Andrew has specialised in the resolution of complex relationship property and estate matters, often involving numerous trusts, companies and partnership interests, for over 25 years. Whether Andrew is dealing with farms, businesses, or legal, accounting or medical practices Andrew’s approach is client centred, practical, pragmatic and commercial.
Andrew has been involved in many high-profile cases and he regularly provides media comment nationally on issues relating to relationship property, trusts and estates. Over the last 15 years Andrew has presented to lawyers, accountants and other special interest groups at numerous national conferences on the Property (Relationships) Act and its interplay with trust law, which is a special interest area of his.
Having completed courses in advanced negotiation and advanced mediation at Harvard, Andrew is also a keen advocate of alternative dispute resolution and has conducted over 100 successful mediations throughout his career.
Andrew also presents occasional lectures on relationship property at the University of Canterbury.
Andrew is a past member of the Property (Relationships) Act Committee of the NZ Family Law Section and Lawyers Engaged in Alternative Dispute Resolution (LEADR) and is currently on the organising committees for the NZLS CLE Trust Conference and Relationship Property Intensive.