Any business is the sum of it's history. Here's where we've come from.
We landed as individuals
We've all come from a background of either small family businesses or family investment properties. We've grown up hearing stories about staff, cashflow, tenants, growth, setbacks and more.
Jan '17: From a shared desk in the corner of an office we shared with iif Chartered Accountants, we arrived. Focused on being more human than regular lawyers, we slowly picked up customers one-by-one.
Building a team
Apr '17: The customers came (eventually!) and the first employee joined the 'team'.
A proper (second) office
May '17 – We opened our second office in Mana. Global domination commenced.
Jul '17: The first of our quasi-annual work trips takes place. Team building, shopping, and controlled alcohol intake.
Trade Mark Troubles
Dec '17: Turns out international companies wielding trade mark threats over small NZ business is daunting. We negotiated a bump or two.
Jul '18 – We moved to our new Wellington home, where we’re not embarrassed of the meeting room and have a proper kitchen. It’s a home we’re proud to share with Convex (nee iif) Accounting.
Aug '18: We rebranded from Studio Legal to Convex Legal. We’re also proud to share the name with Convex Accounting who rebranded at the same time from iif Chartered Accountants (wow - that name was a mouthful).
Xero Award Winners
Aug '19 – Our friends at Convex Accounting we named Advisory Partner of the year at the 2019 NZ Xero awards – we're proud to have played a role in helping them (and enjoyed the collective hangover the next day).
Oct '19: Queen Charlotte Track, fishing and a lot of nothing. Rewarding the team for the hard work and exceptional results.
Mar '20: Like everyone else, Covid happens. House sales to move, leases to sort, old school lawyers who couldn't work from home, and every business customer needing help all at once. Our team go above and beyond, our customers are happy and we get through.
We've got plans to help more businesses, grow more exceptional team members, roll out more services and open in more places. Keep an eye out for more.