I am a senior associate in the firm's commercial property group and am a specialist in private client work.
I have had a great deal of experience in private legal practice together with in-house legal and management roles in trust companies.
I advise on all areas of succession planning and asset protection including:
Trusts – establishment, administration, review, resettlement, variations and vesting
Wills – drafting and advice
Estate administration – applications for grants of probate and letters of administration for both New Zealand and foreign wills
Powers of Attorney – enduring, general and specific
Retirement Villages – advice on occupation right agreements
Residential Care – advice
I belong to:
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) – Member
Estate and Tax Planning Council – Member
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Disciplinary Panel – Member
New Zealand Law Society Auckland Standards Committee No. 4 – Convener
Auckland District Law Society Trust Law Committee – Member
Richard has experience in the following areas:
Personal / private client, Trusts and estates
Richard has previously helped clients in the following industries:
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