Disaster Recovery Support


Special Counsel
When the unthinkable happens, you need advice that is practical from people who are responsive and solutions-focused. Following the extreme weather events across the country in recent years, our team members can support you across all immediate and long-term legal needs. Large unexpected events – whether they be natural disasters, climate related, or pandemics – are something we can’t predict, but our specialists can work with you to prepare and build resilience. We work with you to get your business back up and running as quickly and efficiently as possible, while keeping in mind any likely complications as situations evolve. From our hands on experience managing the impacts of the Christchurch and Kaikōura earthquakes through to the recent floods and cyclone, we can guide you through immediate responses such as:
  • Managing and finding new premises
  • Dealing with any leasing issues
  • Getting your employees back into work
  • Reviewing your premises to ensure health and safety is met
  • Addressing any employee’s visas concerns
  • Assisting with funding requirements, agreements and grants
  • Enforcement of emergency powers
  • Legal guidance on critical infrastructure
  • Working with local authorities and government
We also work closely with individuals and organisations on the long-reaching impacts of these events including advising on:

Our team members have pulled together some responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) following a disaster and the team would be happy to assist you with any queries you might have.

Frequently Asked Questions

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