Charlene Sell Charlene Sell
Charlene Sell
General Business/SMEs
Board member of Graeme Dingle Foundation Canterbury. Council member of the NZLS Canterbury-Westland Branch Council. NZ Lawyer Elite Women 2022

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M +64 27 685 5653

Specialist areas of practice

  • Commercial law
  • Employment
  • Intellectual property and technology
  • Charity and not-for-profit law
  • Local government law

Charlene is a partner in the firm's commercial team. She advises both established and early and high growth businesses, at all stages of the business lifecycle.

Charlene has vast experience in commercial contracting, including preparing and advising on contracts for goods and services, terms of trade, supply agreements, and intellectual property licensing arrangements. She is known for her solution-oriented approach to drafting and negotiating contracts and ensuring they are fit for purpose and user-friendly.

Charlene also assists SMEs with broader legal issues affecting their business, including gaining brand protection and registration of intellectual property, assisting clients as they grow and downsize - particularly in relation to the effect on employees, client/supplier arrangements and bank financing, as well as helping business owners protect their personal assets from business risks.

She also frequently supports councils, advising them on operational matters within the local government framework.

In addition to working with businesses and councils, Charlene offers specialist expertise in charity and not-for-profit law.