Bartlett Law welcomes you to this website.

The information provided on this site is based on information supplied by Bartlett Law (unless otherwise specified) and is necessarily brief and general in nature. You should seek professional advice before taking any further action in relation to matters dealt with on this site.

While every endeavour has been made to supply accurate information, errors and omissions may occur. Accordingly, Bartlett Law does not accept any liability for any loss or damage which may directly or indirectly result from any advice, opinion, information, representation or omission, whether negligent or otherwise, contained on this site.

Changes or updates to the content of this site may occur without notice.

Your use of this site

You must not use this site or its contents:

  • in breach of any legislation or for any unlawful act
  • to damage or disrupt this site or any other website
Intellectual property

Bartlett Law owns all copyright and all other intellectual property rights in this site. Everything on this site is copyrighted unless otherwise noted. You may not copy or display for redistribution to third parties or for commercial purposes any portion of this site without Bartlett Law’s express permission.


The sites linked to this site are not under the control of Bartlett Law. Bartlett Law is not responsible for, and makes no representations, warranties or conditions concerning, the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. Bartlett Law provides links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement, investigation or verification by Bartlett Law of the linked site.

In accordance with internet protocol, we require that you request the permission of Bartlett Law to link to this website. If you would like to link to this site then please contact us.


This website is governed by and is to be interpreted in accordance with, the laws of New Zealand.

Privacy policy

If you choose to provide us with personal information such as your email address, for example by filling out an electronic query form, we will use the information only for the purposes that you authorised. Email marketing will only be sent to your email address if you have given consent.

You may ask to see any information we hold about you and we will provide it as long as we have such information and can readily retrieve it. You may also ask us to correct any incorrect information we hold about you. We may charge you for the reasonable costs of retrieving and providing this information. We may use your information to:

  • Provide you services and answer your enquiries
  • Send you bills and recover money you owe
  • Email you information, for example, about changes to the law, hot topics and upcoming events

We may disclose information about you without your prior permission if we have the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to legal requirements (including, but not limited to, requirements in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or government request) or comply with legal process.

We do not sell, rent or lease customer information to third parties.

Email newsletters

We abide by the following principles:

  • Permission means that informed consent has been given
  • Permission must be respected and honoured and may be withdrawn at any time
  • If permission is withdrawn, no further marketing communication will be sent

Bartlett Law complies with the permission based marketing best practices and all laws relating to unsolicited email (SPAM).

How do I unsubscribe (“opt out”) from email marketing communications?

There are two ways to unsubscribe to any email message:

1. Follow the unsubscribe instructions in the email

2. By phone or in writing using the contact details contained in the message


If you feel that your email address has been used without your permission and contacting the sender has not yielded satisfactory results you can issue a formal complaint by emailing us at .

Changing these terms and conditions

We may change these terms and conditions at any time by changing or removing existing terms or adding new ones. Any change we make applies from the date we post it on the website.

Terms of engagement

Our Standard Terms of Engagement and Information for Clients can be found here (PDF).

Our current hourly rates (excluding GST) are:

Penelope Ryder-Lewis — $360.00
Phil Bartlett — $400.00
Craig Mundy-Smith — $280.00
Andrea Keene — $150.00

These rates are subject to change.