Chen Palmer was the first public law firm in New Zealand

Chen Palmer was established over 26 years ago because its founders, Mai Chen and the Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC, identified a need for expert public law advice to assist members of the public and businesses in their dealings with Government, and to advise Government agencies on their public law obligations and requirements on business and organisations. We are Australasia’s first public law firm.

Chen Palmer specialises in providing advice based on a sound knowledge of Government, and expert legal, political and media knowledge, as this increases the prospects of getting the right outcome.

Our key areas of expertise are public and administrative law, employment law, public law litigation, education law, government/parliament/law reform, New Zealand Bill of Rights, Human Rights, prosecutions by statutory regulators including the Serious Fraud Office, and investigations and inquiries.

We also specialise in applying a superdiversity lens to law, policy and business. We are problem solvers, and we apply a Public Law toolbox approach to ensure successful outcomes for our clients.

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