Legal Services

Leading independent New Zealand law firm offering summary pro bono legal advice to all NZDHA & NZDOHTA members. To ensure members are provided with superior legal defence in the event of a claim or complaint.

Members can take advantage of this complimentary service for practice related questions involving issues such as:

  • Privacy and confidentiality;
  • Conflicts of interest;
  • How to respond to requests for information from third parties;
  • Inquires from your regulatory body;
  • How to respond to a subpoena;
  • Professional misconduct;
  • Ethical obligations; and
  • Professional obligations.

If you have received a formal complaint or been served with a legal claim, please contact BMS Group directly. Depending on your situation, you may be directed by a BMS Broker to contact your legal council. If so, you will need to leave a message with the following details and a Senior Lawyer will be in contact with you within 24 hours.

  • Name, telephone number and address
  • Certificate and policy numbers
  • A brief summary of the issue

The lawyer who you speak with will provide you with free, confidential legal advice in order to try and avoid or reduce the probability of a claim or complaint. Each telephone consultation is for up to 30 minutes per enquiry. The lawyer may consider it appropriate to review the issues and jurisprudence, and then call you back. The advice given will rely upon the accuracy and completeness of the information you provide.

If the event has triggered a claim, your legal council will be appointed as legal counsel to work on your behalf. In the event you do not wish to use the appointed legal council or if the case has a conflict you will be able to retain alternative legal counsel.