New Zealand Law Society

Navigation menu

Continued rise in prices for legal services

21 February 2018

Prices for legal services rose by 0.5% in the December 2017 quarter and by 4.1% in the year to 31 December 2017, according to Statistics New Zealand's producers price index.

The index measures changes in the prices paid for legal services.

The strong showing for legal services over the 2017 calendar year was driven by a rise of 2.6% in the March 2017 quarter.

Producers Price Index, selected commodities, change over specified period
CommodityDec 2017 quarterDec 2016 quarterYear to 31 Dec 2017Year to 31 Dec 2016
Legal services0.5%1.0%4.1%1.8%
Accounting services0.5%0.2%4.6%5.6%
Veterinary services1.0%0.6%2.3%1.3%
Civil engineering services0.3%3.3%0.5%3.8%
Residential building construction1.2%1.3%4.8%5.8%
Non-residential building construction1.3%1.4%4.5%4.3%
Rent of commercial land & buildings0.0%1.0%1.5%2.8%

Last updated on the 16th September 2019