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Dawson & Associates Ltd - Dawson & Associates, maritime and fisheries law specialists, Nelson New Zealand

We Understand the Marine Environment

Dawson & Associates specialise in maritime and fisheries law, which means we practice what we do best, every day.

We provide legal services on maritime and fisheries issues in these key areas:



Dawson & Associates lawyers provide practical and strategic legal advice on a wide range of maritime and fisheries issues, including boat/vessel registration, maritime contracts, business management, risk management, maritime health and safety compliance, and employment.  Find out more



The team at Dawson & Associates work with marine clients, and marine industry bodies and companies, to prepare submissions to government and regional bodies on marine environment, maritime and fisheries law and policy change in New Zealand and the Pacific.  Find out more


Litigation management

Dawson & Associates has an established network of barristers in New Zealand and the South Pacific, with expertise in maritime law, fisheries law and related fields.  Dawson & Associates lawyers generally do not appear in court - instead we provide our clients with recommendations on barristers to represent them in court, and we manage this relationship.  Find out more

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