Maori Legal

Whatungarongaro te tangata, toitu te whenua 

When people are no longer, the land still remains. 

The Morrison Kent Maori Legal team have expertise and experience across a broad range of law as it affects Maori including the Treaty of Waitangi, Maori Land law and associated policy and historical-legal issues.  We also provide specialist advice on the establishment of post-settlement governance entities and associated structures to assist with the receipt and management of Treaty of Waitangi settlement assets.  We specialise in protecting cultural Intellectual Property, assisting clients to protect trade marks, designs, and other IP which incorporate traditional cultural elements.  Our clients range from individuals to whanau, large trusts and incorporations.

Our experienced and dedicated team recognises that many issues are unique to Maori and we understand the importance of interaction with tikanga Maori and te Ao Maori.  At the same time, many issues affecting Maori have a broader legal context and so we are supported by our leading Corporate and Commercial team.  This enables us to offer you a comprehensive service. 

We pride ourselves on providing down to earth, practical advice and top-quality, professional representation based on our many years of experience in the field.  The Morrison Kent Maori Legal team will use our experience to work for and with you to achieve appropriate and pragmatic solutions, particularly in the above areas of specialisation. 


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