What we do


Building and Construction

Fortune Manning has a specialist building and construction team who provide advice to developers, builders and contractors.

Charitable Entities

Tony Fortune and Katherine McCarthy have acted in the formation of numerous charitable entities approved by Charities Services.


We provide commercially focused and practical advice to assist our clients in achieving their objectives.

Corporate Advisory

Our commercial law team provides company and commercial law advice to international and corporate and commercial clients.

Dispute Resolution

Our specialist litigation and dispute resolution team has extensive experience in resolving a wide range of disputes.

Employment Law

We advise and represent on all aspects of employment law, including health & safety, ACC, privacy and HR strategy.


We know your type, we are your type and we love working with highly energised individuals looking to make things happen.

Estate Planning

Fortune Manning has established and currently administers dozens of trusts providing asset and estate planning.

Family Law

Family law is a broad area of practice involving uniquely sensitive matters. Our team is experienced, competent and compassionate.


Fortune Manning has experienced franchise lawyers who can assist both franchisors and franchisees with all their legal needs.


Our team of expert immigration advisors will guide you through the migration process managing any immigration issues you face.

Insolvency and Debt Recovery

Our team is experienced with providing fast accurate advice to liquidators, insolvency practitioners and company directors.


Our affiliation with Interlaw allows us to provide international legal advice to international clients and New Zealand based clients.

Notary Public

A notary public (notary or a public notary) in New Zealand is a lawyer authorised by the Archbishop of Canterbury in England.


Fortune Manning’s property lawyers get the pressures involved in purchasing or selling commercial and residential property.

Relationship Property

Relationship property law has become much more involved over the past few years and affects far more people than in past years.


Contemplating retirement? we have broad experience with retirement villages, residential care subsidies and other elder care issues.


Tax law is a highly specialised and complex area of law that should only be practiced by specialists in the field.


Technology law is a fast paced environment so you will require a smart and up to date lawyer to help you along the way.


Fortune Manning is the leading transport law firm in New Zealand. Our association with the transport industry dates back over 40 years.

Trustees & Beneficiaries

Our Private Client team has established, and currently administers, over 800 trusts, providing asset and estate planning for clients.