We are a full service law firm with a commercial and property law focus. Our clients represent a wide cross section including banks, resorts, foreign investors, government departments, state owned enterprises, charitable organisations, and individuals. We represent both Cook Islands and overseas clients.
Banking & Finance
We have extensive experience in banking and finance law. Our practice includes everything from documenting loans and securities, debt recovery and enforcement, to regulatory advice.
Our clients include Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ), Bank of Cook Islands Limited (BCI), Bank of South Pacific (BSP), and Capital Security Bank (CSB).
We offer a wealth of experience and knowledge in dealing with commercial matters. Our approach is to achieve the objectives you want with minimal legal risk. We are result focussed and will find solutions to your problems.
Whatever your matter, we will identify and deal with key legal risks and provide you with pragmatic advice. We have been involved with a wide range of commercial contracts for both Government and private clients.
With the introduction of the Employment Relations Act 2012 the employment law landscape in the Cook Islands changed considerably with more emphasis on employee rights and protection.
Whether you are an employer or employee, we have the expertise to assist you with employment contract negotiations and dispute resolution.
Civil Litigation / Debt Recovey
Our lawyers are well versed in the art of litigation with extensive experience in Cook Islands land and civil matters.
Whether you are making a claim or defending one we can help you. We are also experienced in alternative dispute resolution and can represent you in arbitration or mediation.
Our firm is renowned for its debt recovery work having been engaged by both the public and private sector. In the field of debt recovery, our firm is the Cook Islands' preferred provider of legal services.
Our team has experience in a wide range of public law matters. We have been involved with legislative drafting, electoral petitions, and regularly provide legal opinions on public law matters to Cook Islands Government agencies and private clients.
Our clients include Te Aponga Uira (national power company and SOE), Office of the Prime Minister, Audit Office, Public Service Commission, Seabed Minerals Authority, and Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC).
Conveyancing & Land
Our firm is well known for its extensive work in land matters. The land tenure system in the Cook Islands is unique with numerous pitfalls for the unwary. Our lawyers can assist you in navigating this quagmire whether you are obtaining a new lease or buying an existing one.
We regularly deal with all types of conveyancing transactions from mortgages to the sale and purchase of properties and businesses.