Our Whakataukī

He aha te kai ō te rangatira? He Kōrero, he kōrero, he kōrero.
What is the food of the leader? It is knowledge. It is communication.

At BVA The Practice we stand by our whakataukī. We are committed lawyers who use our expertise to improve the situation of our clients putting them in a better position than they could themselves.

We thrive on doing what’s right. We will always provide honest, straightforward and impartial advice – we want the best result for you.

Our work environment embraces the concept of manaakitanga – respect, generosity and care for others.

Growing demand for civil litigation

Before joining BVA in 2019, Guy Carter was a litigator for 8 years at national law firms representing clients in complex and significant cases. Since becoming a crown prosecutor Guy has prosecuted serious crime. He has also worked closely with the Police in criminal proceeds seizure and recovery.

Thanks to BVA’s open approach to career development Guy now has a rare combination of extensive experience in commercial, construction and trust & estate litigation, and excellent court and trial skills.

Our Areas of Expertise

Public Interest Practice

We are a public interest practice. This means that outside of Crown Prosecution, we prosecute for clients in the interest of the public. We care about social issues and regularly prosecute on the behalf of those actively pursuing a better future for New Zealand.

Our Public Interest areas of expertise are:

Regulatory & Risk
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Private Litigation
Public Sector Governance

Crown Prosecution Practice

BVA The Practice has the Crown Warrant for Palmerston North and the wider Manawatu region. We are proud to act for the crown and are committed to ensure just outcomes and the protection of the law and our community.

Our Prosecution areas of expertise are:

Strengthening & Development
Conduct of Judge alone & Jury Trials
Conduct of Appeals
Advice in Serious Crime Investigations

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