At Marsden Woods Inskip Smith, we’re passionate about serving Northland and its people. MWIS lawyers have been providing sound legal advice to Northlanders since 1922, going above and beyond to deliver the best outcomes for you, your family and your business. Our lawyers are hand-picked for their expertise, but also for their close ties to Northland, so you can be sure of consistently excellent service from a legal team as committed to being here as you are.
How we help
Working with our team, you’ll benefit from an impressive depth and breadth of experience across legal services for businesses, individuals and Māori.
Our civil litigation lawyers have an exceptional track record in dispute resolution, including court proceedings within the High Court, District Court and various tribunals.
Getting the right legal advice is critical to the success of your business. Our commercial law team are renowned in Northland for their formidable expertise in this area.
With the increasing value of property in New Zealand and the growing complexity of property law, it pays to have expert property law advice and support to protect your interests.
Acting for both employers and employees, we offer solution-based advice based on our extensive knowledge of employment law, to help resolve workplace issues.
Before you make decisions about your future, let our family law team guide you towards a successful resolution, with compassionate advice based on a thorough understanding of your rights.
Trusts & Estates
Our trust and estate law team provide sound advice to help you order your affairs and protect your assets, ensuring the ones you choose benefit during your lifetime and after your death.
Providing expert advice and advocacy specifically for Māori, we ensure our clients - whether individuals or iwi - are well equipped to develop and protect their assets, land and people.
MWIS has held the office of the Crown Solicitor for Northland since 1971. Our Crown Law team prosecute a wide range of criminal offending in both the High and District Courts.
Trust ComplianceWednesday 22 July, 2020
The Trust Act 2019 comes into force on 30 January 2021. This legislation is the first overhaul of trust law in over six decades. This legislation will apply to a majority of existing trusts and also any newly formed trusts. Current trusts will have 18 months to ensure they are compliant with the new Act. […]
Alert Level 2Thursday 14 May, 2020
Congratulations Northland, we are now at Alert level 2! From Monday 18 May we will be reopening our offices to the public. We have put in place new measures to ensure we are meeting our personal hygiene, cleaning, social distancing and contact tracing requirements. This includes: Cleaning in between all appointments Requiring all visitors to […]
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What our clients say about us
“I would like to express my family's sincere appreciation for the way in which Tina Herman made the settlement of my mother's estate and her wishes such a smooth journey. Right from our first meeting - the day after mum's funeral - Tina related to us in a thoughtful, caring and professional manner. Tina communicated well, giving specific, clear instructions and replying promptly to our questions and concerns. She graciously led us through the necessary legal procedures during a time when we were all grieving for our mother. Thank you Tina. ”