Terms of Use

This website is owned and operated by Hamertons Lawyers Limited. Your use of this site is governed by these Terms of Use. By accessing and browsing this site you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, whether you register as a user or not.

Right to use website and content

You may access, view and print the content on this site for informational and non-commercial purposes. No part of this website may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose without the prior approval of Hamertons Lawyers Limited, subject to the terms of our copyright statement below.

Hamertons Lawyers Limited reserves the right to alter, suspend or terminate this site temporarily or permanently at any time or to deny access to this site without notice.


Hamertons Lawyers Limited endeavours to ensure information on this site is current and accurate, and it has been compiled in good faith. Hamertons Lawyers Limited will endeavour to correct any errors on this site but does not accept any liability for mistakes or out-of-date information.

Third party websites & Hyper-Linking

All links and references to other websites, organisations or people not within Hamertons Lawyers Limited are provided for the user's convenience only, and should not be taken as endorsement of those websites, or of the information contained in those websites, nor of organisations or people referred to. If you have comments or questions relating to sites linked to this one, they should be directed to the relevant person or organisation. Hamertons Lawyers Limited does not implicitly or impliedly endorse any website, organisation or person who may have off-site links to this website.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property on this site, including (without limitation) the text, graphics, data images, logos, trade marks, trade names and copyright works is owned by Hamertons Lawyers Limited or used by Hamertons Lawyers Limited under licence from the copyright owner.

Content and data provided on this site may not (except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use) be published, resold, reformatted, copied, reproduced, incorporated into any other work or publication in any form, transmitted or stored (including in any other website or other electronic form) without Hamertons Lawyers Limited 's prior written permission.

Privacy Policy

Hamertons Lawyers Limited is committed to ensuring your privacy is protected according to the relevant privacy legislation. Hamertons Lawyers Limited may use personal information provided by visitors to this website for any of the following purposes:

  • Replying to your queries;
  • Providing you with information, products or services in relation to this site, which you have asked for;
  • Any other purpose as required by the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008

Hamertons Lawyers Limited may disclose personal information about you (including your identity) to third parties only for the above purposes. Hamertons Lawyers Limited will not disclose personal information to any third party for marketing purposes.

Hamertons Lawyers Limited may use non-personalised statistics about the use of this website to continually improve it and improve customer service. These statistics do not comprise personal information.

Where you provide personal information to obtain any service or information through this website, it is your responsibility to ensure that personal information is correct, complete and up-to-date.

Please note that this website may contain links to other sites not controlled by Hamertons Lawyers Limited. Those sites may not follow the same privacy policy as Hamertons Lawyers Limited.


Hamertons Lawyers Limited may use "cookies" to provide you with access to tailored information and services on this site, and to serve you better when you return to it. A cookie is a small data file that the site sends to your browser, which may then store it on your computer system for later retrieval by the site. Cookies track your movements through different websites; they do not record any other personal information about you. Cookies are widely used on websites to help with navigation and to personalise your experience when you visit a website. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your settings to prevent cookies being stored. However, if you do this, the service Hamertons Lawyers Limited is able to provide to you may be inhibited.

At times Hamertons Lawyers Limited may run online marketing campaigns where Hamertons Lawyers Limited advertisements are displayed on other websites. These campaigns may use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to this website. You can opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page, or the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page).


All work displayed on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealand License.

If you have any questions about using the content on our website please contact us.

Additional Terms

You may need to agree to additional terms and conditions for particular services, promotions or competitions which may be made available to you from time to time through this site. Any such additional terms will be read in conjunction with these Terms of Use. In the event of any inconsistency between these terms and any additional terms and conditions, the additional terms and conditions will prevail for those particular services, promotions or competitions.


The information provided on this site is for general guidance only. Users of the information contained on this site must make their own assessment of the suitability and appropriateness of the products, services and information for their particular use.

All liability excluded

To the extent permitted by law:

  • All warranties, representations and guarantees (whether express, implied or statutory) are excluded, including without limit, suitability, fitness for purpose, accuracy or completeness of this website or the content on, or accessed through it; and
  • Hamertons Lawyers Limited will not be liable for any damage, loss or expenses, or indirect losses or consequential damages of any kind, suffered or incurred by you in connection with your access to or use of this website, or the content on, or accessed through, this website.

Governing Law

This site and its Terms of Use are governed the laws of New Zealand and all matters or disputes connected with this site or the Terms of Use will be dealt with by the New Zealand courts.


Hamertons Lawyers Limited may amend these Terms of Use from time to time. You should periodically revisit this page to review the then current Terms of Use. By continuing to use this website after any such amendment, you are deemed to have agreed to the amended terms of use.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns in relation to this site or these Terms of Use, please contact us.