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Insolvency Disputes


If you are concerned that your business could be failing, seeking expert advice early is the best way to ensure that issues are minimised. Insolvency disputes can be costly and time-consuming. Our team of insolvency dispute lawyers provide expert advice and guidance on the options available. 

We offer expert advice and support on:

  • Liquidation.
  • Insolvent transaction claims.
  • Bankruptcy.
  • Receiverships.
  • Creditor compromises.

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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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