Qualifications : LLB, LLM (1st class Hons), University of Waikato.
Kate joined Tompkins Wake in 2011 and is a senior associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution and Family Law Team. Kate specialises in trust law and relationship property dealing with claims against estates, trusts, and relationship property disputes. She has experience dealing with applications to the High Court for directions, breach of trust issues, claims by beneficiaries, and performance of trustees.
Kate’s other areas of practice include dealing with applications to validate wills and mental capacity issues, particularly assisting clients with applications for the appointment of welfare guardians and property managers.
Kate regularly meets with clients at Tompkins Wake’s offices in Hamilton, Rotorua, and Auckland.
Areas of expertise
- Relationship Property Disputes
- Trust and Estate Litigation
- Relationship Property Agreements
- PPPR Act applications (capacity issues)