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Our Services

Resource Management

 

Tamatekapua Law has a well established environmental and resource management practice.  Through Prue Kapua the firm is well recognised for the depth and wide range of experience in all areas of resource management law. Our focus is to work closely with the client and to provide strategies to achieve the best possible outcome.

 

Tiriti o Waitangi claims and Maori Legal Issues

 

We provide clients with advice in all aspects of Tiriti o Waitangi claims.  We have represented claimants before the Waitangi Tribunal in the following Inquiries:

 

  • Turanga;
  • Wairarapa;
  • Central North Island (CNI);
  • National Park;
  • Whanganui;
  • East Coast;
  • Te Paparahi o te Raki;
  • Taihape.

 

With all our clients we can provide legal services that range from prosecuting your claim before the Waitangi Tribunal through to establishing legal entities and structures that will assist with negotiating your settlement and beyond that phase to Post-Settlement Governance establishment and commercial advice.

 

We have experience and expertise in dealing with Maori businesses, Trusts and Tribal organizations.  We currently advise the Maori Womens Development Inc (MWDI) in all aspects of its business and work closely with the businesses that it helps to establish.

 

Maori Land Law

 

We are experienced in all aspects of Maori Land Law including formation of land trusts, Maori Land succession, partition and easement issues.

 

Family

 

The area of Family Law can be complex and it is not uncommon for our firm to assist clients on several different matters at the same time or consecutively.  Areas in which we can assist are:


  • Adoption
  • Child Support/Child Maintenance
  • Parenting Arrangements
  • Dissolution/Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Protection
  • Family Trusts
  • Guardianship
  • Paternity
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreement
  • Protection of Personal Property Rights Act
  • Relationship Property
  • Separation
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney
 

Employment Law

 

Tamatekapua Law has represented clients in the Employment Authority and Employment Court. We are able to assist with Personal Grievances and dispute resolution relating to any aspect of the employer/employee relationship, designing and drafting employment agreements and any other issues arising under the Employment Relations Act 2000.


Public and Constitutional Law


At Tamatekapua Law we can assist you with issues relating to law and policy reform, decisions by Government or statutory bodies and inquiries and reviews.  Prue has appeared before and sat on several Boards of Inquiries and Review Panels and has a thorough understanding of the process involved in pursuing Government, statutory body, constitutional and human rights issues.