The staff at Malloy Goodwin Harford have always provided an exemplary service.

– Franklin Solomon, Solomon Group

Specialising in property, private client, commercial and intellectual property work.

We are a law firm based in Newmarket, Auckland. Our firm is small enough to provide a personal service yet large enough to provide specialist legal advice on a wide range of legal and commercial issues.

Our clients include individuals and families, family and not-for-profit entities, emerging and established businesses and a number of well-known national and multi-national companies.

Our long-term relationship with so many of our clients is the strongest measure of our clients’ acceptance of our desire and ability to provide personalised and helpful advice and assistance.

Our law firm has grown with our clients.  We are proud of that collaboration and of our clients’ confidence and appreciation.

How we can help

Our Services

We specialise in property, private client, commercial and intellectual property work including:


Our property lawyers have extensive experience acting for private and business clients in residential, commercial / industrial and rural property and in property development work.

Private Client

The establishment of clients’ family trusts and the management of their investments, as well as asset planning and succession arrangements between generations comprise a significant part of our practice.


Our commercial lawyers provide comprehensive advice to our commercial and corporate clients.  Our business clients range from individuals and families to large companies trading internationally.

Intellectual Property

Our commercial lawyers are often called upon to give advice on intellectual property issues for our clients.

Our lawyers have the benefit of significant New Zealand and international experience in intellectual property matters.

Frankly I cannot talk highly enough of the firm or the smart legal minds running the business. They are a great team and fantastic business partners.

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Latest News

  • Recently enacted changes to the Commerce Act 1986 significantly extend the scope of what can be considered to be cartel conduct prohibited by the Commerce Act. Common, and often pro-competitive, commercial arrangements will be subject to greater scrutiny. This is particularly true of distribution arrangements and joint ventures. There are limited exceptions for certain collaborative activity and for certain provisions in vertical supply contracts. Previous proposals for criminalisation of cartel conduct were not ultimately adopted. However, the consequences of breach are still severe. They include potentially large pecuniary penalties, exposure to damages and the unenforceability of contracts. Core Prohibition The...

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  • New Zealand business is sustained in large part by people getting into business together and sharing their expertise.  We often advise clients on shareholder and joint venture agreements and the obligations that come with getting into business with other people.  It doesn’t always go to plan and in Mike Pero’s case he found out that when it doesn’t you can’t ignore your obligations to your fellow shareholders and act in your own self-interest (in his case giving himself a healthy pay rise that the High Court has ruled he now has to pay back).  See this link to read the...

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