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Our Services

Criminal Litigation

Being investigated or charged with any crime is a stressful and potentially life changing experience. Preparing a defence in the face of the unlimited resources of the Crown needs specialist knowledge and expertise.

Bean Law is a boutique litigation firm, we conduct Judge alone and Jury trials for clients facing criminal charges. These include allegations of sexual offending from indecent assault to sexual violation and/or rape and also violence charges from injuring to aggravated wounding (grievous bodily harm) to murder. We specialize in drug offending including supply and/or manufacture allegations from cannabis (class “C”), ecstasy (class “B”) to methamphetamine (class ”A”) and other prosecutions from arson, kidnapping, home invasion to aggravated robbery and firearms offending.

Bean Law is experienced in the latest forensic developments and trial techniques. We will guide you through the process and we will do our upmost to protect your rights in every aspect of your case.

Family Law Services

Bean Law have a Family Law team to assist with a range of  Court proceedings ranging from paternity issues, care and contact orders, parenting orders and protection orders in the Waikato Courts. We provide free and confidential advice, and can help you apply for legal aid.  Call Amanda Bean to see how she can help you – 021 952 432.



Bean Law founded “Appeal for Justice” and remains dedicated in advising and conducting criminal appeals in the High Court and Court of Appeal in New Zealand.

We conduct appeals regularly on a pre-trial issues such as appeals against a police search warrants and admissibility of evidence such as propensity.  These can be particularly significant in drug and sexual cases and require specialist knowledge to advance successfully.

If you have been convicted and sentenced, you have a limited period to appeal against any manifestly excessive sentence or wrongful conviction against you.  Contact us quickly, we are ready to assist.

Legal Aid & Private Instruction

Bean Law will conduct cases either on private instruction or legal aid.

On private cases, our normal practice is to provide a quote for services and we are happy to discuss this on a no obligation basis with you.

We can take on legal aid cases Category 1, 2, 3 and 4.  That is important as it covers all types of cases from willful damage to class “A” manufacture to murder.  We are also categorized to accept appeal cases to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of New Zealand.

In New Zealand, a person applying for criminal legal aid can choose the lawyer they want to represent them in Court if the case is an appeal or if the maximum penalty of their charge is 14 years imprisonment, 20 years imprisonment or Life imprisonment.  Bean Law is able to accept all of these cases through the nomination of Charles Bean personally.

Traffic Prosecutions

As well as serious crime, Bean Law can also assist in police traffic prosecutions including drink driving, log book offences, careless and dangerous driving allegations (from causing injury to dangerous driving causing death).

Our services include applications for limited driving licenses.