Alysha Hinton


Alysha is a property lawyer in the Wellington commercial team. Her work includes a wide range of property, trust, estate planning, and immigration matters.

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Alysha has a particular interest in residential and commercial property and regularly advises clients on the sale and acquisition of commercial and residential property, including advising on due diligence issues and drafting agreements for sale and purchase. She also advises on commercial leases for both landlords and tenants, and property developments, including unit title and other subdivisions.

She also provides estate planning advice, working with clients to prepare wills, relationship property agreements, and forms trusts for asset protection. Alysha has also assisted overseas individuals get work and residency visas in New Zealand.

Alysha enjoys working collaboratively with clients to find pragmatic and cost effective solutions that are tailored to their specific needs.

Intellectual Property

In his intellectual property practice, he manages and protects the intellectual property portfolios of a range of New Zealand, Australian and international businesses, assisting with trade mark portfolio protection and strategies, trade marks and licensing, copyright issues and publishing.

In particular, Scott manages local and international trade mark clearance and registration programmes for domestic and foreign clients and associates, in particular from the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom.

Commercial & Corporate

Scott’s commercial and corporate practice consists of assisting clients with corporate structuring (including shareholder agreements and constitutions), capital raising, joint ventures and commercial contracting.

He also assists a number of government entities and not-for-profit clients with their property and commercial procurement and contracting.

Charities, Not-For-Profit and Families Office

In addition to being an experienced trustee and not-for-profit governor himself, Scott advises a number of trustees and organisations on their duties and responsibilities as governors.


He also assists a number of high-net-worth families with their structuring, trust management and private investment portfolios.


Scott leads the firm’s not-for-profit practice and feels privileged to assist some of the most iconic and some of the newest charities and not-for-profit entities in New Zealand, including IHC New Zealand Incorporated, New Zealand Red Cross, Barnardos, Deaf Aotearoa, Student Job Search and United Fire Brigades’ Association of New Zealand.

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Alysha's insights

Unit Titles Act – final changes came into effect on 9 May 2024

24 May 2024

Unit Titles Act Amendments - strengthening governance

21 November 2022

The forgotten duties of estate administration

24 May 2024

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  • Regularly presents at conferences and provides bespoke training for clients, speaking on recent property law changes and the implications for landlords, investors and homeowners


  • Recognised as a NZ Lawyer “Rising Star” in 2022.



  • Member of the Property Law Section

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