Case study of Collaboration: Home and Parry Field Lawyers
Business is about relationships. One that we’ve enjoyed growing is with Home. A building company with a difference, Home specialises in community and affordable housing developments where there is much more than just quality houses being constructed – but an additional focus on creating communities.
Every team from within our firm provides support in some way. This ranges from helping with drafting contracts, purchasing land, arranging financing, structuring, intellectual property and as Home’s vision has grown, even recently helping with the creation of Home Foundation: a charitable trust focussed on ending homelessness.
Those are just some examples of a deep relationship across the core areas where businesses like Home can use our legal support.
Home co-founder Israel Cooper says: “The team at Parry Field are a unique group of legal experts. Their approach to any legal situation is both strategic and relational, recognising that business is fundamentally about preserving relationships as much as possible. It is their character and the values to which they hold themselves that is their best attribute. People you want to have your back in any difficult situation. “
One of the reasons we enjoy supporting Home is that we can play a part through our legal services in addressing a pressing social need in our wonderful country: housing. This sense of purpose and a shared alignment of values has been essential to the relationship growing.
Chair of Partners at Parry Field Kris Morrison adds: “We have loved putting our skills and legal knowledge to use in supporting a for-purpose company like Home. Contributing to their work coincides with the social justice motivations which led many of us to become lawyers in the first place.”
Paul Nanai, the CEO of Home, comments: “The team at Parry Field have provided exceptional service and expert intervention across many facets of our Business. We can say, outcomes and success achieved are because of them. We honour and value the true partnership we have and their heart and approach with resolving issues. For us the journey and ‘how’ we get to a destination is just as important as the result itself. And Parry Field have made the journey a lot better for us”.
Partner Steven Moe remembers talking with co-founder Israel Cooper for his podcast seeds here and says: “The clear focus and vision that Israel shared for Home is inspiring and shines through – it makes me proud that we can be involved in that kaupapa”.
We participated in the creation of a video which tells the story of Home over the last 10 years which can be seen here:
This video emphasises how we started this case study – relationships, and how critical they are to good being done in our world.
While the housing crisis continues it is nice to know Home is working to do their bit to contribute solutions. Supporting them in what they do brings us satisfaction too.
About Parry Field Lawyers: With 80 staff in four offices (Christchurch City, Riccarton, Hokitika and Rolleston) we have three main teams: Commercial, Property and Disputes. Within each of those areas we offer deep experience in areas like Employment, Family, Charity, Immigration, Estates, Subdivisions, Litigation, Leasing, Business sale and purchases and more. We welcome the chance to discuss how our team might support yours.