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

Advocacy in the Maritime Sector

As specialist maritime lawyers, Dawson & Associates have the knowledge and experience in the marine industry in New Zealand and the South Pacific to assist clients in making representations to a variety of government and quasi-judicial bodies on proposed law changes or other matters.

We work with marine interest groups including the Maritime Transport Association, the Maritime Pilots Association, the Federation of Commercial Fishermen and others in the preparations of submissions to Government and regional bodies on maritime environment issues, law and policy change in New Zealand and the South Pacific. 


Our maritime advocacy services

Our services include:

  • Assisting clients with funding applications to NZAid; AUSAID and others
  • Liaising with New Zealand government agencies including the Ministry for Primary Industries, the Ministry of Transport, the Department of Conservation, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and Maritime New Zealand
  • Interpreting and advising on proposed law or regulatory changes
  • Preparing submissions to government and regional bodies
  • Writing opinions
  • Oral addresses to various forums


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