Barristers Solicitors and Notary Public


Employment Law

Our employment law team is recognised as a New Zealand leader in this field. We have been finalists in the New Zealand Law Awards for Employment Law every year since 2010, winning top place twice and second twice. We provide our clients with a very high level of expertise, service, and practical advice at cost effective rates.  read more

Property & Commercial Law

NZ Property & Construction Law Award winners. We act for individuals, corporates and trusts in a wide range of property transactions. read more

Wills & Trusts

We have specialised in trusts and their role in personal estate planning for many years. We also advise on all aspects of wills and estate planning. read more


McBride Davenport James is a specialist law firm based in Courtenay Place, Wellington. The firm has a diverse range of clients (public and private sector, large and small businesses, unions and individuals) throughout New Zealand.

Our employment team is recognised as a leader in its field, providing employment law advice on all aspects of the employment relationship from hiring (and being hired) through to ending the relationship – and all of the issues in between.

We pride ourselves in providing legal excellence through timely, practical and cost effective advice to all of our clients.

We also welcome instructions from other practitioners to assist their clients in our areas of expertise, and particularly in employment law, trusts and property work.

NZ Employment Law Award
Winner 2010, First Runner up 2011, Winner 2012, Second
Runner Up 2013,Finalist 2014, 2015, 2017, First Runner up 2016

NZ Property & Construction Award
Winner 2012, First Runner up 2013

NZ Boutique Law Firm
First Runner up 2013, Finalist 2013, 2016, 2017

NZ Litigation & Dispute Resolution Award
Finalist 2012, First Runner up 2013

NZ Individual Community Service Law Award
Finalist 2012, Finalist 2013

  • Employment Law

    Our employment law team is recognised as a New Zealand leader in this field.

  • Property & Commercial law

    NZ Property & Construction Law Award winners.

  • Administrative & public law

    Administrative/public law (including judicial review)

  • Personal injury & accident compensation

    We can help you understand and navigate through the ACC Act

  • Civil litigation

    Full representation including pre-trial, interlocutory hearings, hearings and post-trial.

  • Mediation & dispute resolution

    Personal or Business, Employee or Employer.


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Our Numbers

Telephone: 04 801 5427
Fax: 04 801 5428

Our Location

PO Box 19001, Level 1, 21 Allen Street, Wellington 6149, New Zealand