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 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 business 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 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.



Legal help for Employees

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 exits and resisting unfair performance management.


For an employer in business, employment issues can be time consuming and the procedures frustrating. Problems can take up far too much time when you need to actually run your business. We know what it takes to be in business. Let us get you moving forward again.

Family Law

Family Law Services

Family law and relationship property issues are extremely sensitive for everyone involved. Our clients tell us that our level of care, concern and support when they have family law problems has been second to none at a time when they’re feeling most vulnerable.

Disputes & civil litigation

Disputes and civil litigation

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.

We’ll support you throughout and ensure you get the result you need.

We take a team approach to all 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 firm, and our best clients feel this is a match for them.

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