A good lawyer-client relationship begins with good communication.

Helping you understand the law is an important part of what we do. We appreciate that the language of law isn’t always user-friendly. With us, you can expect communication that is effective and easy to understand.

Get exactly the expertise level you need – no more, no less.

We are very well resourced, which is a big advantage because it means we can offer you excellent value for money. In the legal profession, that means paying only for the level of expertise you need. Our philosophy is that long term client relationships are built on value.

Seeing what isn’t there, as well as what is.

Lawyers are not created equal; some are definitely better than others. At Morrison Kent Lawyers, our hiring policy insists on better. This means our lawyers consider the unseen as well as the obvious. We have the experience to identify cost-effective and creative solutions.

The response you want in the time frame you require.

We understand that sometimes you need to move quickly. For this reason, we will make time available when you need it.


Guardianship - Family Law | Morrison Kent

What is Guardianship?

27 June 2022 | Debbie Dunbar

One of the most common areas of confusion for parents involved in a parenting dispute is the idea of guardianship and what it actually means.

When a child is born, their parents automatically become their legal guardians. There are exceptions to this,...

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What to do when served with Family Court proceedings
20 January 2023 | Maretta Twentyman

It can be stressful and overwhelming to be served with court proceedings. 

Getting early legal advice on your options and any relevant timeframes is...

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New Job? Time to get some advice on your Employment Agreement, and understand relevant rights and obligations?
16 January 2023 | Tess von Dadelszen

If you have just been offered, or are starting the New Year in a new role, congratulations!  We understand it can be tempting to put pen to paper without...

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New Bill seeks to curtail use of restraint of trade provisions
23 September 2022 | Tess von Dadelszen

Restraint of trade clauses are commonly used provisions in employment agreements that (at a high level) prevent, for specified time periods and within...

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Who we work with

Individuals & families

We provide legal services for you and your family throughout all stages of life.

Small-to-medium businesses

Talk to us about service contracts, employment matters, company structuring, compliance, finance, sales and acquisitions, litigation and other areas of law related to business.

Large businesses & corporations

We can provide industry-specific legal services that support every aspect of your organisation.

Working with Iwi


We assist iwi, hapu & whānau in all areas of law from Māori Land Court, business structures & land development, governance & everything in between.


Morrison Kent acts for a number of government agencies and can provide advice to all areas of government, both local and central.

Contact our expert lawyers today for advice and guidance.

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We can help. At Morrison Kent, our experts have the knowledge and expertise in a wide range of areas and you can expect clear communication and prompt action when needed.