"I have worked for several years on the instructions of Clendons. This has reached the Supreme Court in one case, and the Court of Appeal in another, and I have assisted them informally in other difficult litigation.
I work with firms throughout New Zealand. I record my observations of Clendons as skilled litigation solicitors, and second Counsel to me. They have advanced technological skills and are experts in the field of electronic discovery.

They have a mastery of procedural rules and the ability to handle complex litigation in an orderly and expeditious action. Their research and analytical skills are excellent. They work to high ethical standards."
– NRW Davidson QC
"Clendons have an unrivalled understanding of the legal and commercial issues affecting designers.  Clendons' expertise in intellectual property, contracts, dispute resolution and other legal fields, coupled with their long-term association with the design community in New Zealand, makes them uniquely equipped to provide invaluable assistance to design professionals in all sectors." – Cathy Veninga, Chief Executive Officer, Designers Institute of New Zealand Inc.
"I have had the pleasure of working with Clendons Auckland and its predecessor firm for in excess of 20 years. They offer outstanding litigation support services in all areas including document management, issue identification and academic/tactical input.
The firm's principal Mr James Carnie is practical, commercial, focused and efficient.  Its senior staff including Guy Burgess are among my preferred juniors.
The firm deservedly enjoys the highest reputation in the profession for its competence and integrity."
– Matthew A Muir QC
"We are a software and services technology company, supplying an expanding global customer and partner network. It is essential that our legal advisors understand our technology, and provide advice that is both technically astute and commercially focussed.  Over many years Clendons and their network of overseas associates have been invaluable advisors on a broad range of matters including, but far from limited to, personnel considerations, development of standard contractual terms, overseas litigation, capital raising and customer and partner negotiations.  I thoroughly recommend Clendons to anyone looking for astute, considered legal advice that is applicable in the real world."
Allan Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, Maxava Limited, www.maxava.com