For local
Bold thinkers, solution-focused, local at heart

Helping local authorities make enduring decisions

Rice Speir is a specialist local government law firm, recognised and sought after for our expertise in regulatory compliance and enforcement, resource management, governance advisory and civil litigation. But for us, what we do is all about he tāngata – the people and our relationships. That’s why we listen first, then collaborate and provide dynamic solutions that work for you and the communities you serve.

Creative and highly skilled problem-solvers

He tāngata — our people

Our team isn’t just exceptionally skilled and experienced, it’s driven by the pursuit of excellence. In this line of work, that means providing practical advice and achieving successful outcomes.

Engaging and thought-provoking discussions

Making connections

Our leadership team regularly release blog articles and podcast episodes that talk through projects with members of the local government community – the challenges faced and outcomes achieved – and explore people’s passions and pastimes.