I am a commercial and property specialist in the Christchurch office of Duncan Cotterill. I advise on a wide range of general commercial, property and private client matters and have a particular interest in agribusiness and trusts.
My property experience includes advising clients on property matters generally, from the sale and purchase of commercial, rural and residential properties to commercial leasing, property developments and subdivisions. I advise on a range of business and commercial issues including providing structuring advice and advice on share transactions and commercial agreements. I also advise on all aspects of succession planning and asset protection with a particular interest in trust law, often in the agribusiness space with farming families with significant multi-generational assets across a broad range of rural sectors (dairy, sheep and beef, arable).
I am a member of the Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society, on the trusts law committee for the Canterbury-Westland branch of the New Zealand Law Society and am a member the NZ Institute of Primary Industry Managers. I am a member of Business Networking International (BNI) and am a trustee of a community organisation and provide pro-bono legal assistance on a voluntary basis through Citizens Advice.