“I am so grateful for your caring and sensitivity. You are truly one in a million”

                                                                                                                           Client Testimonial December 2019


"Again I can’t thank you both enough. A huge weight has been lifted."

                                                                                                                               Client Testimonial October 2019


"Thank you so much for having the courage and bravery to challenge one of New Zealand’s most powerful Government departments.I hope you feel proud, We won, justice has been served.."

                                                                                                                               Client Testimonial October 2019


 ...Again, Thank you for all the effort you and your team are putting into this. I appreciate your "just doing your job", but I am grateful none-the-less.”                                                               Client Testimonial September 2019


"Well done today and thank you for all you have done. If only I had you [Tagan] and Steven at the beginning." 

                                                                                                                          Client Testimonial September 2019


"I want to thank you for the excellent work…”                                                         Client Testimonial March 2019


“…well done Steven…you are a breath of fresh air and unlike most other stuffy arrogant, overpriced lawyers I have had the misfortune to deal with…”                                                               Client Testimonial February 2019


“…thank you very much for your amazing work in regards to this process….If I need any further legal representation your legal team will be my first choice…”                                      Client Testimonial January 2019


"I wanted to thank you for your support over the last month. I know you worked hard to help us, I hugely appreciated your efforts! You have been so considerate and kind and it really made such a big difference."

                                                                                                                         Client Testimonial, December 2018


“What an amazing outcome!!..We could never have achieved this outcome without your help…We wish to thank you and your staff for your friendly way of dealing with people. We are very grateful to you all…”

                                                                                                                          Client Testimonial, November 2018


"Thank you so much for all you have done. My family consider you a superstar. Truly a sense of relief..."

                                                                                                                              Client Testimonial, October 2018


"I can't thank you enough for the work you have done...Put simply, you have been absolutely wonderful to deal with - maybe it has something to do with those southern roots :-) Zindels are very lucky to have you as a member of their team."

                                                                                                                         Client Testimonial, September 2018


"Guess now I have whinged and begged I will leave it all in your more than capable hands. by the way, (and NOT trying to grease you up) you are awesome Steve. You have been amazing and I appreciate every single thing you have ever done for my family and I."

                                                                                                                                   Client Testimonial, June 2018


"...Thank you for being on my side..you put what I wanted first and also gave clear sound advice..It has helped my peace of mind and sanity to know I have a legal due who believe in me"

                                                                                                                                    Client Testimonial, May 2018


"I can’t thank you enough for the effort you have gone to for my family."

                                                                                                                                  Client Testimonial, May 2018             

"Thank you for all your hard work.  You gave us some hope. Enough to keep us going a while longer."

                                                                                                                                 Client Testimonial, April 2018


"Thank you so much for helping...you are very efficient and I would highly recommend you for a lawyer..."

                                                                                                                                Client Testimonial, March 2018


“We are so grateful…to support us during the past months through our ordeal with the court system and to get the final outcome in the way we did and now look ahead in a positive way…” 

                                                                                                                         Client Testimonial, September 2017


"Thank you so much but what wonderful team work...I couldn't have done it without you all and especially believing in me."                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                 Client Testimonial, March 2017


"...how rapt you were my Counsel and how you helped give me courage through my weak, dark days..."

                                                                                                                          Client Testimonial, November 2016


"I was very fortunate to have Steven as my lawyer for a family court matter. I found him reassuring, competent, understanding and compassionate and also focused on the issues at hand. He was efficient and could draw on his many years of experience when answering my various questions and concerns


Even when he had another matter to attend to, the staff member who acted for me was equally capable, came quickly up to speed and was very astute. I felt in good hands at all time


I am very grateful for the respectful way I was treated, that Zindels are willing to offer legal aid services and for their wonderful expertise. I knew that they had my best interests at heart and this made a stressful time easier.


Even though I was up against some pretty formidable competition, I knew that we would do well in an understated and honest way and we did. Thank you very much Steven and the team." 

                                                                                                                              Client Testimonial, October 2016



"I won my Case against  ACC. What a huge relief after so long. I would like to thank you so much for your hard work in this."                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                          Client Testimonial, November 2015

"You have been fantastic" 

                                                                                                                                    Client Testimonial, July 2015


"Thank you for your brilliance under pressure...was impressive"

                                                                                                                                    Client Testimonial, July 2015


"Regardless of the outcome next week you have done a really good job of being responsive to emails and questions and have taken the time to really listen to what we wanted.  You may hear it often and it may sound trite – but it actually does make a huge difference when you are sitting in the position that we are."
                                                                                                                                 Client Testimonial, June 2015

I can endorse this action, I have worked with Steve on many cases and he is excellent, very bright and very nice to deal with... Initially it will be sufficient to send him my summary with your notations on it and see what Steve says.
                                                                                                                                  Client Testimonial, June 2014

Further to our recent telephone discussion I have spoken to Steven Zindel a Nelson solicitor who indicated that he would be willing to take X's case on Legal Aid. As I indicated to you, I do not do civil legal aid work. Steven is a good sort and is a partner at Zindels Solicitors .
                                                                                                                               Lawyer Testimonial, June 2014



...decent honest people like Zindels...                                                                                                                             Client Testimonial, 28 April 2014

I appreciate the time given ... and I couldn't have asked for a better more straight up and down to earth, knowledgeable lawyer.
                                                                                                                         Client Testimonial, November 2013



I appreciate the time given ... and I couldn't have asked for a better more straight up and down to earth, knowledgeable lawyer.

Client Testimonial, November 2013



Received from a client [name suppressed] acquitted of benefit fraud after a four day jury trial:

"Thank you for all the hard work you put in to my case. There's no words to describe our appreciation. Thank you so much."

Client Testimonial, March 2013



You have no idea what it truly means to me, I have already taken your advice and today I have started my life again. You are a true gem in an otherwise miserable situation.

Client Testimonial, February 2013



Best Wishes to yourself and Steven, you provide a partial restoration of a belief in the system for those of us who have lost faith and question it's fragility, and ability to apply transparent decisions based on reasonable interpretations of truth applied within the framework of our mostly excellent statutes. You guys are the traffic cops so necessary to hold in check the abuses of the too often uncontrolled and unaccountable unelected less than competent or concerned mandarins.

Client Testimonial, August 2012

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