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New Zealand Law Society will move into new national office in late 2020

12 December 2019

The New Zealand Law Society will move into a new national office it has leased in central Wellington in September 2020.

The announcement follows a decision to move out of the previous office in the central business district at 26 Waring Taylor Street in July this year after a Detailed Seismic Assessment (DSA) revealed that part of the building was earthquake prone.

“I am delighted to announce that the Law Society’s new Wellington office will be at 10 Brandon Street. The building is currently being strengthened to 130% of the National Building Standard (NBS) which will mean we can provide staff, lawyers, members of the public and other stakeholders with a safe, modern, welcoming, environment,” says Executive Director, Helen Morgan-Banda.

All staff from the Law Society’s National Office, Wellington Branch and NZLS CLE Ltd (Continuing Legal Education) have been working from temporary offices, along with some staff working from home since July.

“Our staff have displayed commitment and resilience during a challenging time to continue to deliver services. I thank everyone for their patience as we have worked through this period of disruption,” she says.

The Law Society Board has approved the sale of the Waring Taylor Street building, which it owns although the land the building sits on is leasehold, and a sales process will commence in the New Year.

In the meantime, if you want to contact the Law Society’s Wellington office please call:

  • Lawyers Complaints Service: 0800 261 801
  • Registry: 0800 22 30 30
  • Continuing Legal Education: 0800 333 111

Or you can email:

Or you can write to us at:

New Zealand Law Society
PO Box 5041
Wellington 6145

You can find more information on our website www.lawsociety.org.nz

Last updated on the 12th December 2019