Dear Mr Winkler
I would like to take this opportunity in thanking you and your team for all the hard work, commitment and time that you put into helping me and my situation. I put my complete trust in you and your colleagues and felt that you were truly doing what was best for me. You kept me updated throughout the whole case and kept things realistic which I much appreciated also. Your confidence, professionalism, experience and knowledge of the law far exceeded my expectations (for any lawyer) to help me and my situation.

I can't thank you enough for helping me get off my charges as I believe that I am not a bad person, but rather just made a bad decision at the time- but I have learnt from my mistake. Thanks to you, I still have my career which I am very passionate about, as I love teaching and I still have a clear record.

I found you to be very efficient, trustworthy and excellent value for money.

Kindest Regards,


I hereby highly recommend the services of Mr Patrick Winkler's as a barrister. Mr Winkler kindly represented my son recently after he drove while on 28 days suspension for demerit points. All I can say is that he did a marvellous job.

The first lawyer we approached told my son to plead guilty as it's not worth taking it any further because it's a waste of time trying to get off. So the old story is you have to shop around to get the best and you only get what you pay for. As far as I am concerned the results completely out weighed the costs.

Once again I have no problems in recommending Mr Winkler for any issues you may have.

Yours Sincerely

To Whom It May Concern

I was stopped at a checkpoint and subsequently charged with Drink Driving. (Excess Blood Alcohol).

This was to be my 3rd conviction and I was charged with "Aggravated Repeat Offending" carrying a possible sentence of up to two years in jail... more


To Whom It May Concern,

I have known Patrick Winkler on a professional basis since January 2006.
During this time I have found him to be extremely efficient with an eye to detail. He has a very high standard regarding his work and his personal application is out-standing.

I wish him every success in the future and would highly recommend him and his team to anyone requiring his professional services.

Thank you,

As I was searching the internet the night after I was done for dangerous driving and failure to stop for the Police, I came across the Active legal website in search of a Limited Licence as I knew that there was no way that I was going to get off lightly... more


To Whom It May Concern:

I have no hesitation in recommending Patrick Winkler, Barrister, and staff for their professionalism and quality of service.

I sort his expertise after being charged for Drink Driving. It was not my first Drink Driving charge, so I stood to lose a lot...more
Dear Patrick

I would like to thank you for the professional service I received from you and your team.

It was the right decision to appoint you. You told me that there was an 80% chance that we would win, and the case was withdrawn in the end. I could not ask for a better outcome.

Thank you also for being available at all times to answer my questions and to advise me.


To Whom It May Concern

I recently used Patrick Winkler's services on a matter of my drivers licence and the New Zealand Police and Court System

I found Patrick and his team very good, understanding, their knowledge, ability and experience were second to none....more

Kind Regards

Dear Patrick,

Many, many thanks for yours, Andrew's and Mike's work on behalf of my son. It was a great result?.( Theft -son acquitted)

Kindest Regards


Dear Patrick,

Thank you so much for all your help on my case. Great result! Really appreciate it!

Kind Regards

To Whom It May Concern:

I was recently in the unfortunate position of being charged with driving with excess alcohol on two separate occasions within a short period of time. I enlisted the services fo Patrick Winkler to advise and defend me against the charges. I have found Patrick and his team to be totally professional in all respects. They have kept me well informed of the options, consequences and status throughout...more

W H said he was
  • Stoked with the outcome - was not expecting that
  • He was almost doing cartwheels out of the court and had to be physically restrained from expressing his joy inside the court room
  • His family are happy
  • He gets to keep his licence and his life and independence
  • Would definitely use our services again - but as he is scared straight he promises that we will never hear his name again

I just wanted to express my appreciation for the way you handled the whole Limited Licence process.

I thought the affidavit showed a lot of care in compiling the document, you were efficient in all other areas and communicated well with me throughout.

All contributed to a very satisfying result from my perspective- I was driving again by the afternoon of the hearing!.

Thanks and Regards

Dear Patrick

A short note to say thank you very much for all you did for Stephen around his EBA case. I am hoping this will be the dumbest thing he does and he will be less "dopey" moving forward.

Could I just mention how fantastic Kate was through out this whole business. She kept us informed and answered what were probably dumb questions with compassion, knowledge and in a wonderful manner.

Robyn (at Manukau Court) is also a real asset to your firm.


Dear Patrick,

I was looking for some legal advice after getting in some trouble during the middle of the year 2009. I found Active Legal's website when I was searching the net for a Lawyer. I ended up ringing Patrick because I found his website to have good information on it. ...more

Dear Patrick and Team

Just a short note of appreciation regarding my DIC charge recently withdrawn by the NZ Police. I would like to commend Christine and Kate for their efforts and courtesy over the 2 years and Alex, Hannah and Prash for their professionalism in the representation of my case to the NZ Police and the Court over that period of time. And, of course, yourself as leader of the legal team. I believe that I have learnt by the experience and have a more conscientious attitude to drinking habits and the road code. Once again, please thank the team on my behalf, and I wish you, and them every success in the future.

Dear Patrick

I am just writing this letter to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the work that you have done for Makere regarding a Drink Driving charge ...more

Dear Patrick

Here I wish to say that when due to an unfortunate event, my son required the services of a Lawyer able to offer the support and help he needed I was fortunate to contact Patrick Winkler...more

Dear Patrick

We wanted to say a most sincere THANK YOU to you for handling David's case and for achieving such an amazing outcome...more

Dear Patrick

I am writing to express my sincere thanks to you and your team for all the work you did on my behalf, your presentation of documents in my defence was outstanding, resulting in all three charges I was accused of being discharged without conviction...more

Dear Patrick

I am writing to you to thank you and your staff for all the effort and guidance that was put into my court case, without this hard work I am sure the outcome would have been totally different...more

To Whom It May Concern:

I found myself being charged with careless driving, which was very traumatic for me as I felt that the charge was undeserved. I phoned Patrick Winkler's office and was reassured that they would be able to help me in the defence of the charge.

The matter was resolved painlessly, and to my satisfaction. I would recommend the services of Patrick and team to those facing driving charges.

Mrs H

To Whom It May Concern:

My family has recently had cause to seek the services of a barrister in regards to a criminal charge.

From the outset, Patrick Winkler was the most helpful and understanding of the barristers we approached, and his whole team was always available and helpful to us.

The fees of Active Legal Solutions were up-front, we know exactly what we were going to pay before we started.

The case ended with a successful outcome for us and we thank Patrick and his team.