This is a boutique firm with very responsive partners who are commercially attuned with great depth of legal acumen considering their size. I think that their boutique status is appealing as it allows responsiveness, agility and accessibility,” says a client.
- Asialaw Profiles, 2017
Litigation boutique Wilson Harle “talks the talk and walks the walk”, providing “exemplary service and focused as well as appropriate advice”. The “unflappable” Chris Browne represented NZ Carbon Farming in a dispute with Mighty River Power concerning the supply of carbon credits. The “calm, highly responsive and efficient” Allison Ferguson and the “intuitive and nimble” Ian Denton are recommended.
– The Legal 500, 2016
The team at Wilson Harle is “highly responsive, insightful, flexible and value for money”. The “smart, thorough” Chris Browne “provides first-class service and rapidly analyses key issues. Also recommended are “quick and astute” counsel to Vodafone, Allison Ferguson, and “complete litigator” Ian Denton.
– The Legal 500, 2015
Wilson Harle’s Allison Ferguson has “very good poise” and recently defended longstanding client Vodafone in multiple Fair Trading Act prosecutions. Other work highlights included handling litigation following Capital + Merchant Finance’s collapse. Ian Denton is “meticulous and very methodical” and Chris Browne is also highly recommended. The firm is also strong in defamation and white-collar crime cases.
– The Legal 500, 2014
The “outstanding” team at Wilson Harle has “candour, sincerity and professionalism”. It is defending Air New Zealand employees in the price-fixing cartel proceedings, and represented policy holders in insurance claims relating to the Christchurch earthquakes. Practice head Chris Browne and Allison Ferguson are recommended.
– The Legal 500, 2013