Amanda Bradley


Amanda leads the Duncan Cotterill national family and relationship law practice. The team specialise in all areas of family law ranging from parenting disputes to property disputes to estate claims.

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In particular, Amanda specialises in relationship property, both the protection of assets prior to and during a relationship and the division of assets upon separation including personally owned assets, companies and trust property.

Having a background in both law and psychology and with years of practise in family law in New Zealand and the UK, Amanda has extensive experience dealing with highly emotive situations. She pursues all avenues and adapts to achieve the best result for clients through negotiation, mediation and the courts. Amanda is also trained in collaborative law:

Recent highlights

  • Representing clients on separation involving complex property matters in the Family court.
  • Successfully arguing new trust law.
  • Negotiating settlements outside of court through collaboration.
  • Protecting assets through succession planning and contracting out agreements.
  • Advising clients through separation and disputes over children

Amanda's insights

A new Relationship Property Act - what should you expect?

25 July 2019

The forgotten duties of estate administration

24 May 2024

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

24 May 2024

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  • Office Managing Partner for Christchurch office.


“Thank you for everything you’ve done both last year and this year to help my mum. It means so much to both of us.” Private Client 



  • Recognised as a leading lawyer by Doyle’s Guide Leading Family & Relationship Property Lawyers – New Zealand  2023 and 2024.

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