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And The Award Goes To………Lane Neave

6 December 2013

And The Award Goes To………Lane Neave

South Island law firm Lane Neave has won the 2013 Insurance Law Award in the ninth annual New Zealand Law Awards.

Lane Neave was identified as providing excellence in client service, possessing specialist expertise in advising across a broad range of insurance law issues.

With offices in Christchurch and Queenstown, the law firm currently has a team of seven working solely on insurance cases. Partner, Dr Duncan Webb says it is wonderful Christmas present for everyone who works incredibly hard at Lane Neave.

“We are honoured to have been nominated in a group of highly respected and exceptional legal practitioners, and would like to acknowledge them in accepting this award,” he said.

To celebrate the recognition, and to help those still struggling with their insurance claims, for the rest of this year Lane Neave has today announced that it will provide a free, no obligation thirty minute consultation with an insurance lawyer.

“There are still so many struggling,” says Dr Webb “And if a 30 minute consultation will resolve or help provide some clarity for people, we are happy to do that.”

Webb says the aim of the consultation would be to identify the main issues the claimant is facing, Lane Neave will provide the claimant with advice on their legal position, discuss the possible practical solutions, and give some pointers as to the best strategy and the next steps a claimant might take in progressing their claim.

More details can be found on the firm’s website

Nominee finalists in the 2013 NZ Law Awards were Cavell Leitch Law, DLA Phillips Fox, Duncan Cotterill, Jones Fee and Lane Neave. Lane Neave won the award on the basis of feedback from clients for whom the firm has acted, including owners of homes, businesses and commercial buildings.

About Lane Neave
With origins dating back to the 1860s, Lane Neave has grown to become one of the largest and most respected law firms in the South Island. Nationally, we are recognized as being one of New Zealand's premier firms for legal services as evidenced by our continued success at the New Zealand Law Awards.
Lane Neave is big enough, experienced enough and respected enough to handle any legal issue, both in New Zealand and internationally, yet still small enough to be highly responsive and easily accessible to all of their clients.
Lane Neave is a full-service law firm, comprised of highly-qualified professionals who are trained and experienced to offer the right solution to any problem, no matter how simplistic or complex. Most of the firm’s lawyers specialise in specific areas of the law and many have become recognised experts in their chosen fields. However, everyone embraces a 'team' approach, which gives them a strength in depth across the whole spectrum of the law.


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