Shane Tait defends people charged with criminal offences in Courts across Auckland and regularly appears in other courts across New Zealand.

We operate a trusted and successful practice with specialties in complicated bail applications, drug offending, defending proceeds of crime proceedings, conducting jury trials.

Our cases range from the minor to the most serious, from initial interviews at the police station, to the District Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Our team are discreet, efficient, knowledgeable and hard working.  Their strategic expertise, outstanding client service and discretion mean that above all, they ensure your best interests are met.

The ordeal of the trial and potentially sentencing can be overwhelming, especially for a first time offenders or anyone who has never been through the criminal justice system.  It is essential that the right decisions are made and strategic steps taken all through this period.

To minimise your stress, we will guide you through all aspects of your case, explain your options and advise you to how things might develop at each stage of the case.

We are committed to continually expanding our legal knowledge and employing our skills to obtain excellent results for our clients.

We are always at the cutting edge of legal discovery; keeping up to date with the law and embracing technological changes which may assist in further improving the professional services we render to our clients.


Operating exclusively as defence lawyers our focus never shifts from achieving the best possible results.

Contact our office to discuss your criminal prosecution today

We are available 24 Hours a day, ensuring the prompt delivery of immediate expert legal advice and representation.

Call us now on 09 308 9446

We can confidently confirm that we provide our client with the most meticulous defence possible no matter what charges they are facing. As one of the top criminal law practices in Auckland, we strongly believe the fact that the most important aspect of ensuring that people’s rights, liberties and properties are protected during any court case or indeed criminal investigations is to ensure that there is an effective team of criminal lawyers working earnestly on their behalf.

A significant number of our cases are won on meticulous and relentless case preparation. We pick up clues in the most seemingly mundane facts; a rare skill of the trade that can only be developed over years of practice as criminal defence specialist.

We undertake both private and legal aid work and have an outstanding team to address your advocacy needs. We provide clear, straightforward advice, and a professional proactive service. We will fight fearlessly to protect your interest and those of your loved ones. We are able to represent client nationwide.

We will ensure that you are provided with the most suitable legal service ranging from advice and Police station interview to trial. We are amongst the best criminal lawyers in NZ and our client base covers various parts of the country.

Robustly defending our client’s case

Our lawyers have the most appropriate bag of skills, expertise and experience you will need at every stage of a criminal case.