Davenports City Law can provide advice on all the legal issues encountered in day to day business activities and work in partnership with our clients as specialist business advisors. Some areas of legal practice in which our commercial lawyers are able to assist include:

  • Negotiating and drafting of commercial contracts

  •  Sales and purchases of businesses of all sizes

  • Company and Business structures and formations

  • Joint Ventures/Partnerships

  • Company restructuring

  •  Directors’ duties and obligations

  •  The financing of commercial activities including all aspects of lending and security work

  •  Trade practices and business competition law

  • Trade marks, copyright and Intellectual Property advice

  • Franchising, licensing and distribution agreements

  • Leasing and tenancie


Davenports City Law can provide Commercial Property legal services to property developers, investors and builders. Our comprehensive and specialist advice includes:

  • Negotiating and drafting agreements for the sale and purchase of real estate

  • Due diligence including investigating issues of:

    • Title

    • Town planning

    • Building, land use and subdivisional consents

    • Resource management

    • Architecture and engineering

    • Leasing

  •  Arranging finance; documenting lending and borrowing transactions

  • Negotiating and drafting lease agreements

  • Particular assistance in the areas of multi-unit developments and similar large commercial projects including preparation of Sale and Purchase Agreements, Leases, Body Corporate Rules, Financing requirements, Tax Structuring and co-ordination of substantial projects.

  • Completing land subdivisions, unit title developments, building contracts, design build and lease projects

  • Establishing the best legal structure (including trading trust, family trust, corporate trust, company, partnership or sole trader) for the business.


We recognise that the sale or purchase of a family home can be a significant venture for our clients. We can provide a responsive, practical and cost effective service in:

  • Sale and Purchase of sections and dwellings

  • Financing advice

  • Mortgage arrangements

  • Building contracts

  • Flats and Unit Titles

  • Tenancy Agreements

  • Property sharing agreements


Davenports City Law can provide advice on the appropriate legal structures to be adopted where clients wish to protect their personal interests from their business risks and to preserve their assets for retirement or for their children. The formation and operation of Family Trust, the structuring of affairs to reduce or avoid estate duty and the drafting of Wills all require expert care and advice. We can ecommend and put in place the best plan for each client and provides services in:

  • Will preparation and advice

  • Estates administration and dealing with next of kin or beneficiaries

  • Formation of Family Trusts

  • Estate planning and asset protection schemes

  • Advice to Trustees on their obligations

  • Powers of Attorney

  • Claims against Deceased Estates