Adam HolladAbout Adam Holland

Adam has been a litigator for more than 18 years.

After completing his LLB(Hons) at Victoria University in 1997, Adam took a job at a national law firm in Wellington working in the areas of civil disputes, bankruptcy and some criminal matters.

In 2000 Adam took his career overseas to the USA, where he worked at two New York law firms in the areas of commercial and civil litigation.

Adam returned to New Zealand in 2007 to pursue a long held interest in criminal defence work.

Adam has since gained extensive experience working in cases ranging from domestic violence and traffic offenses, through to appeal work and complex criminal trials in the areas of fraud, serious violence, sex and drug charges.

Adam has legal aid categorisation to act on any type of criminal matter, including appeals to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Contact Adam Holland regarding criminal defence or civil litigation.

Why choose Adam Holland as your lawyer?

“The broad range of professional experience I have gathered has given me strong trial advocacy and negotiation skills, along with an ability to communicate in a clear and straight-forward manner with my clients.”

“My clients find me thorough, tenacious and committed to achieving the best result for them while also trying to manage the inevitable stress and anxiety many feel when confronted with a legal dispute or criminal charge.”

Feedback from some of Adam Holland’s clients

I was only 17 years old when I got charged. Adam helped me through my court case in a way where he seemed to really care about me personally. He took the time to get to know me and to understand where I was coming from. He was able to present that to the Court and he kept me out of prison. I am really thankful for everything he has done for me.

TM - serious violence charges

I would like to thank Adam Holland. I was facing a charge of rape by a family member that was not true. I was fearful, but Adam helped me and kept me on bail despite several breaches. I could tell that Adam put everything into defending me and he believed in me. I am so relieved and recommend Adam to anyone facing a serious sex-related charge.

UT - rape charge

I have known Adam Holland for over 18 months while he has represented my son through the Courts. Our case was complicated as it involved forensic mental health issues. Adam informed us of the process throughout, he was respectful and we felt that he dealt with our case diligently. I have no difficulty in recommending Adam’s legal services and do so without hesitation.

G Elphinstone-Jolly - insanity defence for family member

My wife and I were lucky enough to meet Adam during an incredibly stressful time in our lives. Adam was able to get to the heart of my legal issues quickly and then provide clear advice on my options. He was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had and he was able to successfully argue for a result where I did not receive a criminal conviction on my record. Thank you so much Adam.

YB - fraud charges

Thank you for your services with my recent street racing charge. I would highly recommend you to anyone needing a Barrister. You were easy to get on with and had an excellent understanding of the charge I was up against. I had every confidence in a favourable outcome with you as my lawyer.

Alex Sawyer - traffic charges

Adam is an outstanding barrister who I have nothing but gratitude for. I was falsely accused on a charge that would have ruined my life if I had been convicted. As we prepared for trial, Adam used his analytical ability to assess the Police case and to provide me with insightful legal advice. It was through his guidance that my family and I were able to maintain relatively calm under the stress of a trial process. The end result of an acquittal was just and it is thanks to Adam that I was able to maintain my innocence.

MD - Indecency charge.

I’m really thankful that I was represented by Adam Holland.

From the beginning he clearly outlined my options and the result was a dramatic improvement on my situation and a significant reduction in my sentence. Before instructing Adam I was facing time in jail and my life would have been ruined.

I would not hesitate to contact Adam if I ever need legal advice again.

LH - serious violence charge.

Mr. Holland assisted me with a charge of illegal street racing. He was professional and courteous. He went above and beyond in helping me to prepare for the trial.  Through his cross examination he was able to unravel the Police case, resulting in the dismissal of all charges before I even had to give evidence. I would highly recommend anyone in a similar situation to use this true professional.

Raginald Chand - driving a vehicle in an illegal street race.

Adam represented me on several serious sex charges.  I was very worried about the case, but Adam kept me calm and explained the Court process in a way that I understood.  Adam was very prepared leading up to the trial and, after cross examining the complainant for almost a whole day, all charges against me were dismissed. I am over the moon with the result and can’t thank Adam enough for his service.

FT - Rape and abduction charges

Adam I am writing this letter to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for your efforts in looking after me.  I want you to know that I am 100% happy with how you conducted yourself and argued for me in court .  My English may not be perfect, but after seeing and hearing many lawyers over the years you are right up there with the very best I have seen.  Thank you again and God bless.

LT - Violence charges