Andy established Bell & Co in 2014 with a mission to offer a unique personal service to his clients. The 2021 merger with Lane Neave offered the opportunity to partner with a firm with similar philosophies that is on the rise. Lane Neave’s desire to keep the feel of a boutique firm despite its growth, size and success appealed to Andy.
Andy has been practising in the fields of employment law, family law disputes and civil litigation since 2002. He is a highly skilled advocate in the courtroom and in the Employment Relations Authority.
Andy has worked in well‐known law firms in Wellington and Palmerston North. Formerly a partner in Palmerston North law firm Fitzherbert Rowe, Andy moved back to Wellington when he was offered a specialist employment law role at Quigg Partners, one of New Zealand’s best boutique legal practices.
“What I enjoy most in practice is applying great techniques and strategies in negotiations. I try to bring an understanding of the psychology of people and their drivers to the table. I use these insights to get results. It’s a very satisfying thing to learn about what drives people and apply it to resolve contentious problems.”
Areas of expertise
- Holidays act advice
- Personal grievance
- Change management
- Disciplinary process
- Employment agreements