Tess Wethey


Tess has significant business experience in private client business law, property law, Trusts and estates.

Over the course of her career, she has engendered the trust and confidence of a large number of clients, investors, referrers and stakeholders.

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Tess was previously a partner in Mitchell Mackersy Lawyers for 21 years. She is enjoying managing the transition of long term Mackersy Legal clients to Duncan Cotterill while taking the opportunities for contact and involvement with them provided by her role as a Consultant to the firm.

Known for empowering clients, Tess works alongside her clients on their journey, prioritising being accessible and explaining complex ideas in a simple way.

Tess's insights

I have a Trust, do I need a relationship property agreement?

29 September 2023

Shopping around: Further reforms to the Grocery sector continue to shake things up for the main players

29 September 2023

The Therapeutic Products Act 2023 - key information for manufacturers of medical devices

28 September 2023

We're driven by our values

They drive our client relationships and connections with our community, and underpin our achievements.


  • Member of the Institute of Directors.


“Tess not only has a deep knowledge of the law and an understanding of complex matters, but has a real feel for her client’s needs and how they can be met.”
Russell Rodgers, Rodgers and Co.

He tāngata

  • Ambassador, Wakatipu Foundation
    Grants Committee.
  • Impact 100
  • Friends of Tucker Beach Wildlife Reserve Inc. Life member.
  • Queenstown Lakes District Museum
  • Mutima Charitable Trust
  • Arrowtown Community Arts Society.
  • Ngā Mana Hou o Whakatipu.
  • Catalyst Trust.
  • Backcountry Trust.
  • Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust.

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