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Property & Real Estate

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.

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:

  • 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
  • Acquisition and Sale
  • Portfolio Leasing

Property & Real Estate team

Andrew Orme

Partner

Campbell Stewart

Partner

Peter Duncan

Partner

Peter Fanning

Partner

Nicky Thomas

Special Counsel

Gemma Bodle

Associate

Jenny Gilmore

Associate

Tomasina Antunovich

Associate

Emily Peacocke

Senior Solicitor

Alex Shdidi

Solicitor

Briar Shaw

Solicitor

Kamelia Purwo

Senior Solicitor

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

Ash Hebden

Law Clerk

Knowledge and insights

Tompkins Wake and Chiefs Rugby - a great partnership on and off the field

Tuesday 23 April, 2019

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More growth for Tompkins Wake in Auckland

Wednesday 17 April, 2019

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Bella Vista: MBIE Report highlights failure to perform statutory functions

Tuesday 9 April, 2019

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Tompkins Wake welcomes new Special Counsel

Monday 14 January, 2019

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Land Transfer Act 2017

Wednesday 28 November, 2018

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The role of Councils in the 'foreign buyer ban'

Thursday 27 September, 2018

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Tompkins Wake strengthens Rotorua team

Thursday 2 August, 2018

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Bella Vista learnings

Tuesday 24 July, 2018

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Court upholds sensible approach to local authority works on private property

Tuesday 24 July, 2018

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Bright-line test extended to 5 years

Wednesday 4 April, 2018

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Tompkins Wake appoints three new Partners

Friday 1 December, 2017

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Foster Group

Monday 16 October, 2017

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Increased Compensation available under the Public Works Act

Monday 12 June, 2017

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Tompkins Wake joins elite global law network.

Monday 12 June, 2017

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Tompkins Wake appoints new Partner

Thursday 1 June, 2017

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