Our Practice

our practice

We understand people need legal advice that works for their individual situation. One size doesn't always fit all. Our advice is tailored to help our clients, whether they are large or small, public or private entities, a family or an individual. We listen to what you need.

We know that choosing a law firm is not an easy task. We listen, evaluate, and offer solutions. Our advice is practical and cost effective, aimed at resolving things proactively while minimising stress. From our experience, the best way to do this is through developing understanding and rapport by treating clients with empathy and dignity.

Our team of lawyers are highly regarded with a depth of experience and credibility which underpins Norris Ward McKinnon’s solid reputation in the legal market and our community. Put simply, we are real people dealing with the real issues that affect our clients day-to-day.

Making a meaningful difference for our clients and our staff

NWM Partnership

NWM has ten Partners, all leaders in their areas of law. Our partnership is cohesive and strong, dedicated to the future of the firm and the service we give to our clients. NWM values its people highly, acknowledging their families and communities as key to peoples' happiness and success. NWM's vision and strategy is focused on growing opportunities, expertise, services and our reputation, while ensuring our culture remains enviable.

We Balance Work
and Life

NWM embraces the concept of 'bringing your whole self to work' which to us means balancing our work with a meaningful life outside of the office. Ensuring our people have time to enjoy their families, sports, or other interests creates a workplace of interesting, engaged and fulfilled people who bring a multitude of skill sets to their roles at NWM.


Norris Ward McKinnon is a signatory of the New Zealand Law Society Gender Equality Charter and a member of Diversity Works New Zealand. We are committed to providing equal opportunities for our people.