Our team of experienced employment lawyers act for both employers and employees. We are committed to providing sound and pragmatic legal advice and resolving employment issues practically and efficiently. In the event of a dispute, we are skilled in mediation and alternative dispute resolution as well as all types of court work.
We provide advice on:
We offer professional, reliable and comprehensive legal advice and assistance with your immigration needs.
As lawyers, our immigration team are exempt from immigration adviser licensing requirements in New Zealand and are authorised to provide immigration advice.
Our immigration team are also able to tap into the wide range of other legal services offered in our firm, including employment, commercial, conveyancing and litigation to provide assistance with most if not all legal matters arising in the context of your immigration applications. This gives us the ability to manage your matters in a comprehensive manner.
We understand how difficult it is for a foreigner to settle in new a country, and the confusion arising when faced with so many different immigration categories and policies. Our goal is to serve you in a professional and efficient way by assessing your immigration status, giving you realistic options and preparing your applications (in consultation with you).
At the end of the day you are not just another client. We want to personally help you through the migration journey from start to finish, whether simple or complicated, with confidence and care.
We have experience in all aspects of immigration law including:
Doris joined Parry Field Lawyers to specifically service the needs of migrants in the areas of commercial, property, business and trust law. She joined in May 2012 after completing her Masters in Law (International Trade, Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law) at the University of Canterbury.
Prior to that, Doris was practising in a law firm in the North Island in general practice for three years and was a member of the Manawatu District Law Society in 2008 to 2009.
Doris is fluent in Mandarin and understands a few other Chinese dialects such as Cantonese and Foo Chow.
Doris is actively involved with her local church where she is currently leading study groups, is part of the music team, a Sunday school teacher, has a passion particularly with the youths and is one of the co-leaders of her church’s youth group. Apart from work and her involvement with church, her interests include reading, travelling and snowboarding.
Viv has a Law degree from Taiyuan University in China, a Masters in Law (Agency and International Trade) from the University of Canterbury and has recently been admitted to the Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand. Viv’s areas of practice are Immigration, Commercial, Property and Trust Law.
Viv is fluent in Mandarin and has considerable experience in assisting Asian Clients with legal matters having been trained in law in both China and New Zealand. This gives Viv the unique ability to understand and appreciate the similarities and differences between the two legal systems. With this special attribute and with the support and resources provided by Parry Field Lawyers, Viv is very well equipped to help Chinese Clients who are looking to immigrate to or invest in New Zealand.
Viv’s interests include swimming and reading.
Irene joined Parry Field in September 2016 having graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a double degree in Law and Biomedical Science (majoring in Genetics and Molecular Pathology). Irene was admitted to the bar in September 2016. She primarily does work in the area of Property, Commercial and Immigration Law.
Irene is fluent in Malay and Mandarin, allowing her to assist Asian clients.
Outside work, she enjoys reading, cooking and skiing. Having moved from Wellington to Christchurch, she is looking forward to exploring her new city.
Kris leads our corporate, technology and startup advisory team, and regularly advises on business structuring, acquisitions, intellectual property ownership and licensing, software agreements, services agreements and joint venture agreements, as well as solvency issues affecting business operations. Complementing this, Kris also leads our migrant team composed of 5 Mandarin speakers and 2 Japanese speakers which assists with overseas investment into New Zealand as well as immigration matters.
Kris acts for a number of not for profits, charities and social enterprises. assisting with a range of issues including drafting of constitutions, trust deeds and operational rules, incorporation, charitable registration and schedule 32 applications. He also represents a number of schools, and has particular knowledge and expertise in the framework that governs state integrated schools in New Zealand.
Having spent two years in Wellington as Research Counsel to a Judge, Kris frequently provides expert opinion and advice on curly questions that arise for Parry Field Lawyers’ Clients. He has written on New Zealand environmental and property law, and has tutored in Contract Law at Victoria University of Wellington and Tort Law and Land Law at the University of Canterbury.
Kris is also a Board Member of Code Club Aotearoa and the chairman of the Christian Schools Network in Christchurch and the Emmanuel Christian School Board of Trustees, and is actively involved in his church.
Kris and his wife, Louise, have six children and are kept busy in their ‘spare’ time running around after them.