Schmidt and Peart Law 
Accident compensation law specialists

Our Services

We are a specialist accident compensation law firm based in Auckland, New Zealand.  Partners Philip Schmidt and Hamish Peart represent claimants in all areas of ACC and personal injury law, including:

  • ACC reviews, including conciliation and facilitation meetings prior to a review hearing 
  • ACC appeals in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal
  • Injury cover, including treatment injury (medical misadventure)
  • Weekly compensation and loss of potential earnings claims
  • Attendant care and home help
  • Vocational independence and suspension of entitlements decisions
  • Lump sum for major injury
  • Surgery costs
  • Historic claims
  • Fraud investigations


In addition to our ACC practice, we litigate personal injury cases (e.g. claims under total and permanent disability, income protection or trauma policies).  We also represent victims in criminal sentencing matters relating to reparation for injury and emotional harm. 

We have extensive network of professional relationships with medical specialists and other assessors who we can instruct to provide independent advice and expert evidence. 

We do not do legal aid work.  There are different fee options available depending on the type of case.  We are happy to have an initial discussion to assess the merits of your case.