Boutique Wellington law firm to join Lane Neave

Wellington-based boutique dispute resolution firm, Bell & Co., is to join national law firm, Lane Neave.

Principal, Andy Bell, and his team will join Lane Neave’s Wellington office, effective from 1 January 2022. Bell & Co. have significant expertise in employment law, family law and civil disputes.

“We have earned a reputation for being progressive and results driven and having great relationships with our clients,” said Bell.

“Our client-centric approach to law aligns directly with that of Lane Neave and I am excited about the potential to add the overlay of a highly successful and respected national law firm to our proven formula,” he said.

Bell has been a litigator since 2002. He was formerly a Partner in a medium-sized law firm and also held a specialist role with another leading Wellington employment law firm before founding Bell & Co.

Lane Neave Managing Partner – and employment law specialist – Andrew Shaw said that the Partners of Lane Neave were excited to be welcoming Andy and his team to the firm’s Wellington office.

“We have a real focus on growing our Wellington presence. Being able to add a wider range of services to our current offering to clients in that market makes good sense and it will also bolster our already significant national employment capability.

“We will now have employment law specialist Partners in Auckland (Fiona McMillan), Wellington (Andy Bell) and Christchurch (Andrew Shaw) with staff that will support our service delivery to our growing clientele throughout the country,” he said.