I was in a situation recently where I felt extremely lost and didn’t know which way to turn. Chelsea showed compassion towards me and the situation I was in and made me feel safe and secure in the knowledge that she would take care of me. She regularly checked in with me and kept me in the loop the whole time, guiding me through important decisions that I had to make about my future. Thank you Chelsea for everything you did for me and my family.

An employee client


ABMM Lawyers, I can’t recommend you guys enough. I absolutely loved the service that I received from Phil and Chelsea.

They were transparent about the options I had moving forward and advised me of the decisions they felt were within my best interests. I was supported with all of my decisions, right down to the type of wording I wanted in the correspondence with my employers.

It was important for me to reflect my values in all that I did and I succeeded in doing that throughout the entire process. They were very mindful of my identity as Māori, and would often greet me with “kia ora” or “tēnā koe”. They used hongi and welcomed any formalities such as karakia, to be recited during mediation.

The small gestures that they offered were very meaningful. It embraced aspects of my cultural identity which helped me to feel very supported and welcomed throughout our engagement.

Their service was professional, ethical, transparent, and prompt. Their actions matched their words, which resulted in positive interactions and trusting relationships being built.

Once again, many thanks to Phil, Chelsea, and the awesome team at ABMM Lawyers.

From a client


I really appreciate all Marie Callander’s  work on our Constitution. It went remarkably smoothly and we got a great outcome.

Michael Parker, Chief Executive, Presbyterian Support Southland


Ali Stark at Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen is so lovely to deal with, makes buying or selling a house so simple and straight forward, it really takes the stress away. Thank you.

From a client


Sean, I just wanted to thank you for everything you’ve done for me over the last couple of months.

When I first came to you I felt helpless and stuck. You offered me a practical solution and I can’t thank you enough for the professional, competent and knowledgeable way you approached everything.

You gave me back my voice, my hope, and my dignity.

An employee client


Papa Rererangi I Puketapu Limited (New Plymouth Airport) have worked closely with ABMM (particularly Allen Mazengarb) since our inception in 2017. PRIP have worked with ABMM across a variety of legal matters and value their professional and accommodating approach. ABMM staff have taken the time to understand our business and tailor advice to suit our requirements and meet our objectives.

Richard Buttimore, Operations Manager, Papa Rererangi I Puketapu Limited


ABMM and in particular, Marie Callander provided professional, expert and trusted advice as we navigated the complexities of investigating and establishing a new entity, as part of Venture Taranaki’s NNEDC establishment project.

Marie and the ABMM team were highly responsive to the demands of tight and sometimes shifting deadlines and Marie felt like part of our team, throughout the 12-month project.

Pam Walklin, General Manager – National New Energy Development Centre Establishment, Venture Taranaki


A key aspect of our working relationship with ABMM is the genuine business partnership we have in place. Our experience with ABMM’s employment relations team is highly successful due to the trust, collaborative approach, their high level of expertise and the knowledge they have acquired on understanding our people, the challenges and diversity within our businesses and the Local Government environment, and ultimately the advice they provide.  The ABMM team,  in particular Sean has professionally and pragmatically guided and supported us through significant change processes, industrial and employment relations matters to ensure outcomes are the best that they can be for our organisation. 

NPDC Human Resources Team


There are lawyers, and there are lawyers. And then there are exceptional lawyers. Between them, Garry Anderson and Phil McCarthy not only demonstrated a deep but practical understanding of the law, but also engineered an approach that both recognised and made the client (me) a member of the professional team. The result? Their diligent guidance helped me navigate through a complicated commercial issue, producing a great outcome. A far different approach from other professional advisors whose arrogance and indifference towards the client all-too-often predominate. Garry and Phil truly exemplify the professional role of “trusted advisors.”

Dr Wendy R London, Director, London Consulting Limited


The ABMM team guided me through the process carefully and showed a willingness to understand what my business was trying to achieve and also what my business and staff were experiencing.

Neil Penno, Director, TSH Audio & Video


We mainly deal with Marie Callander for our legal requirements, but in the course of the last few years we have had dealings with all of the partners, and a number of other ABMM staff.
Without exception, we have found them to provide a first class service meeting and regularly exceeding our expectations, and they take a genuine interest in us and our aspirations.

Paul Cummings, Kaiwhakahaere/Chief Executive, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga


Taranaki’s premier bank, TSB Bank, are long standing clients of ABMM and enjoy an excellent relationship with the company. 

We use ABMM, and their expertise, in relation to a number of facets of our business: contract reviews, advertising material validation, employment matters, disputes, governance and compliance matters. ABMM provide us with good advice and regular updates on the status of activities being undertaken. 

We greatly value the relationship and the genuine ‘working with you’ approach.

Charles Duke, Deputy CEO, TSB Bank


Powerco has been a client of ABMM since 2007.  ABMM (particularly Garry Anderson) has become a trusted adviser for a large variety of legal matters and provides quality and professional service to our internal legal team and wider business.  ABMM is committed to understanding our priorities and our industry to ensure legal outcomes make commercial sense and work for our business.  ABMM provides valuable, succinct advice and has shown a genuine willingness to go the extra mile, make us feel like a valued customer and provide a range of value added services.

Jemma Stevenson, General Counsel, Powerco


As an organisation we work closely with Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen and find them very responsive and easy to work with.  The information they provide is straightforward and relevant.  Any material we ask for legal clarification on is returned with sound advice in clear language.  

The relationship is one that we fully appreciate.

Ruth Smithers, General Manager Business Development and Corporate Services, Tui Ora


I found you to be professional and prompt in responding, offering sound advice when working through the issues.

Derek Dingle, CEO, Poverty Bay Rugby Football Union


The people I deal with at ABMM are friendly, helpful and forward-thinking. They have my interests and needs in mind, and are proactive in providing sound legal advice, and identifying opportunities for our sector.

Brent Manning, Group Manager Services, South Taranaki District Council


A big Thank you to Sean and Diana for the excellent, professional advice and fantastic results in resolving an employment matter.

From an Employer Client