The South- Auckland based law firm founded by Raj & Ashima Singh was the talk of the night as this multi-ethnic law firm took home 4 awards, one being the “Supreme Business of the Year”.
Quite an achievement for a law firm that only started 4 years ago by the Principal & Partner whom at the time only started off with one Legal Executive by their side. Now a full-fledged law firm with about 20 Barristers & Solicitors working in a range of different legal fields, continuously helping members of the community.
As the judges have stated in their comments, “Customers and meeting customer needs are at the centre of what Legal Associates do – across many ethnic groups and a addressing a broadening range of needs. Innovation to Legal Associates means spotting customer needs that are not well serviced and developing solutions to meet those needs”. What separates Legal Associates from any other ordinary law firm, is the lawyer- client relationship they possess. Clients can speak in their native languages with their given lawyer and our lawyers are able to work proficiently on their cases keeping in mind one’s cultural background, financial situation or lack of knowledge of the law. “Legal Associates have addressed a lack of awareness of legal responsibilities, obligations and rights which create a gap between migrant communities and their ability to smoothly transition into settling in New Zealand”.
Further, Legal Associates have always maintained its responsibility to give back to the community that has ever so gratefully contributed to the firm’s success. “A significant amount of community involvement means this business is very connected. Use of free seminars, free assistance on Saturdays and discounted services to those in dire need including referrals from a Consulate or MP is common”.
We are extremely proud and honoured to have received such a recognition that not only catapults us into a higher direction in regard to growth and working harder in the future, but it is also a humble reminder that the path Raj & Ashima have paved for the law firm is heading towards the right direction.
“The Judges congratulate Raj and Ashima and their team for building a marvellous profitable Legal business with a genuine focus on community support and involvement. Their accomplishments are a fine example of Business for Good. Legal Associates is a worthy winner of the Supreme Business of the Year Award”- Indian Business Awards Judges.
The Judges also mentioned the hard work and strategy put in by the organisation. They commented, “Customers and meeting customer needs are at the centre of what Legal Associates do – across many ethnic groups and a addressing a broadening range of needs. Innovation to Legal Associates means spotting customer needs that are not well serviced and developing solutions to meet those needs. There is a written marketing plan that includes new services to be delivered, new locations and the revenue growth and profit metrics.”
About Legal Associates: Legal Associates, founded by Raj and Ashima Singh, is based in Papatoetoe, South Auckland and offers a wide range of legal services to over 2000 clients. The staff is multi-national to reflect their client base and includes Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Samoan and Tongan.