Legal Assist

For individuals and their families/whānau, legal issues can contribute to stress. Vitae’s Legal Assist service is here to respond to these challenges and help people maintain a sense of wellbeing.  

The service is delivered by phone, providing up to two hours with a consultant who will offer preliminary or short-term guidance to an employee on legal issues. It aims to be an initial point of contact to outline and support the person gaining a clearer understanding of the law and what their legal position is.

This service can help with*

  • consumer matters or disputes;
  • family/whānau law;
  • relationship matters;
  • parenting of children matters;
  • trusts, wills and estates;
  • tenancy and renting issues;
  • real estate and property related matters.

* Except to the extent that an area of advice is within the ‘reserved areas of work’ under the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 (the ‘Act’) or any Act passed in substitution.

This service does NOT include

  • advice on employment related matters;
  • the recommendation, initiation or progression of legal proceedings.

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