Joshua Pietras


Joshua specialises in all areas of civil litigation, but has a growing focus on trust, estate, and relationship property disputes.

He is known for assisting those with the legal implications following difficult times – be it a recent separation or death in the family. Joshua represents clients on complex trust and estate disputes, prioritising straightforward advice for his clients’ desired outcomes.

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As an experienced litigator, Joshua appears regularly in Court and advises on the full spectrum of family and private client matters.

Joshua has a Masters of Law (International Law) from the Australian National University, and is well equipped to advise clients on disputes with a cross-border element.

Recent highlights

  • Successfully obtaining a $1 million judgment for a victim of fraud following a five-day High Court trial over a sham separation agreement. 
  • Successfully opposed an application for a writ of habeas corpus (release from detention) brought by a parent involved in a bitter custody dispute.
  • Acted in the partially successful strike out application of a defence of truth in defamation proceedings.
  • Successful appeal against the High Court’s finding of undue influence involving a 12-year long dispute between a father and son.

Joshua's insights

Limitation of liability clauses upheld by the High Court

18 April 2024

The importance of Wills

14 November 2023

Protecting your inheritance

13 November 2023

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He tāngata

  • Registered provider for civil legal aid.


  • Author of the Lexis Nexis Practical Guidance chapter on Restraining Orders and Editor of the District Court Rules commentary.


  • Masters of Law (International Law) from the Australian National University

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