Coming from the ancient doctrines of equity, our firm draws its name from the novel and unusual solutions designed by the greatest minds of jurisprudence to solve commercial puzzles not able to be determined by traditional concepts of black letter law.  Thus equity developed the doctrine and law of trust used creatively to avoid the crippling land and gift taxes of the 16th century England. Over the years the doctrine has evolved to be
utilised in property and securities
matters and also in the areas of human rights fairness and justice.

As our name defines our areas of practice, we specialise in finding creative legal solutions to commercial  transactions.  We believe lawyers should guide their clients as comprehensive business advisers and we are prepared to take you through the complex steps of commercial business transactions and compliance  issues which are part of the sometimes overregulated  New Zealand landscape .



Our principal...

Our principal, Dennis Gates, is founder of the ‘Worried Group’ which is an ever-growing franchise of law firms  with the power of large firms but at the same time, with the costs savings, personal attention and efficiency of boutique services. This means you get great service at great prices.

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide you with the fastest, most cost effective, and efficient solution to your legal matter that you have ever experienced.  We want you as our client for life, not just for the short term.  We are therefore purported to back up our guarantee with client testimonials and terms which cannot be beaten.  Remember the old anecdote; 99% of lawyers give the rest of us a bad name - try us to see the difference        



We take instructions in the following areas:

  • Family
  • Elder
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Immigration
  • Human Rights
  • Migration and foreign investment.
  • Property.
  • Offshore Trust, incorporations and asset protection, general trading and family trusts.
  • Business and Commercial Law.
  • Fishing and Maritime Law.



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