The following terms of use are important as they apply to your use of this website.  Please read them carefully and contact Cygnus Law Ltd (we, us, our) if you have any questions. Our privacy policy is part of these terms of use.  The privacy policy sets out how we collect, use, disclose and protect your personal information.


By accessing or using our website you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of use, including any changes we make to the terms of use from time to time.  You must not use or access the website if you do not wish to be bound.

No Representation

While we would be happy to hear from you, this website is not an offer to represent you.  So sending any communication to us will not create a lawyer-client relationship nor will it impose any obligation on us or any of our lawyers.

Information Only

The purpose of this website is to provide general information only about us and on New Zealand law.  We may change or remove the information at any time.  The information is provided free of charge and:

  • is summary information only and is not complete;
  • does not constitute legal or other professional advice;
  • may not be up-to-date;
  • is not an endorsement or recommendation of any kind including regarding the value or suitability of any particular course of action or transaction.

We strongly recommend that you seek legal advice that takes into account your circumstances and the relevant law before acting on or relying on the information.

Any links to third party websites are provided for convenience only, and the inclusion of a link does not imply any endorsement or verification of the content by us. Responsibility for the content and privacy practices of any linked websites rests solely with the owners of those sites.

Warranties & Liability

We do not warrant or guarantee that this website (or any linked website or document) is free from error or free from infection by viruses or anything else with contaminating or destructive properties, or that this website will be available at any particular time.

We do not warrant, or provide assurance (express or implied) about, the information on our website, including with respect to its accuracy, quality, completeness or suitability for any particular purpose, or that it is up-to-date.

Without liming the above, to the maximum extent permitted by law we disclaim and exclude liability for all loss, damage, cost or expense of any kind that you might suffer or incur in connection with using or relying on the information or the website (or any linked website) however that loss, damage, cost or expense arises (including from negligence).

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property rights (including copyright) in the content (including our name and logo), material, layout and design of this website is owned by us or licensed for our use.  You may download and print any part of the website for your own personal use.  You may link to any part of the website or to a document on the website but only if you are doing so for legitimate purposes.  Without limiting the forgoing, you can only use documents or any copyright work from this website, or link to this website, on the condition that you acknowledge the source and our copyright.  Any copyright notice on that information must be retained on the copy.  Except to the extent permitted above, you must not use, copy, modify, publish or redistribute any part of the website for any purpose whatsoever except with our prior written consent.


This website and these terms of use are governed by New Zealand law.  The courts of New Zealand will have non-exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine any claims or disputes concerning the website or terms of use.