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Announcing The Best Lawyers in New Zealand™ 2025 Awards

Best Lawyers is announcing the 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in New Zealand for 2025, including individual Best Lawyers and "Lawyer of the Year" awards.

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April 17, 2024 08:00 AM

The Best Lawyers in New Zealand Awards for 2025

Every year, Best Lawyers employs its rigorous Purely Peer Review® methodology, which encompasses nominations, outreach, voting and research, to identify the most distinguished legal talent worldwide.

The 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in New Zealand™ celebrates the prowess of 601 lawyers practicing at 159 law firms across four metropolitan areas. Auckland emerges as the metropolitan hub with the highest number of recognized lawyers in New Zealand for 2025.

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The Practice Areas Behind Each Award

An impressive 69 practice areas are encompassed within The Best Lawyers in New Zealand awards this year, reflecting the diverse legal talent across the country. Among these practice areas, the top 10 with the highest numbers of recognized lawyers include Litigation, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law, Labor and Employment Law, Banking and Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate Law, Insurance Law, Capital Markets Law and Construction Law.

Those seeking legal representation often turn to the Best Lawyers website in search of a lawyer. With more than 60 practice areas in New Zealand, website visitors most frequently searched the Best Lawyers website for lawyers in these 5 practice areas this year: Labor and Employment Law, Health Care Law, Corporate Law, Litigation and Arbitration and Mediation.

"Lawyer of the Year" Awards

In addition to individual lawyer recognitions, the 16th edition awards also feature the coveted "Lawyer of the Year" titles, honoring one lawyer per practice area in each metropolitan region. In 2025, we bestowed 60 lawyers with the esteemed "Lawyer of the Year" distinction across New Zealand.

Showcasing Your Award

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To learn more about highlighting individual lawyer and firm awards through your website, social media channels, Best Lawyers Profile Suite packages and commemorative items, please contact sales@bestlawyers.com.

Interested in exploring Best Lawyers honorees in New Zealand? Utilize our Find a Lawyer tool to search by location and specialty.

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