Personal and Family

Personal and Family

Introduction

Every life is a story, and whatever personal challenges you or your family are facing, we can help. 
Our clients appreciate our professional and personable approach, and our highly regarded team are equipped to handle the most significant and complex of matters.
 

Elder Law

We have a team of lawyers who are experienced in elder law. We understand the importance of structuring property and personal affairs in an orderly and practical way.

 

Family

Our team strives to provide sensitive advice which is tailored to the individuals involved.

 

Immigration

GQ specialises in immigration, visa solutions and employment. We provide support for immigrants already living in New Zealand or for planned immigration.

 

Private Client

Our approachable team have extensive expertise in assisting our private clients.
 

Relationship Property 

We have significant experience in assisting clients through separations and formally resolving the division of relationship property. 
If you would like to discuss any family law matters further, contact one of our team.

 

Private Client

We understand that people want and deserve integrity, discretion, dignity and, above all, peace of mind. This is never more so than when ensuring your assets are protected.

Trusts are now a commonplace structure for both personal and commercial purposes. The law relating to the trusts is in constant evolution as cases relating to trusts regularly come before the Courts. As the design and use of trusts is becoming even more complex and specialised, we maintain a priority for all of our lawyers to receive ongoing education and training. Our team is well equipped to establish and administer robust trusts and to provide advice on sound succession planning to give our clients peace of mind.

  • Designing and advising on new trust structures
  • Transferring assets to a trust
  • Gifting
  • Resettlement and variation of trusts
  • Establishing and administering special purpose trusts, including charitable trusts
  • Designing trading trusts and resolving related issues in a commercial context
  • Drafting wills
  • Passing on trusts to the next generation

Personal and Family

Personal and Family Team

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Paul Shearer
Partner
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Alex Laurenson
Partner
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Kaye McKenzie
Consultant
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Paige Hellier
Lawyer
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Jack Hutchinson
Lawyer
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Rhiannon Stannard
Lawyer
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Karen Griffiths
Registered Legal Executive