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Areas of Practice, Advice and Litigation

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Rupert Areas of practice are Civil litigation, Employment, Relationship Property, Criminal, New Zealand Immigration. Rupert regularly appears or presents to the District and High courts and in Tribunals.

Rupert has a broad area of practice due to his varied base of practical experience in a number of New Zealand and international fields in a career of over 25 years. Unlike many lawyers, of his level of experience, Rupert enjoys handling matters in a range of legal areas. If a matter is outside his sphere of expertise or experience he will refer it to a specialist in that area.

New Zealand Immigration

Immigration is a hugely significant decision in a clients life with every aspect of their family, employment and business impacted. As one of the most experienced Immigration professionals (over a number of capacities) in New Zealand, Rupert uses his experience to help his clients. Rupert handles all nature of immigration matters from Business Immigration, Skilled migration, Investor applications, Working and Student Visas, Section 61 applications, IRT reviews to Deportation appeals and reviews, Character Waivers.

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Family Law & Relationship Property

Family and relationship property disputes are a difficult time for any person. Rupert’s expertise in family law dates back 30 years and includes private practice and local government work in New Zealand and United Kingdom. As a family lawyer, Rupert’s focus in settling and resolving the financial and property aspects of the clients’ case are to achieve a fair and equitable settlement. No-one wants an expensive court case if it can be avoided but the client needs to be able to go to court in the event that they are treated unfairly.  Rupert is particularly interested in assisting family law disputes under legal aid where mental health issues are involved. If you are looking for a good family relationship property lawyer, check out Rupert’s credentials.

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Civil Litigation

In the field of civil litigation Rupert is focused on settlement of disputes but will not hesitate to put his clients’ case forward with determination and strength when required, especially important in matters of financial or contractual dispute. With an experience in business for over 20 years, Rupert has an insightful understanding of the realities of the commercial field.

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Employment Law

Employment law is a civil area focused on the relationship of employee and employer and from whichever perspective Rupert is fighting, he ensures his client interests are protected. Be it personal grievance or an employer with a seemingly impossible problem with a staff member Rupert is very interested to assist.

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Traffic Law

Rupert has extensive experience in getting drivers back on the road after they have been disqualified from driving and has specialist expertise and knowledge in representing clients on limited licence applications.

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Criminal Law

Criminal law is a complex and demanding field of practice. In this area Rupert is committed to representing his clients to maximise their position and deal with issues at a stressful time. Rupert will put his clients’ best case forward.

As an approved Ministry of Justice Mental Health Provider, Rupert knows mental health involves vulnerable clients who need patient, firm advice and representation.

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Insolvency and Debt Recovery

Rupert Ward is an expert insolvency lawyer who can provide legal services and advice in insolvency and debt recovery matters.

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Areas of Practice

Immigration Services

Rupert Ward Barrister

phone: 03 310 8103
mobile: 021 877 441