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.

We update our Auckland law firm legal blog regular so please feel free to connect with us on our blog.

Help from your local lawyer?

We know that life changes and often challenges come our way. As the unexpected happens, you are wanting to protect your assets and legacy for your loved ones, or you purely are excited about actioning a new goal. We know that this is the right time to have a lawyer reassure you as you navigate through these waters.

At Auckland law firm, Quay Law our experienced local lawyers we can advise you on a diverse range of situations.
We understand that there are some people that have never had to use a lawyer, and this can be daunting.
Perhaps it has been a while since you have last discussed your legal needs with someone.

Our objective and goal is to ensure you feel as comfortable as you can be during your entire experience with our local legal team.

Local Property Lawyers

Do you need assistance with a residential or commercial property purchase, sale, refinance or tenancy? You may even be buying a property off plan. Our local conveyancing lawyers check agreements, LIM reports, property titles and other related specialist reports. We assist and guide you with expert advice as we draw up the contracts and help you navigate any difficult situations.

Your Wills – Establishment and Revision

As we mature, we become responsibly for our loved ones and / or have people that we care for. This is where a very clear and precise Last Will and Testament, that sets out your wishes, is important should you unfortunately pass away.

The distribution of your assets requires legal support. Should you die without a will (intestate) this could make things even more complex for those ones that are close to you. A current will is your best alternative. Be sure you review this legal document regularly as we know that circumstances change. If you have separated recently, do you want your past relationship partner to inherit your estate?

During your meeting, you many want to ask our lawyer about the wider estate planning structures. This may provide you with more protection that can support you throughout your lifetime.

Commercial Law

Do you need an experienced local law firm to help you with the:-

  • Drafting or reviewing commercial contracts and agreements
  • Support with the structuring of your business and related estate planning activities
  • Buying or selling a business
  • Overseeing takeovers or commercial buy-outs
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Preparing for exist plan
  • General commercial law support

Legal documents provide a solid foundation to your business to avoid or minimise future claims or problems. We know that the old saying, prevention is better than cure and we strongly advise that you meet with a lawyer to discuss any of your commercial legal requirements.

Local Estate Planning Support

Estate planning reviews your assets and how you manage these assets against third party and related claims. Our trust lawyers help you establish trusts, incorporate companies, and implement relevant strategies to securely manage and protect your assets and your estate over time.

Relationship Property Law

All relationships begin with hope and long-term plans. Unfortunately, we know that statistically, there may come a time in your relationship that you part ways.

After being in a de-facto relationship, you could also automatically enter into a situation where your property may be deemed to be your partners property.

Yes, they get what is yours. How does this happen? It could be because a passage of time, or because of actions you may take in a business or in the general day to day running and management of your home. Anticipating and preparing for these situations in advance can help make things easier. Our legal relationship property agreement services< support you whether you are entering into a new relationship or leaving an existing relationship.

Local Lawyers – Legal Help

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Quay Law has been providing legal services to a diverse range of private and business clients from throughout the Greater Auckland region for many years. We support you by providing independent, cost effective legal advice as we help you with both your personal or business requirements. We offer down-to-earth services are relationship-driven lawyers and deliver results. For legal services, contact us today.

Recent News

Find a lawyer? Our legal tips are provided by the Auckland lawyers and conveyancing specialists at Quay Law (New Zealand). These articles cover a range of legal topics and news worthy articles.

  • The Hidden Dangers of Unconsented Works When Buying or Selling a House in NZ

    Introduction: Picture this: You’ve found the perfect house, the one that ticks all the boxes – the dream home you’ve been searching for. But wait! Before you get carried away with visions of cozy nights by the fireplace, there’s something you need to know. Unconsented works can turn your […]

  • Tony Alexander: FOMO’s back – why Auckland is primed to lead the next house price surge

    Original Source – ONEROOF.CO.NZ     –   19 July 2023 Article repurposed for our blog. ANALYSIS: Each month, I / Tony Alexander conduct five surveys among my 31,000 subscribers of ONEROOF to gain firsthand insights into the economy, particularly the housing market. This week, I ran a survey […]

  • Property Reports: The Lowdown

    Knowledge is essential when it comes to investing in real estate. Making an informed purchasing decision requires knowledge of the potential home’s condition, history, and risks. Property reports come into play in this situation. A property report is a compilation of various documents that […]

We are lawyers in Auckland, who provide practical legal services and conveyancing to a diverse range of New Zealand and overseas client needs. Centrally located in Remuera, Auckland, we look forward to working with you.

Our Legal Services

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.

Call us now for our conveyancing


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.

Call us now for our Refinance


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


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

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

Please contact us for Commercial lawyers


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 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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