"Murray and I would like to thank everyone at Schmidt & Peart Law for everything you have done in relation to my claim with ACC. We are truly grateful, not only for the actual work but also for the understanding and support we have received from you - it has meant so much to finally feel heard and understood. We now feel we can move on, focus on life to come and find ways to enjoy it again. Thank you so much for helping us to reach this point."
"When ACC rejected the claim for our son's lifetime of care, we were not surprised but we were extremely frustrated and angry. We had heard horror stories of long, painful battles for cover and, given our circumstances, we weren't sure that we could handle it.
Schmidt & Peart Law brought their excellent knowledge of both the law and of ACC to the table. They found us the best possible expert to submit on our behalf and they were approachable and "human", throughout the process of preparation.
Although our case was a difficult one, we went into the adjudication feeling confident of it and thanks to the vigilance, focus and skill that Mr Peart demonstrated throughout proceedings, we left the adjudication feeling even more so. Our son won his cover leaving ACC no grounds to appeal. Without the benefit of Schmidt & Peart Law, the merits of our case may have never been seen and we might still be fighting to get our beloved son the care he needs."
Chloe Franklin-Browne, Whanganui
"I can't thank Phil and his team enough for what they have done for me. I had a reasonably complicated case with ACC that my first lawyer pretty much gave up on. But after my first meeting with Phil he told me I didn't need to worry about the case anymore because that's what I was paying him for. Although the whole process took a matter of years I was always kept up to date with where things were at via email or sometimes a phone call if options needed to be discussed. It was obvious right from the start that Phil has a lot of passion for what he does and he's also very good at it. Even though my case is now over Phil has said that he's still there if I need any more help with ongoing dealings with ACC. I would/have recommended Phil and his team to anyone having difficulties with ACC."
David Tarr, Tauranga
"Hamish, Phil and Meredith, we cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for us – winning my case not just once, but twice! You were able to prove that ACC had not properly considered my back pain, and prove I could not realistically do the jobs that ACC said I could. Thanks for your skilful arguments and the doctors you found to help. Thanks for dealing with ACC when it got too much for me. The successful decisions were life changing for us."
"The team at Schmidt and Peart Law have been great to work with. After battling for more than two years I found Schmidt and Peart Law, who were able to get a successful outcome within six months. When I came to see Hamish I hadn't known where to go or what to do. I had a tricky case about my shoulder injuries and there were some technical issues because of an old review decision. Other advocates I'd talked to said they couldn't help.
Hamish told me there were still some legal options available. We agreed to do my case in stages so that it was affordable, and we could get some new evidence first and work out if the case was strong or not. Hamish got some helpful medical reports, so it was worth carrying on. Eventually we got ACC cover for both shoulders.
I couldn't have asked for a better result. I've now had surgery on my left shoulder, I'm receiving weekly payments and I'm hopeful of getting treatment soon on my right shoulder and getting back to work. I feel lucky to have found Schmidt and Peart Law who were so expert and efficient in the work they did for me – I only wish I'd found them sooner."
Warren Johnson, Auckland