Our mission: 'Access to Justice for All'

Operating as usual


Did you know that Portia’s parent company, Ebborn Law, is New Zealand’s biggest provider of Family Legal Aid? We have spent the last six years providing urgent legal services to Women’s Refuges across the South Island, allowing clients to get the help they need without having to leave the refuge. Choose a law firm that has given back to the community. Choose Portia.

We are open seven days a week and should be able to offer you an appointment within 24 hours. Call us on 0800 339 223, or email us at [email protected] and a member of our Legal Response Team will assess how we can assist you. You’ll find more information about family law at www.ebbornlaw.co.nz


Not seeing your kids as much as you'd like? If you need to talk to a lawyer Portia is here to help. We are open seven days a week. Now is the time for you to sort your law. If your income has been affected by Covid-19 you may also be eligible for Legal Aid. Call us 24/7 on 0800 339 223 and our legal response team will assess how we can assist you. You’ll find more information about family law at www.sortyourlaw.com


A message from Erin Ebborn, Principal Lawyer, Portia: "You can do your bit to help people urgently access justice. Portia's #A2J (Access To Justice) project aims to connect people who need to get family law advice, with the specialists who can help. Please help by sharing this message to your friends and family."

As one of the most tech-savvy law firms in the country we are still working hard to maintain access to justice.

Our firm has moved to a 7-day virtual operation. This means during the COVID-19 lockdown you will still find a lawyer through us. We are prioritising urgent matters such as family violence, care of children, protection of personal and property rights, wills and some civil legal matters. In most cases we will be able to provide you services from the security of your home.

Call us 24/7 on 0800 339 223 and our legal response team will assess how we can assist you. You’ll find more information about family law at www.portia.law

#COVID19 #Portia #Accesstojustice #familylaw


🆓 Free assessment

We do as much as we can over the phone and email to reduce cost to the client. The initial (free) conversation will be with a member of our Legal Response Team, who will be able to answer questions about the process and how much it will cost (or how to access government assistance)

At that stage there is no ‘retainer’ (a contract between lawyer and client) so we cannot, by law, provide legal advice. But we certainly can provide lots of information and point you in the right direction.

Call us 24/7 on 0800 339 223 for your free assessment.

#Portia #Accesstojustice #Free


🍆Sexually Transmitted Debt*

New Zealand law states that if you marry someone (or enter into a civil union, or live together for three years) then you might be liable for that debt if the relationship doesn’t work out. In addition if your partner is irresponsible with money and spending while you are together - and doesn’t tell you - then you could be paying the price of that trust for years to come.
Avoid STD the mature way! Call us now on 0800 339 223 for a contracting out agreement.

* Phrase coined by CESI Debt Solutions, published Time Magazine 09 February 2011

#STD #Portia #Accesstojustice


🎾Have you been served…

…with Family Court documents? What you must do and when you must do it depends on a few different variables. Our Legal Response Team are trained to decipher these documents and variables. You can bring the documents in to any of our three locations or call us 24/7 on 0800 339 223. Have the documents handy so we can ask you some quick questions. We can then book you in for the appropriate appointment or point you in the right direction. If we can’t help you, we will help you find someone who can.

#Accesstojustice #Served #Portia


🎅Christmas hours

Family legal issues don’t stop for the holidays. Neither does Portia. We’re open every weekday 9am-5pm except the stat. holidays and we are available for urgent appointments. Call us 24/7 on 0800 339 223

From everyone at Portia we wish you a safe and happy Christmas.

#Accesstojustice #Christmas #Portia


👋 Kia ora!

Welcome to the Portia page. Here you will find updates and information about our services. Our vision is “Access to Justice for All”. We are lawyers who see ourselves as just one step in the pathway for a person to improve their life. We are part of your community and are here to help.

Contact us 24/7 on 0800 339 223 for your free assessment.

#Portia #Facebook #Accesstojustice




Level 1, BNZ Centre, 111 Cashel Street

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
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