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Jenny Turner

LLB, BCom, Partner

Jenny is a partner in our Private Client Services Team.
She has experience in a broad range of property matters including residential, commercial and rural property sale and purchase transactions, leasing, financing and property development.
Jenny enjoys assisting clients with subdivision, whether it is freeholding as existing cross-lease title or completing a Unit Title development.
Jenny acts for wide range of clients including buyers and sellers of small business, and both commercial and residential landlords and tenants. 

A particular area of interest in Jenny’s practice is estate planning, asset protection planning, ownership structuring, and trust formation.

Jenny has been nationally recognised as a 'Rising Star' on the NZ Lawyer Rising Stars List 2021.

"I enjoy assisting clients through the legal issues life presents, whether it is moving house, embarking on a business venture or planning for the future."

Recent Projects

  • Acting for buyers and sellers of residential, commercial and rural property

  • Completing a large mixed residential / commercial Unit Title development involving both the sale and lease of units

  • Providing advice on entry into rest home or retirement villages

  • Assisted clients to complete Estate Planning arrangements, wills, enduring powers of attorney and trust arrangements

  • Completion of boundary adjustments, subdivisions, cross lease plan changes, unit title development

  • Acted for a land owner to confirm lease arrangements for a supermarket development

  • Advised vineyard companies on land acquisition in Marlborough, completing property due diligence

Recent Articles


EQC confirm stance on assigned claims.

In July 2019, the Supreme Court in Xu v IAG confirmed that EQ insurance claim assignees are only entitled to be indemnified under the assigned insurance claim. This means that assignees of private insurance house claims are only compensated for their actual loss; usually the reduction in market value of the property due to the EQ damage or depreciated replacement or repair costs, which allows for the age and condition of the property.

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Your home is your castle

Lockdown and the COVID-19 global pandemic has seen us all spending more of our time at home.

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COVID-19 and getting your affairs in order

In times of uncertainty it is important to have your personal affairs in order. From a legal standpoint this includes having a will, considering powers of attorney, property matters and how your estate or trusts are administered.

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KiwiSaver Rules Tweaked for Second Chance Withdrawals

Good news for those that have previously owned property. The Minister for Building and Housing, Dr Nick Smith, has recently announced that the income caps are being removed from the previous home owner eligibility criteria from 1 July 2016

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New year, new plan

With 2016 well and truly here and January done and dusted resolutions may have been set, new systems in place and the journey has started to achieve those milestones. With the life plan in place it may also be a good time to consider your 'legal health' and your plan for the New Year in that regard.

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Assisting Family Members with a Property Purchase

Banks are restricted by the amount of lending they are able to offer purchasers due to a Loan to Value Ratio (LVR) imposed upon them by the Reserve Bank. The LVR is the amount of the loan divided by the value of the property and if this is more than 80%, i.e. there is less than a 20% deposit, the banks are stricter with the amount they will lend.

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Bright Line Test - Sale of Residential Property

As part of the 2015 Budget, the Government announced changes to the tax rules around property transactions, introducing the 'bright line test'. The new rules will apply to transactions from 1 October 2015.

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  • Canterbury Women's Legal Association

  • Property Council of New Zealand

Speaking Engagements

  • Regular speaker at Property Unlocked seminars with ANZ since 2015.
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