Services

Whether you're an athlete, sports organisation, charity, or sponsor, as a firm at the forefront of sports and media law in New Zealand, we tip the playing field in your favour!

Your questions need consideration by those in the know, and because we are passionately immersed in the sporting world we're able to apply our advice across a wide range of disciplines to the sporting sector.

As well as being involved in the governance of sports sector organisations, members of our team have advised high-profile athletes, clubs, and federations on all their legal requirements. This means we are well placed to immediately recognise what's important to you and to ensure that we deliver you with value for money every time.

Our experts are here to help with expertise if you're:

Our clients include Wellington Rugby, The Wellington Phoenix, Nuku Ora (formerly Sport Wellington), Equestrian Sports New Zealand, New Zealand Softball, Basketball NZ, Motorcycling NZ, NZ American Football, as well as many regional associations and leading athletes.
 

Societies
 

Change is coming! 2021 will likely be the year of change for Incorporated Societies and the amendments to the act will mean that unless your organisation understands and complies with these changes, you may lose your incorporation status.

Often run by volunteers, we understand that societies are a well-deserving and niche part of our community that needs expertise at realistic prices.

If your society needs help in any of these areas, our experts can help:

  • Governance and constitution,
  • Law changes,
  • Compliance and contracts,
  • Volunteers, employment and people,
  • Leases.

Just drop us a line for a free 20-minute consultation so we can understand your concerns and how you're placed to address them.
 

Governance
 

Get real-world advice from people who have sat on the same side of the table as you.

All members of our team have had hands-on, practical experience dealing with governance issues in their roles as Chairs, Directors or Chief Executives. This gives us the ability to cut through what is happening and to understand why it is happening.

Because we've been on the same side of the table as our clients and grappled with similar issues to those you deal with every day, we're able to offer sound advice that we know has worked for others.

Your business' governance setup can make the difference between good and great. You deserve great and we're happy to help you get there.
 

Contracts & Sponsorship
 

When your livelihood relies on it, you need advice that considers all of the factors from experts that have seen contracts from a vast array of sports and media organisations.

With intricacies in these areas that can catch out the unaware, your contract advice will consider all aspects of the agreement and what you're wanting to achieve - all with your desired result in mind.
 

Media & Entertainment
 

In the world of Media and Entertainment, the pace is fast and the stakes are high!

When the heat is on and the spotlight is bright, your advice needs to consider this and be practical and confident to match the situation.

We have experience in a range of entertainment law matters, particularly in the film and television sector in:

  • Chain of title agreements,
  • Finance Agreements,
  • Production contracts,
  • Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance,
  • Domestic and international distribution and broadcast licences,
  • International sales agency agreements,
  • Defamation.

If you have a sports or entertainment issue or query, please contact: