Private Client

We work with a wide range of enterprising private clients and families, and act for generation after generation of families, assisting them to build on their success and protect the things they value. 

We specialise in creating simple solutions tailored to our private clients' personal situations and goals from individuals and families to business owners. Our service is underpinned by care and attention, discretion and responsiveness. We can assist in the following areas:

Property

With one of the largest property teams in the country, we handle all types of property transactions, ensuring everything goes smoothly. Our team has the expertise to help you whether it’s buying, selling, subdividing, developing, or investing in property.

Rural

The agribusiness sector underpins our client base and we have acted for generations of families looking after their interests.

Whether it’s assisting a family with succession issues or advising a company, syndicate, joint venture, or limited partnership on the acquisition or disposal of a rural investment and financing arrangements, we understand the needs of rural and agribusiness clients.

Business

New Zealand is defined by small to medium enterprises and family businesses. Our team understands the pressures and challenges that these businesses face and our aim is to deliver practical and commercial outcomes.                                

We can help with business structuring, shareholder and joint venture agreements, business sale and purchase, and general business contracts such as supply agreements and terms of trade.

Trusts

Trusts play a key role in the family context to protect family assets from business, relationship property, and other risks as well as ensure a smooth succession of family assets to the right people or the next generation. Trusts are also increasingly key players in successful business structures. 

We have a depth of experience across the range of trust structures and can create a tailor-made solution for you.

Relationship property

When you own property and you are in a relationship it can be difficult to understand what your rights are if you have a relationship break-up. Our specialist team focuses solely on relationship property and will be able to help you on a wide range of relationship property matters including relationship property agreements, separation agreements, advising you of your rights under the Property (Relationships) Act. We are also specialised to deal with litigation and mediation if needed.

Elder law

Our team has the expertise to make you feel safe and secure in your retirement years. If you are nearing or have reached retirement age, we can review your situation and give you advice on your affairs. We advise on retirement villages, wills, enduring powers of attorney and residential care subsidies.

Wills and estates

Our business is ensuring that your affairs are in order by putting an asset plan in place for you which includes your will. 

Wills are often taken for granted, but they are key documents in any person’s asset plan. We have the experience and take the care to make sure your intentions will be carried out through your will as you expect.

We also have a team dedicated to administering estates and completing the transfer of assets under wills efficiently and in a way that supports families during some of the tough times in life.