Community Law Marlborough

Te Ture Umanga mō te iwi whānui

We provide free, confidential legal information,
assistance and education to the Marlborough community

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Community Law Marlborough provides free community legal services to meet the unmet legal needs in our community.  Our community is the Marlborough district including Havelock, Picton and Kaikoura.  We are funded by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to provide these services to you but welcome any donations/koha.

 Our Principles are:

  • Commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Accountability to our Community
  • Promoting participartory justice and self reliance
  • Increasing people's knowledge and expectations on Law
  • Integrity and Professionalism

Mission: Empowering our Community to access Justice by providing free legal services to all with unmet legal needs.

Our Service: is for everybody in Marlborough and Kaikoura with an unmet legal need, who cannot afford a lawyer, are not eligible for legal aid, or have experienced economic, social, cultural, or other barriers to accessing legal services.

 Vision:  Access - Empowerment - Justice



New Protection for Employees Experiencing Domestic Violence

Aims to enhance legal protections in the workplace for people affected by domestic violence

From 1 April employees affected by Domestic Violence are entitled to request a short term (two months or less) variation to their working arrangements to help them deal with the effects of Domestic Violence. The variation may be around the hours, day or place of work or all of these.  This is in addition to the existing rights employees have to make a flexible working request.

There is also the provision for an employee (employed for 6 months) can take up to 10 days paid domestic violence leave, similar to the existing sick leave and bereavement leave provisions.

Employers should act in good faith for any of the above requests, the person affected by Domestic abuse can raise a dispute if they believe that the employer has unreasonably refused a request.

The Holidays Act provides employees who are affected by domestic violence with a minimum entitlement to paid leave for the purpose of assisting them to deal with the effects of being people affected by domestic violence.



Community Law Marlborough Opening Hours

14 Market Street Blenheim

We are open Monday to Friday during the following times: 

  • Monday | Tuesday | Thursday | Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Wednesday 9.00am - 6.30pm

We offer our services by way of appointment, phone and email. Drop-ins are welcome depending on availability.
Contact us for more details
(03) 577 9919 or 0800 266 529

Kaikoura Outreach Clinic

We will be in Kaikoura on the 2nd Tuesday of every month between the hours of 10.30am to 3.00pm, or at other times by arrangement.

This clinic is situated at:

Heartlands, Beach Road Kaikoura

We also provide Skype appointments between 9.30am - 4.00pm.  If you require a Skype appointment call us on 0800 266 529 or you can call Heartlands on 03 909 9292 to arrange a time.

If the matter is urgent call our 0800 266 529 number to speak to a Caseworker.