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Ian Mellett

Ian Mellett of Auckland law firm Quay Law, holds a B Comm, LLB, H Dip Tax and is admitted to practice both in New Zealand and overseas.

He is friendly and courteous and focuses on building long-lasting relationships with his clients.

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Ian Mellett is able to advise you on all aspects as set out in the Auckland law firm’s practice areas.

There is so much more to the man than being a lawyer.

When you meet Ian Mellett, you will find out that he loves his sport. He’s played cricket at a provincial level, opened the batting for South African provincial cricket teams and more recently can be found at Auckland’s Parnell Cricket Club umpiring or coaching the junior teams.

For his ongoing commitment, past sponsorship and contribution to the local community and cricket club, Ian was appointed as an Honorary Vice President of Parnell Cricket Club in 2015.

He’s played rugby competitively.  But is a focused father, a regular Father Christmas at Christmas functions and has laid wreaths at the Cenotaph on behalf of the South African government during Remembrance Day Services.

Ian Mellett is a fair, approachable yet capable New Zealand lawyer who is able to assist his clients, no matter how complex their legal requirements may be.

Your choice of finding a lawyer to attend to your legal needs is an important decision. At Auckland law firm Quay Law our legal team and lawyers are committed to finding a solution that tailors the legal process to your personal or business / commercial requirements.

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                    Our Auckland lawyers provide practical legal services for a diverse range of client needs.


                    Our property lawyers understand that property refinancing and property transfer or conveyancing transactions are diverse and can range from the sale or purchase of a residential house or apartment to something more complex. Transactions may focus on any property market be it retail, office, industrial, retirement villages, residential or rural.

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                    Loan Refinancing may refer to the replacement of an existing debt obligation with a debt obligation under different terms.

                    If the replacement of debt occurs under financial distress, refinancing might be referred to as debt restructuring or debt consolidation.

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                    Everyone over the age of 18 years should have a will.  This will ensure that your assets will be bequeathed to those persons or entities whom you wish to benefit from your estate. We are able to manage the administration of your assets on death and provide advice to estate executors on any legalities that may arise.

                    We also provide the following ancillary services

                    • Enduring Powers of Attorney
                    • Powers of Attorney and Deed of Delegation
                    • Matrimonial and De Facto Claims against your estate

                    Call us now for wills and estate administration


                    We specialize in the establishment of the Trust and thereafter are able to support the ongoing management of your Trust along with your Trustees.  It is essential that your most important assets are protected during your lifetime and on your death.

                     Please contact us for family trusts


                    Types of taxation related services include but are not limited to

                    • Investment Properties
                    • Income structuring
                    • Income Splitting for Family
                    • Pre immigration planning.

                    Please contact us for Tax Lawyers

                    RELATIONSHIP PROPERTY

                    The drafting of a relationship property agreement requires skill, diplomacy and a good understanding of your requirements to ensure that the desired outcomes are achieved should a separation occur. We are able to assist with setting up Relationship Property Agreements and Separation Agreements.

                     Please contact us for Relationship Property Agreement
                    COMMERCIAL | BUSINESS LAW

                    Types of products and services we provide:

                    • Leasing
                    • Business Sales and Purchases
                    • Business Refinancing
                    • Company Formation
                    • General Security Agreements
                    • Debt Collection
                    • Partnerships
                    • Shareholders Agreements
                    • Small Business Advice
                    • Business and Marketing Plans
                    • Strategic and Marketing Advice
                    • Guarantees
                    • Terms of trade
                    • Financing
                    • Franchising
                    • Joint Ventures
                    • Consumer protection

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                    Whether you are a franchisee or franchiser, large and small, we are able to assist you in setting up franchises, entering/buying a franchise, writing and reviewing franchise documentation and expanding franchises, in a personalised, professional and efficient manner.

                    Please contact us for Franchise agreements


                    Our lawyers in Auckland can assist you with:

                    • Providing general immigration advice.
                    • Attending to you visitor, work or residency visa / permit applications.

                    Please contact us for NZ Immigration

                     We can help you with:Rules of the Body Corporate
                    Management of the Common Property
                    Establishment of the Board of Trustees (the committee)
                    Regulations governing the Board of Trustees
                    Provide insight and objective advice on Body Corporate matters
                    Please contact us for Auckland Body Corporate Lawyer
                    SOCIAL MEDIA LAW

                    Social media includes web-based and mobile technologies used to turn communication into interactive dialogue. Social media is media for social interaction as a super-set beyond social communication. Enabled by ubiquitously accessible and scalable communication techniques, social media has substantially changed the way organizations, communities, and individuals communicate. This has in turn had an impact on the law.

                    Please contact us at Quay Law Remuera for Social Media Law


                    Our lawyers based in Remuera are also able to provide advice on general New Zealand legal matters.

                    If you require expertise beyond our practice, we are able to arrange this necessary expertise for you.

                    Referrals to Barristers are also provided.

                    Our Auckland solicitors also practice in Social Media Law.

                    For more information, please contact a lawyer at Quay Law Barrister and Solicitors.

                    Please contact us for General legal requirements

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