Leaders in dispute resolution

Grimshaw & Co is one of New Zealand’s leading dispute resolution law firms. Our team of five partners and over 20 lawyers are specialists in their field and are skilled at resolving disputes by way of negotiated settlements, court proceedings and alternative dispute resolution. Our focus is on providing sound practical legal advice and achieving the best possible results for our clients.

Our history

In 2002 Paul Grimshaw and partners began acting for leaky home owners and bodies corporate at the Auckland law firm Cairns Slane. In 2005 they established a new firm, Grimshaw & Co, to provide specialist services to leaky home owners and insurance clients.

Grimshaw & Co quickly developed a reputation as the market leader in leaky home cases. The firm acted for a large number of bodies corporate and individual home owners with claims before the Weathertight Homes Tribunal, District Court and High Court. Grimshaw & Co acted on the leading leaky building cases including the Sunset Terraces, Byron Avenue and Spencer on Byron claims which proceeded to the Supreme Court and became important legal precedents.

The firm also continued to work across other practice areas. It is well known for its advice to body corporate clients and focus on all areas of construction litigation. It attracted lawyers with expertise in insurance, employment and civil litigation. After the Christchurch earthquakes Grimshaw & Co acted quickly to provide advice and representation to property owners.

Today Grimshaw & Co is a full service litigation firm, with a team of five partners and over 20 lawyers providing legal advice and dispute resolution services in eight specialist practice areas. As the firm has grown our commitment to clients has remained the same – to provide high quality legal services with skill, integrity and dedication.

Our commitments to our clients

Information for Clients – Learn more about the information we provide to clients under the New Zealand Law Society Conduct and Client Care rules.

Terms of Engagement – We pride ourselves on providing a cost-effective professional service to our clients. Our Terms of Engagement have been developed to clearly set out our professional relationship with clients when accepting and acting on client instructions.

If you have any questions about how the information outlined in these documents affects your professional relationship with us please contact us.

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