Advisory Law

Our team at Parry Field Lawyers is dedicated to ensuring your advisory matters are handled with precision, efficiency, and a keen eye for practical solutions. Whether you’re a business owner, part of an HR team, or an employee, we are here to add value to your journey and we pride ourselves on providing well-considered and common-sense legal advice together with an efficient but relational service. At the end of the day, you are not just another client. We want to personally help you achieve your goals, whether big or small, with confidence

Our Expertise


Our employment law specialists are here to provide you with expert guidance and support.

Navigating the complexities of employment law can be a daunting task. But don’t fret because you have a team of experts ready to stand by your side at Parry Field Lawyers.

Whether you’re drafting employment agreements, resolving disputes, or restructuring your business, our dedicated employment law specialists are here to provide you with expert guidance and support.

Our team of experienced professionals is equipped to assist you at every stage of the employment relationship. We take pride in offering tailored solutions to meet your unique needs and priorities. With a strong focus on practicality and commercial outcomes, we ensure that you not only understand your legal rights and obligations but also achieve your desired results.

We can assist you with:

  • Draft and review employment agreements.
  • Craft and fine-tune employment policies.
  • Handle variations to terms of employment.
  • Provide compliance advice, including holiday and leave matters.
  • Sort out employment implications of business deals.
  • Guide you through workplace restructuring and redundancies.
  • Assist with performance management.
  • Navigate disciplinary processes.
  • Address personal grievances.
  • Represent you in mediation and Court appearances.
  • Enforce employment agreements, including restraints and confidentiality clauses.
  • Tackle issues of discrimination, bullying, and harassment.

Sale and Purchase

Our dedicated commercial specialists focus on offering proactive support for those involved in business. We work alongside business owners and seek to full understand your market and industry so we can provide the best advice possible.

We can assist you with:

  • Sale and purchase agreements
  • Leases and sub-leases
  • Takeovers
  • Franchising
  • Building contracts
  • Unit titles and cross leases
  • Bank lending and mortgages


Whether you are looking to take out a new loan or refinance an existing loan, we come alongside business owners and seek to fully understand your market and industry so we can provide the best advice possible. Contact one of our team members today to see how we can assist with your financing.

We can assist you with:

  • Bank lending and mortgages
  • Guarantees
  • Resolutions of companies and board processes
  • Construction process
  • Business sale and purchase


Every organisation will have some form of governing body and we see many common issues that affect them all. The key is to understand what those rules set out and how they interact with what is required under legislation.

We often provide advice regarding meetings, decision making, procedure, reporting requirements, the difference between managing and governing, and more.  Often this comes back to what the founding documents of the organisation say – for a Company that will usually be the Constitution and the Shareholders’ Agreement.  For other entities it could be a Trust Deed or other founding document. We would be happy to discuss your governance questions.

We can assist you with:

  • Constitutions
  • Shareholders’ Agreements
  • Rules
  • AGMs
  • Meetings
  • Resolutions
  • Quorum for meetings
  • Appointment of Officers
  • Decision making powers
  • Authority
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Technology/ IT

Our technology/IT specialists offer comprehensive advice on start-ups and new joint ventures, with experience with the sale of large technology businesses that have been sold for tens of millions. We also regularly advise on IT contracts such as licenses and software development agreements.

In this sector we have acted for decades for significant Tech businesses, including Tait Communications. Our Consultant Peter van Rij was Chairman of Tait Limited for many years and remains on the Board of Directors.  Our clients range from those involved in start-up software businesses to those with new inventions and technologies that are still at the research stage.  Some of our clients have been involved in different lightning labs and accelerators around the country and we have experience reviewing the associated documentation that comes with those programs.

In the educational sector we act for Digital Future Aotearoa and Partner Kris Morrison is a Board Member.

We have also recently started our own IT start-up “Active Associate” working with software developers on a solution that we think can be used in the legal industry.  This process has meant we have had to directly face, ourselves, many of the curly issues that confront early stage IT companies and funding rounds and issues associated with them.

We can assist you with:

  • Joint ventures
  • Terms of Trade
  • Software Licensing
  • Technology contracts

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