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Govett Quilliam
1 Dawson Street
Private Bag 2013
DX NP90056
New Plymouth Central
New Plymouth 4342  

Phone (06) 768-3700
Fax (06) 768-3701
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Our firm has been in practice in Taranaki for over one and a quarter centuries.  Govett Quilliam has a long and proud history and is the largest firm in the province. The firm provides a full range of progressive legal services to clients all over the country.

Govett Quilliam is the largest law firm in Taranaki.  Our range of services is the most comprehensive you will find in our region.  We are confident we have the ability and capacity to meet all of your needs. 

Grown within the region, our firm has always been conscious of the drivers, imperatives and environmental conditions that Taranaki's people and organisations must operate within.  Today, while giving credence to the past, we are future focused; we know the challenges, constraints and opportunities facing our communities and are committed to assisting our clients with them. 

Our practice of the law focuses on our clients; tailoring our approach to the overall outcomes and objectives the client is looking for and developing relationships for the long term.  We provide advice to clients all over the country, but temper it with a Taranaki perspective; a belief that our advice should be practical, timely and pragmatic. 

We are proud of our ability to provide a diverse range of legal services to our extensive client base and of our ability to adapt and think progressively in order to keep pace with our clients' needs and requirements as they evolve.

We are committed to our clients and to helping them achieve the best possible outcomes, whatever their legal needs. 



We will work with you to ensure you achieve the best possible outcomes and receive the best possible legal service.


Recent News

GQ New Appointees


Govett Quilliam has made four new appointments. Catherine Grogan and Will Downey have been appointed Associates. Catherine works as a commercial lawyer in the firm's Inglewood office and specialises in farming transactions but also general property and company related matters. Will also specialises in commercial law and is involved in a range of Oil and Gas, Environmental and Construction matters.

Kirsty Miller has re-joined Govett Quilliam after a number of years as an in-house lawyer for a national corporation in Auckland. She brings expertise in a diverse spectrum of commercial fields.

Rebecca Eaton also returned to New Plymouth after working in Auckland for a prominent firm in their Environmental Law team. She will be furthering her resource management specialisation but also advising on general litigation and commercial matters.

Women in Petroleum


Govett Quilliam Oil & Gas, together with ERM and PEPANZ, were delighted to host the second Taranaki based Women in Petroleum event on the 20th of August 2015.

Over 40 women from various oil and gas companies and service providers attended to listen to our guest speaker, Vanessa James. Vanessa is the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Logistics at Methanex and she shared some of her views about the opportunities and challenges in the oil and gas industry as it relates to Methanex and some of the experiences and insights she has gained in her illustrious career.

Partners, Lauren Wallace and Alice Tocher and Legal Executive, Chris de Ridder, represented Govett Quilliam Oil & Gas at the event.

Thanks to everyone who attended. We are looking to hold the next event towards the end of September/beginning of October.

Flags to fly again over engineering company


ITL is a substantial employer in the oil, gas marine and industrial sectors providing highly skilled engineering design and build solutions. The company’s employees have come to New Plymouth from all over the world. When the GQ Immigration team saw that flags reflecting employee’s nationalities had been stolen from outside the workplace, replacement flags were gifted by the GQ Immigration team as a thank you to ITL for its great community involvement. For more information about the GQ Immigration team see

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