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Our Teams

Litigation, Societies & Charities

Our team has extensive experience in Hawke’s Bay and elsewhere, and our expertise includes local government, intellectual property, trade practices and sale of liquor.

Family Law Team

With clients ranging from children in need of care and protection, couples partnering or separating and the elderly who may be suffering from failing physical or mental health, our family team of Martin (Team Leader) and Elizabeth are there to help.

Property, Commercial & Personal Services Team

Providing comprehensive advice to a broad range of clients throughout NZ, we enjoy working with our clients to achieve the best legal outcomes. Don’t like the small print? We love it!

Administration Team

Our friendly first point of contact, the BvonD admin team can direct your enquiry if you are unsure which of the other teams to contact directly.

Latest BvonD News

We made a mistake

Errors in governance and administration are inevitable, and in voluntary organisations those governing and administering the entity often lack the skills to know what, who, how, and when to do things…

Dealing with Dissidents

2010 article, rewritten October 2017   Being all things to all people? “There’s nowt so queer as folk” is a phrase (variously attributed to different parts of the British Isles) that reminds us that every individual is different and that some may appear to be irrational. Most community organisations welcome into their fold almost anyone […]

Are Rules Binding?

2010 article, updated October 2017   In 2010 I was redrafting the rules of a community organisation and I was startled to be asked some questions by its chairman that made me realise how uninformed the general public are about society Rules.  The questioner was well-educated and experienced in business and community organisations, so being asked […]

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