LawFuel’s Law Stories – Featured Firms at the Front Line
Practising law is more complex and competitive than ever. The LawFuel Featured Law Firms are some of the smaller firms that are pushing the boundaries in terms of how they practice, where they practice and the way they deliver their legal services.
LawFuel firm profiles are updated monthly. If you want your firm featured, email LawFuel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
James & Wells
Building an IP Law Powerhouse with the X Factor
Hamilton-based James & Wells has built a major IP law firm despite a relatively late start as a 1979 legal start-up that has acted for a range of both local and global clients.
With a bi-lingual Asian division and being the only IP law firm with an office in Christchurch, James & Wells’ has grown from a one-man band with founding partner Ceri Wells (pictured) to its partners and staff across four local offices, James & Wells continues to lead the way with client-focused IP and related legal services.
The largest filer of patents in New Zealand, the firm prides itself on it’s “less traditional” attitude towards its areas of specialty – working more as business partners than as lawyers for clients who are often pushing the envelope in terms of innovation and enterprise.
Claudia King’s Innovative Firm
Claudia King has cut a path through the challenges of social media to develop an online firm – Legal Beagle – that sits within her late father’s law firm, Dennis King Law.
As a legal entrepreneur, Claudia King runs both a traditional boutique firm set up by her father and offering a full range of legal services, while also running the innovative Legal Beagle to provide online services to clients throughout the country.
Dundas Street Employment Law
The Wellington-based employment boutique making a big name
Susan Geluk-Hornsby’s employment law firm has cut its path in the employment law arena with a strong focus on team work and lifestyle balance, as well as by providing its legal services in an efficient and effective manner.
See how she has built her practice and what the main challenges to success have been.
A Rotorua-setting does not prevent this firm’s large-firm success
Mark Copeland’s commercial law practice provides services both nationally and internationally and has shown the way for many much larger law firms. What tools and technology does he use?
Pioneering medical law practice has spurred Claro to special heights
Building a law practice can be difficult enough, but how do you build a successful, focused specialist law firm?
Here’s how . .
Flacks & Wong
A boutique corporate firm that innovates and succeeds
The new boutique commercial law firm of Flacks & Wong has made its mark on the legal landscape handling some major commercial deals and creating a high powered firm delivering top level services from two former Bell Gully lawyers, former senior partner David Flacks and former associate Daniel Wong.
What has driven the firm’s growth and delivery of high level legal services from a two-partner shop?
The Queenstown firm that is much more than a one-man band
Graeme Todd’s Queenstown-based law firm is another that has developed a wide-ranging and successful commercial law firm while also also enjoying his resort-town locale.The LawFuel profile shows how this burgeoning law practice has been able to deliver top-rated legal services while also providing staff with an enviable lifestyle.