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Private Client and Trusts

We help New Zealanders create a secure future for themselves and their loved ones by preserving their assets and providing guidance through difficult circumstances to achieve the right outcomes.

Our tax, trusts, wills, estate administration, family law and real estate specialists will work with you to gain a clear understanding of your situation, while delivering practical advice to help you negotiate challenges and achieve your goals.

Services we provide

  • Trusts - including establishment, administration, review, restructure, and distribution
  • Wills - complex drafting and advice
  • Estate administration - complex applications for grants of probate and letters of administration for both New Zealand wills and foreign wills
  • Powers of attorney - enduring, general and specific
  • Relationship property - advice and contracting out agreements
  • Gifting - advice post the abolishment of gift duty
  • Retirement villages - advice on occupation right agreements
  • Residential care - advice on eligibility for government subsidies and government loans.

We have in-depth experience in dealing with the Family Protection Act, the Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act, and the Property (Relationships) Act and their impact on wills and estates. Should any contentious issues arise, our lawyers work with our litigation experts to achieve the best possible outcome.


We provide tax and trust law advice to New Zealand trusts (both private and charitable) and international trusts which have a connection to New Zealand. Click here for more detail and to download our Trusts Act 2019 guides.

Family law

Our team of specialist family lawyers work with clients across New Zealand and internationally. We provide clear guidance, and compassion, to help achieve the best outcome for you and your family. Click here for more detail.

Non-New Zealand residents and international trusts

We advise individuals who are moving to New Zealand, whether as new migrants or returning residents, particularly on tax and relationship property issues. Click here for more detail.