Areas of Practice

We are lawyers committed to delivering the very highest standards of professional service to our clients. We act for institutions and individuals advising and assisting clients in many areas of the law. The firm has its office in Hawera but services clients throughout New Zealand. Ken Horner and staff regularly travel the length and breadth of the country. An able team of solicitors and legal executives assists them.

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Whether you are buying your first home, entering into a lease or developing a major subdivision, sound legal advice is critical.

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Halliwells specialises in assisting our rural clients in all areas of their farming and rural business working with them and their advisors to produce the best possible outcomes. 

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Our commercial specialists have a wide range of experience and are the trusted advisor to many leading businesses both locally and nationally.

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It is increasingly common for parties to a relationship (be it a marriage, civil union or de facto relationship) to enter into an agreement determining the manner in which their property is to be divided in the event of their separation or death.

Midlands Mortgage Trust


Midlands Mortgage Trust is proudly offered by Halliwells as a secure investment opportunity.

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Borrowing money to buy a property can be very stressful.  We are here to support you and make sure that you understand the obligations of a mortgage.

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Apart from using Trusts to plan your estate, the other way to ensure what you have worked hard for goes to those you wish is in your Will. Every person over the age of 18 should consider making a Will.

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Enduring Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a written authorisation to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter during that person’s life. The person authorising the other to act is the donor and the one authorised to act is the donee, or attorney. The attorney has a duty to act in your best interests and take prudent care in managing your affairs.

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Estate Administration

Administration of your estate, that is attending to your final wishes and distributing your property, can be placed in our experienced hands, working with your trustee(s) to carry out your wishes.

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Asset Management and Protection

Trusts have been a part of the legal and social framework for 1,000 years, and are now more popular and numerous than ever before. Modern trust deeds are sophisticated and flexible documents, but essential trust obligations have changed little.

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Trust Formation and Management

A Family Trust can be a useful scheme to protect your larger assets such as a home, bach, rental property or shares in a business from creditors in the event of a business collapse. Particularly useful for self-employed people.

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Māori Legal

The team at Halliwells offers the following specific Māori Legal services.

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Business Advice and Structure

Running a business has never been more complicated.

Ever increasing liabilities for company directors and greater expectations of accountabilty to shareholders means that ready access to the best business advice is crucial.