Personal Planning

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 during your lifetime as well as being confident that your assets will be administered pursuant to your wishes when you pass away.

Our Team has extensive experience in these areas of law.  We can provide advice on sound succession planning and asset protection, including the establishment and administering of trusts and the preparation of wills and enduring powers of attorney.  We are also well equipped to assist with the administering of estates and advice on estate related issues.

Our Team recognises every person has individual and unique circumstances. We understand the importance of structuring property and personal affairs in an orderly and practical way. We aim to work closely with each of our clients to ensure they obtain that valuable peace of mind which is achieved when your affairs are in good order.

We have a range of free downloadable guides from Asset Protection, Charities Information, Family Trusts, through to Wills and Estate Administration and much more. Check them out via the free resources button below:

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Below are details on some of the services we can provide:

Personal Affairs

  • Advising on and preparing enduring powers of attorney
  • Drafting wills
  • Living wills
  • Advance directives
  • Codicils
  • Preparing memorandum of wishes
  • Asset protection advice
  • Succession planning advice
  • Rest home subsidy applications
  • Advice on gifting
  • Deeds of Acknowledgement of Debt


  • Designing and advising on new trust structures
  • Transferring assets to or from a trust
  • Resettlement and variation of trusts
  • Establishing and administering special purpose trusts, including charitable trusts
  • Designing trading trusts and resolving related issue in a commercial context
  • Professional trustee services
  • Advice and assistance with the administration and management of trusts
  • Review of trusts
  • Distributions
  • Wind up of trusts


  • Advice and assistance to executors with administering estates
  • Applications for probate and letters of administration
  • Distributions
  • Indemnities
  • Advice to beneficiaries in respect to estate issues
  • Financial and Administration Statements
  • Deeds of Family Arrangements
  • Court applications in respect to wills and probate

We recently had dealings with Catherine Grogan winding up our family trusts and transferring life insurances. She provided excellent service and understanding of our needs and we would recommend Catherine to anyone requiring those services .

R and G

Nice clean offices and staff were switched on to our requirements and patiently dealt with us.

Mark Barraclough

Thank you for assisting me with this matter and providing great advice to sort from my end and yours.

Stephanie Poutu

Our Wills needed updating and we found Fleur Coumbe very friendly and pleasant to deal with. She was extremely efficient and all our questions were carefully explained and answered to our satisfaction. We had our new Wills printed and signed during one short appointment. Fleur also advised us and gave us information on 'Enduring Powers of Attorney'. Altogether we were extremely happy with our experience.

Graeme and Rose White

Alice and Suzanne have a real strength in listening- they have always given me practical advice tailored to whatever my circumstances at the time may be. Sorting out the legal side of property transactions is a chore, but they seem to be able to make it pain-free every time. They will be my go-to wherever I might buy property in NZ.


Thank you to Fleur and her team for the professional handling of my mums estate. We were kept well informed and everything was handled with respect. It was much appreciated at such a difficult time for us.

Jane Kenny

Personal Planning Team

Catherine Grogan


Rod Gordon


Angela Paton


Fleur Coombe

Registered Legal Executive

Sandy Ellice

Registered Legal Executive

Linda Welch

Registered Legal Executive

Trina Jury

Client Trust Manager

Lynell Taunoa

Client Trust Administrator

Nola Hall

Trust Account Support & Administration

Mikala Galvin

Client Trust Administrator

Merianne Martul

Client Trust Administrator

Belinda Sharplin

Legal Support

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