New Zealand’s Mid Size Law Firm of the Year 2010, 2011
For the second year running, Cooney Lees Morgan has been named New Zealand’s Mid Size Law Firm of the Year in the annual Law Awards (a mid size law firm has between six and twenty four partners).
Success in the awards is based on client feedback. Clients are asked to critique the firm against some specific criteria for service excellence:
- Providing proactive, effective, timely, and strategic legal advice;
- Having a genuine understanding of the client’s business and their market sector, reflected in commercially pragmatic solutions;
- Being aware of cross-disciplinary impacts, with the ability to advise on them or to refer on where necessary;
- Being responsive to the client’s need for speedy and cost-effective resolution;
- Advising as to the client’s legal and practical options with result-focused
- Having up-to-date knowledge of developments in legal, policy, and other relevant matters.
Working with Cooney Lees Morgan will give you greater confidence that the decisions you make will deliver the outcomes you want. Clients choose Cooney Lees Morgan for the quality of advice we provide and because of who we are and how we work. You can expect pragmatic, cost-effective solutions, from people you feel comfortable doing business with.
Helping a region grow
In the 21st Century people are making different choices about where they live and how they work. There’s a new “lifestyle economy” emerging and - not surprisingly - Tauranga is at the hub.
In 2008, Tauranga surpassed Dunedin as New Zealand’s sixth largest city and within a few years Tauranga will be New Zealand's third largest city outside Auckland.
Cooney Lees Morgan works with the people, businesses and local authorities who have made the Bay of Plenty region what it is today and what it will be tomorrow.
Backing the Bay of Plenty since 1918
In 1918, when the Cooney Lees Morgan story began, Tauranga was a modest town: the 1916 census recorded a population of just 1,685. There was a fish factory, a few citrus orchards around Te Puke and the early stages of a dairy industry. There was no railway: Auckland was an overnight sea voyage away, on the twice-weekly steamer Nga Puhi
which left from a wharf jutting out from the Strand. Read more of our history