Ross Knight

Partner
LLB University of Auckland
LLM (Public Law) University of Auckland

Direct Phone: + 64 9 920 8678
Mobile: + 64 21 778 160
Email:  ross.knight@tgtlegal.com


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Ross leads the firm's Litigation Team.
 
Prior to joining TGT Legal as a Partner, Ross practiced for many years as a Barrister Sole from Princes Chambers in Auckland’s CBD and before that as a Partner in a national law firm where he led its family law section.
 
Ross in one of New Zealand’s leading relationship property and trust law specialists. He is frequently retained on complex financial cases involving significant assets both in New Zealand and internationally. He appears regularly in the Family Court, High Court, and Court of Appeal but is also a proponent of alternative dispute resolution, through mediation and where appropriate, arbitration.


BACKGROUND
  • Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand: 1980
  • Trustee, Unitec Trust (1990 -1999)
  • Chairperson, Campbell’s Bay Primary School Board of Trustees (1991-1997)
  • New Zealand Law Society Cost Revisor (1998 – 2008)
  • Commissioner, Waimakoia Special Residential School (1999 – 2001)
  • Convenor, Relationship Property, Sub-Committee of the New Zealand Law Society’s Family Law Section (2005 – 2008)
  • Limited Statutory Manager, Waimakoia Special Residential School (2001)
  • Council Member, Unitec Council (2002 – 2003)
  • Member of Rotary International: Rotary Club of Auckland Inc
  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society’s Friends Panel
  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society’s Practice on Own Account Assessment Panel
  • Member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

AREAS OF SPECIALISATION
  • Trust and Relationship Property Litigation
  • Wills, Succession and Estate Disputes
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution – Mediation and Arbitration
Ross Knight-WEB-6549-701-156
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
PUBLICATIONS
  • Contributing Author – Julia Hartley Moore Infidelity – Exploding the Myths (2nd ed, Exisle Publishing Limited, Auckland, 2011)
  • Contributing Author – Julia Hartley Moore Suddenly Single – A Survival Guide for the Unexpected (HarperCollins, Auckland, 2007)
  • Contributing Author – Julia Hartley Moore Infidelity – Exploding the Myths (1st ed, HarperCollins, Auckland, 2004)
 
Contact us
+64 9 920 8660
South British Insurance Company Limited Building
Level 7
3-13 Shortland Street
Auckland 1140
New Zealand