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Tompkins Wake provides a full range of property law services throughout New Zealand, combining our local knowledge with nationally recognised expertise.

As the largest practice area in the firm, our property team has built a strong reputation for providing practical and commercial legal advice that assists our clients to achieve their objectives. We do this by working collaboratively with our other specialist practice areas to ensure our clients have access to the best strategic legal advice suited to their needs.

At Tompkins Wake, we act for private clients, developers, investors, end-users, property funds and local government authorities, advising on construction projects, developments, acquisitions, and disposals and leasing.

Tompkins Wake has specialist legal expertise in all aspects of commercial property, including:

  • due diligence and acquisitions
  • divestments
  • commercial leasing
  • property syndication

 The firm also advises individuals on personal property matters including:

  • Conveyancing
  • Trust and estate planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Preparation of wills
  • Relationship Property 
  • Law relating to the elderly, including retirement villages and residential care.

Areas of expertise:

  • Commercial Property Transactions
  • Crown Minerals - Oil and Gas
  • Easements
  • Electricity Easements
  • Insolvency
  • Kiwisaver HomeStart Applications
  • Large Scale Development
  • LINZ Registrations
  • Local Government Property
  • Maori Land
  • Public Works Act
  • Refinancing and Restructuring
  • Residential Property Transactions
  • Retirement Village - Applications/Settlements
  • Rural Property
  • Unit Titles
  • Subdivisions and Development
  • Property Development
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Mortgagee Sales
  • Commercial Property - Acquisition and Sale
  • Portfolio Leasing

Property team

Andrew Orme


Campbell Stewart


Gary O'Neale


Peter Duncan


Peter Fanning


Richard Pryce


Scott Ratuki


Kate Searancke

Senior Associate

Michele Bonne

Senior Associate

Gemma Bodle


Jenny Gilmore


Tomasina Antunovich


Kamelia Purwo

Senior Solicitor

Emily Peacocke


Bridget MacKinlay

Registered Legal Executive

Christine Gavin

Registered Legal Executive

Denise Masters

Registered Legal Executive

Naomi Fletcher

Registered Legal Executive

Wendy Ardern

Registered Legal Executive

Case studies

Foster Group

Tuesday 10 October, 2017