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ARL Lawyers Charitable Trust established in April 2012, is the proud sponsor of Hutt Hospital’s Maternity Ward. The inaugural sponsorship is a three year commitment to Women and Children’s Services at the Hutt Valley DHB, with the Trust’s first donation going to the Maternity ward.

Rebecca Dickie, Partner at ARL, was so delighted with her own maternity care on the Ward that she considered it a worthy sponsorship cause, and it didn’t take much to convince her business partners.

The donation of the Malmet Fluid Warming Cabinet, which had been on the ward’s wish list for some time, heats blankets and towels used for newborn babies and their mothers. Straight after birth, mothers sometimes need the comfort of a warm blanket to regain their equilibrium. Keeping the baby warm is important to prevent unnecessary complications when it is adapting to life outside the womb. ARL also recently donated a Breast Pump to our Maternity Ward.

This year ARL have sponsored an inflatable birthing pool for the Maternity Unit. ARL are planning further support for both the Maternity Unit and the Child Development Service.

ARL Lawyers have a long history of informally supporting children and families in the HuttValley through sponsorship of, and donations to, various sporting, cultural, school and community activities, as well as professionally through its large family law practice.

The ARL Charitable Trust has broad objectives and is a great way of formalising the firm’s support of their local community – starting with the Maternity Ward.

ARL Lawyers has been practising law in the HuttValley for almost 50 years. They are one of New Zealand’s most progressive,mid- sized legal firms. With a commitment to plain English and pragmatic solutions, the firm undertakes a wide variety of work with particular focus on Business Law, Financing, Trusts, Estate Planning, Property and Family Law. If you wish to find out more about ARL Lawyers, visit

Paul G Logan (LLB) - Partner