I’ve recently used the services of Chris Hallowes, of Barter Law, Albany to assist me with the sale of my business. Chris listened attentively, advised me wisely, dealt with the other parties on my behalf and secured an outcome which protected my best interests.
Chris did all this with care, honesty and integrity and in a very timely fashion. I have no hesitation in recommending Chris’s service to others and would definitely use Chris again if the need arises.
I have worked with Chris on two occasions with respect to employment related issues. Chris is extremely professional in his approach to these challenges and is always empathetic to what is typically an emotional situation for the client.
He is efficient in his approach and communicates efficiently throughout the process
and has always provided a great outcome.
I am an insolvency practitioner who first knew of Rick Phillips when I was a practicing accountant and he a newly qualified lawyer running a business class at Air New Zealand and we ended up establishing a business for a retiring employee servicing life jackets and rafts.
Our association continues today. Barter Law have recently done sterling work for me and I compliment their litigation team which excelled in getting the desired result. Rick has a keen perception of what works and what does not in the commercial landscape. I provide this reference knowing and expressly authorising it’s publication on the Barter Law website www.barterlaw.co.nz
I used Rick’s legal services in the mid to late 2000’s when he practiced in Newmarket. At the time I was a property investor undertaking residential and commercial developments including one in KeriKeri. Rick oversaw all the legal work on the KeriKeri project and when the global financial crisis hit he ably assisted me in achieving construction completed, deposit of the unit plan, the settlement of units sold and repayment to Financiers.
This was a monumental task which Rick ably undertook and completed using his negotiation skills. I use the conveyancing team at Barter Law for my property deals, their Trust team for my Trust work, their Commercial/Business team for my corporate affairs, and their Litigation team to recover from defaulting tenants. I unreservedly endorse their services as they are knowledgeable, efficient, say it “as it is” and are results driven.
I could not ask for better legal support. I provide this reference knowing and expressly authorising it’s publication on the Barter Law website www.barterlaw.co.nz
I and my wife are Singaporean’s who invested our life’s savings in property in a property scam in Albany. On a visit to New Zealand we looked for legal help and walked into Barter Law’s Albany offices from the street where we met Rick Phillips.
This was our luckiest day for Rick had an extensive knowledge of property investment and in particular ‘put’ and ‘call’ options in which we had invested by reason Rick and Barter Law’s litigation team had successfully represented Australian Self-Managed Super Fund Investors in their recovery of deposits invested in a similar scheme operated by Blue Chip.
The Barter Law litigation team recovered our life savings for which we are eternally grateful. I provide this reference knowing and expressly authorising it’s publication on the Barter Law website www.barterlaw.co.nz
Rick Phillips has provided me with sound personal and business advice covering a number of difficult situations including my being scammed by a number of rogues the latest of which being David Ross/Ross Asset Management.
It was upon Rick’s advice many years ago that I established a family trust to own my family home and I am grateful for his advice, which I took, because I have lost everything else but still have a home in which to live with my dependent son. I provide this reference knowing and expressly authorising it’s publication on the Barter Law website www.barterlaw.co.nz.
The Police charged me with driving with excess breath alcohol after my car broke down. Barter Law defended the charge at trial and I was successful. A wonderful result.
A drink driving conviction would probably wrecked my career as a professional driver. I would recommend Barter Law to anyone facing a drink driving charge.
I was charged with driving while disqualified. I had just got a new job and needed to drive for it. If I lost my licence again I would lose my job. Keeping my licence means everything to me. Chris helped me keep my licence with a section 94 application.
I would recommend Chris to anyone in a situation where they might lose their licence.
Barter Law has acted for Redcoats on an array of commercial and business issues over the years. Steve Barter is a good friend of mine and the relationship we have was strengthened through our professional dealings.
Since Steve retired, Rick and Laurence have provided the same top-notch advice and representation. At Redcoats we strive for excellence, and having Barter Law in our corner only helps us meet that goal.
I cannot recommend Barter Law highly enough.
Laurence is a humble person and very easy to communicate with. He acted for me on my fourth drink driving charge I faced. I was very worried about what sentence I was looking at if I was convicted.
He managed to persuade the Judge to give me a sentence indication of community work which I happily accepted. I am now out of the Court system and driving again on an alcohol interlock device. I am so glad that I did not receive a harsher sentence as it would have hugely effected my work and personal life.
With this positive outcome i have made positive steps to ensure i won’t mess up again. Thank you and much appreciated Laurence! I highly recommend A+++
Laurence represented me in the Auckland District Court when I was facing serious IRD fraud charges. It was a difficult period of time for me and he gave me clear guidance and advice throughout the process.
I would recommend Laurence for anyone facing criminal charges.