Koning Webster Lawyers is uniquely placed to advise on issues surrounding the governance, and occupation of Maori land.
An increasingly important part of our legal practice is advising trusts, post-settlement governance entities and other Maori entities on management and governance issues. This includes providing hapu and iwi with strategic legal advice on commercial development, resource and public law matters.
The firm has extensive experience in advising trustees of Maori land trusts on their powers and duties under trust orders and the provisions of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 and the Trustee Act 1956. The firm also advises committees of management of incorporations on their constitutional powers and post governance settlement entities on the administration of iwi assets under trust deeds.
Koning Webster Lawyers represents clients on a broad range of civil litigation in the District Court and High Court as well as alternative dispute resolution in particular for civil claims that relate to Maori land or general land owned by Maori.
Our experience extends to instructing and working collaboratively with accountants, insolvency practitioners, planners, registered valuers, surveyors, property managers, other professionals and legal advisers. The firm also maintains close links with independent barristers for specialist legal advice and advocacy.