Statutory inquiries and complex criminal cases
Wilson Harle represents corporate clients and their senior executives in statutory investigations and criminal matters, principally in relation to business or industry regulatory offences. One of the firm's partners is a former criminal prosecutor. The firm's lawyers are experienced in dealing with complex legal and factual issues, documentary analysis and expert evidence which tend to be hallmarks of commercial statutory inquiries and complex criminal cases.
Examples of cases in which the firm has acted include:
- Representing maritime operators in investigations and prosecutions brought by Maritime New Zealand.
- Representing senior managers in trade practices prosecutions relating to representations regarding timber grading.