Where law meets life

Standing with our clients since 1880


Govett Quilliam are here to walk with you through all of life’s challenges and celebrations. When your journey takes you into the realm of law, we are here for you.

We are committed to our clients, big and small, from New Zealand’s largest companies to SMEs, family matters and everything in-between. 

Govett Quilliam is one of Taranaki’s most trusted law firms. Our team have experience in tackling every legal issue and, because we offer a full range of legal services, our ability to collaborate and cover all your needs is second to none. 

We listen, we think creatively and we are committed to excellence.

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Our Expertise

Personal and Family

Every life is a story, and whatever personal challenges you or your family are facing, we can help. Our clients appreciate our professional and personable approach, and our highly regarded team are equipped to handle the most significant and complex of matters.


Legal challenges come from all directions. Whether a start-up, fast-growth commercial enterprise, or multi-national corporate we work with you to determine what’s ahead for your business. Experienced in every aspect of the lifecycle of business, GQ will work diligently on your behalf.

Dispute Resolution

Life is not always plain sailing and sometimes the best laid plans come unstuck. Our team have been involved in a wide range of disputes in every forum, which means when a dispute arises, they know how to resolve them as efficiently and effectively as possible, leaving our clients to get back to what they do best with peace of mind.

Energy and Resources

Taranaki is home to some of New Zealand’s most successful Energy Operators who drive innovation in the energy marketplace. We are their trusted advisors and our team have made it their mission to understand the complex layers of oil and gas regulations and to deliver innovative legal services fit for purpose

Environment and Planning

We work as part of your team. Our extensive experience with developers, council, businesses and  community groups mean we can provide innovative strategies and commercial solutions to achieve your desired outcomes on planning matters or development projects


Property transactions can come with strings attached. Whether you’re buying a family home, entering into a commercial lease or developing a major subdivision, we understand the significance of your decisions and we’ll stand by you through the process.


It’s about more than just knowing the law. It’s about respecting the culture, tradition and land. Our rural team have developed a deep knowledge and respected experience that allows us to deliver effective advice that is sensitive to the environment. 

Employment and H&S

At Govett Quilliam we understand that good people are a company's greatest asset. Our employment team has extensive expertise in assisting clients in all aspects of employment law, from hiring to firing, restructuring or carrying out disciplinary procedures.


We are experienced in all aspects of the construction process, whether it be your family home or a large scale residential or commercial development.

Te Tira Hau Ture

Te Tira Hau Ture (Māori legal services team) provides specialist expertise to individuals, whānau, hapū, iwi, organisations, trusts and incorporations on various legal issues that affect Māori and the interface between iwi and the Crown and other entities. We provide a comprehensive service across a wide spectrum of our specialty practice areas.