Lane Neave is proud to be specialist legal partner to the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. We have partnered with the Chamber because we both strive to support and enhance local businesses. We want to work with the Chamber to support members’ capability and really make a difference to the way Canterbury businesses operate.

Recognised nationally as one of New Zealand's leading full-service law firms, Lane Neave's diverse and eclectic legal minds mean that we have the depth of expertise and experience to really make a difference to your business. We’ll give you decisive, strategic advice on everything from day-to-day transactions to complex legal cases. Our entrepreneurial thinking means we design and tailor legal teams around your needs.


We are proud to offer all Chamber members a one-hour free (no obligation) consultation with one of our team to discuss any issues or opportunities. Simply get in touch with the Chamber who will arrange for us to connect!

Why Lane Neave?

We have many specialist legal business services, including (but not limited to):

  • Corporate
  • Business structures
  • Capital raising & investments
  • Sales & marketing law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology

For a full list of business services please click here.

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Corporate law

Buying or investing in New Zealand business: update
In news welcomed by overseas businesses looking to expand into New Zealand, the Government has recently removed the temporary emergency notification regime for overseas investment, and has replaced it with a more targeted national security and public order regime. Read more.

Private Wire Power Purchase Agreements explained 

While Private Wire Power Purchase Agreements have enjoyed popularity overseas, they have to date been uncommon in New Zealand. However, given the increasing importance placed on renewable energy sources, the desire to have energy sources secured and located near a business and the fiscal benefits that PWPPAs can offer, we anticipate that they will soon be growing in demand. Read more.


No jab, no job: authority to determine justifiability
It is arguably the (employment law) question of 2021: can employers terminate their employees for choosing to remain unvaccinated? Read more. 

Payment available to employers if employee cannot work and is waiting for covid-19 test results

The COVID-19 Short-term Absence Payment has been available from 9 February 2021. This is a  one-off payment of $350 to employers for each employee who is in self-quarantine and unable to work from home, while they wait for the results of their COVID-19 test. Read more. 

Employment & immigration law

Employment law reform: what’s changed and what’s on the horizon?
2021 is shaping up to be a big year for changes to employment law. This article recaps the legal changes so far and provides a heads up about the changes on the horizon. Find out more.

10 days of sick leave: it’s official
The Holidays (Increasing Sick leave) Amendment Bill has now been passed, officially increasing employees sick leave entitlement from 5 days per annum to 10 days per annum. Find out more.

D-day for employers of migrant workers
INZ has released some further information in relation to the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) which will be introduced from 1 November 2021. Read more. 

Meet your local team of specialists
Our team comprises highly-qualified professionals who are trained and experienced to offer the right solution to any problem. Get in touch with Claire or Anna about any matter, and if they can’t help directly, they will put you in touch with the appropriate person in the firm.

Claire Evans
[email protected]
021 288 2298

Anna Ryan
[email protected] 
021 117 4940

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