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New Zealand's law firm dedicated to the practice of animal law                                                                    

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Guardianz Animal Law Specialists

Dealing with any legal issue that involves an animal

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"Animal law" broadly refers to any legal problem involving animals and Guardianz Animal Law specialises in the niche area of animal law.

  • CRIMINAL: Are you being investigated or prosecuted by the Ministry for Primary Industries for animal-related welfare, food safety or biosecurity offences? (Penalties include fines, seizure of your assets, disqualification and more).
  • CIVIL: Are you facing a problem involving a contract, control or dispute involving an animal?
  • COMMERCIAL: Is your business at risk with its animal-related activities or objectives?

Guardianz Animal Law is a specialist legal service that provides pragmatic insights and effective solutions to clients who own, use or engage with animals, and to lawyers seeking specialist input to files that involve animals.

Conflicting interests and agendas of industry, enforcement, advocates, political and consumers regarding animals can create complex legal issues.

Making a wrong decision about animals, animal products or our borders' risks you losing money and much more.

We help clients safely and cost-effectively navigate these complexities by providing specialist advice, representation and assistance including:

  • legal representation
  • identification of animal law risks in business plans and strategies
  • assistance with compliance in policies and practices
  • in-house training programmes
  • multi-disciplined approaches to legal issues and business objectives that involve animals
  • effective advocacy and lobbying government.

Our strategic alliances and network of experts mean gives us the skills and resources to meet every aspect of clients’ needs.

Why do you, or your lawyer, want to involve an animal law specialist?

Tell us, and then let's see how Guardianz Animal Law might help you.

All the animal law services you need, in one place.

Policy, Practice and File Reviews

Advice and Representation

Strategy and Governance

Advocacy and Lobbying

Training and Education