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Civil and Commercial Disputes

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Civil and commercial disputes require experience-based advice and strategies. Our commercial dispute lawyers ensure that the needs of their business clients are understood in order to deliver value and desirable outcomes. 

Our team can support you with clear and easy-to-understand advice on:

  • Contract disputes.
  • General civil/commercial claims.
  • Disputes between shareholders/directors.
  • Disputes with other parties.

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Our clients are whānau

Our clients are individuals and families, companies and trusts, charities, hapū and iwi. We pride ourselves in caring for our clients, making their lives easier through the long-standing relationships we build with them. 

Excellence, People, Teamwork

McCaw Lewis is driven by three key values: Whāia te iti kahurangiManaakitanga and Kotahitanga.


We offer a comprehensive suite of legal services with a focus on commercial, Te Tiriti o Waitangipropertydispute resolutionasset planningenvironmental/natural resourcesworkplace law and Māori land

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07 838 2079

Our team are ready to help with your civil dispute. You can give us a call or enter your details in the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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