen Palmer specialises in working with Government and Parliament to develop and implement succesful law reform strategies
Chen Palmer has lawyers with significant knowledge of the issue and regulations relevant to the education sector.
Chen Palmer's employment law team can provide advice on employment law and HR related matters.
Maori Legal Team
Chen Palmer has a breadth of experience advising both Māori and non-Māori clients in relation to Māori legal issues.
Both the public and employment law teams at Chen Palmer have significant experience in the area of privacy law.
Chen Palmer has expertise in providing businesses and high net worth individuals with advice on the requirements of the Overseas Investment Act 2005.
Chen Palmer specialises in legal issues relating to liquor, including liquor licensing, DHBs, Liquor Licensing Authority decisions, health and safety, drug and alcohol policies and law refom.
Chen Palmer has a specialist team of human rights lawyers who bring an experienced eye to difficult human rights issues
Chen Palmer has significant expertise in advising charities on a range of public law issues. We can assist charitable entities with all aspects of their operations including registration, funding applications, and working with Internal Affairs and the Inland Revenue Department.
Chen Palmer's Resource Management Team provides specialist advice on Resource Management issues, infrastructure (including ports, airports and telecommunications) and energy issues.
At Chen Palmer we believe that the practice of law is more than a business, it is also an important public service. That is why throughout the firm’s history we have undertaken pro bono work for clients who have important public law issues, but who lack the resources to engage a lawyer on normal commercial terms.
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.
Chen Palmer bills on a transparent, no surprises basis. We will work to your budget, and keep you informed of costs at all times.
Because both public law and employment law can affect every New Zealand business, we have delivered quality outcomes for a range of clients in different industries on many different issues.
Public Law Toolbox
Mai Chen has authored the Public Law Toolbox, a book that revolutionises the approach to the practice of public law