Bell & Co is founded on the values of being progressive and results driven and having great relationships with clients.
Bell & Co is a boutique dispute resolution firm, with significant expertise in employment law, family law and civil disputes.
Its founder, Andy Bell, has practised as a litigator since 2002 and was formerly a partner in a well respected and successful medium-sized law firm. Andy has also held a specialist role with another leading Wellington employment law firm. Andy left these firms with a mission to create a unique young Wellington based law firm of his own, and build a successful and approachable employment law team around him.
The firm has gone from strength to strength, amassing specialist and unique legal knowledge from acting against government departments and large organisations and the lawyers that represent them. Our reputation as quality advocates leads to strong negotiated outcomes in personal grievance matters, exit negotiations and redundancy and restructure consultations.
For our business clients, we do what business needs most – we make ourselves available quickly to resolve the emergencies that arise. We instigate robust disciplinary investigations and procedures and get to a resolution quickly.
We also have significant experience in restructuring and have in-house human resources expertise to assist in managing change in your business.
Managing an employment dispute can be difficult and also emotional. We are experts in negotiating resolutions. It is what we do every day. We understand all facets of resolving workplace bullying behaviours, negotiating redundancy and resisting unfair performance management.
Most disputes can be solved with skilful negotiation or mediation – and we prefer it this way. It’s faster, cheaper and takes less toll on you emotionally. We are capable courtroom advocates and specialise in recovery of unpaid debts through the use of summary judgment.
I know I get the best possible result every time with Bell & Co. I find lawyers can be very clinical and robotic but Bell & Co provide much more than what you’d expect from a law firm. I really like them as people which makes doing business with them a pleasure. When I first met them I knew they were nice people, then I saw them in action and they were outstanding. Their ability to grasp every detail is amazing, I’ll mention something small and 3 weeks later they bring it up. They’re always available and I have every confidence in what they’re doing. Bell & Co are great value for the level of service they provide. I can be quite a critical person, but I am satisfied with every aspect of the service Bell & Co provide.
Working with Bell & Co has been great, they have a solid track record, they’re personable and get things done. They were personally recommended to us as the experts in Wellington for employment law and didn’t disappoint. I had confidence in them from the beginning as they knew everything, and most of it they knew off the top of their head. Personality, profile, approachability, entrepreneurial spirit and adaptability are all things that give Bell & Co a competitive edge over other firms. Bell & Co was bang on the money, they were always available, just a text away, and that’s a rare trait with lawyers.
Bell & Co are a great law firm to work with, they are good people who give good advice, and guide me through the process in a way that's personable and easy to understand. It’s their job to protect me as a client and they do it very well, even if that means protecting me from myself! Bell & Co are honest, they have high integrity, and actually see clients as people. With Bell & Co it’s not just the solution you’re paying for, it’s how much stress they are taking away and the reality is, you can’t put a price on that.
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We take a team approach to all legal matters to achieve fair prices for our clients. We do this by making sure each task on a file is done by the person with the right experience. For example, routine correspondence won’t be performed at senior hourly rates. Where human resources advice is what you need, you won’t be charged for a senior lawyer, it will be done by our human resources consultant. This method means we are very cost-effective compared to our key competitors.
Our clients range from large businesses to private individuals. Our clients choose us because we are not a traditional law firm. We are an ideal fit for those who want reactive and available lawyers but also prefer an informal and practical style of interaction. We are a young, energetic and up and coming Wellington law firm, and our best clients feel this is a match for them.