People

Partners

  • LLB University of Auckland
    LLM University of Toronto
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    + 64 9 920 8672

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    Pravir Tesiram

    Partner

    LLB University of Auckland
    LLM University of Toronto
    TEP

    • Background and experience  

      Pravir is regarded by his clients and many of his peers as the leading expert in private client work in New Zealand. He is sought out for his  extensive knowledge and expertise gained during a career spanning almost 40 years. He is a trusted adviser to many of New Zealand’s most well-known  families. He is an experienced trustee.

      Pravir provides strategic advice and guidance on general succession matters to high-net-worth clients throughout New Zealand as well as being sought out by family members, their trustees, family offices and other professional advisers for advice in this specialist area. He also has extensive experience in cross border issues succession and tax issues affecting families with interests or family members in multiple jurisdictions.

      Pravir is ranked in band 1 as a private client lawyer in Chamber & Partners High Net Worth guide. He is also a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). Pravir is one of the founding partners of TGT Legal and has been managing partner since 2008. Before founding TGT Legal in 2002 he was a partner at Russell McVeagh and leader of their private client team.

      Pravir is also the co-founder of and consultant to the CCH Trust Service, a software-based trust database and precedent system.

    • Qualifications and memberships  

      1983 - Admitted as a Barrister and solicitor of the HIgh Court of New Zealand
      Member of International Tax Planning Association (ITPA)
      Member of International Fiscal Association (IFA)
      Member of Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP)
      Member of ICANZ Trust Special Interest Group

  • LLB (Hons) University of Auckland
    BCom University of Auckland
    TEP

    + 64 9 920 8680

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    Juliet Moses

    Partner

    LLB (Hons) University of Auckland
    BCom University of Auckland
    TEP

    • Background and experience  

      Juliet Moses is a highly skilled and trusted adviser having built a reputation for understanding client-family dynamics, while recognising and respecting each family member's objectives, needs, interests and values.

      Juliet provides advice on all legal issues relating to trusts as well as on estate planning, relationship property, estates, and wills. She regularly works with trustees, beneficiaries and other stakeholders, advising them on their rights and obligations, as well as acting as a trustee.

      Juliet is a regular chair and presenter of seminars and author of articles on issues arising in those areas. She regularly speaks at New Zealand Law Society and Auckland District Law Society Inc conferences, and at STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) events, as well as being quoted in the media on such issues. Juliet is the chair of the STEP education committee and a recipient of the STEP Founder’s Award for Outstanding Achievement.

      Juliet is Honorary Solicitor to the Auckland Chevra Kadisha Benevolent Society and Trust Board, and to the Aorangi Club. She is also actively involved in community organisations in other ways.  Among other things, she is a trustee of the Astor Foundation, working to maintain a peaceful and harmonious society in New Zealand and addressing issues arising from extremism and religious and ethnic hatred. She is also a trustee of the Auckland Foundation, the community foundation of Auckland, Tamaki Makaurau.

    • Qualifications and memberships  

      1996 - Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
      Member of CAANZ Trust Special Interest Group
      Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and received the
      Founder's Award for Outstanding Achievement
      Member of The International Academy of Trust and Estate Law
      Honorary Solicitor to Auckland Chevra Kadisha Benevolent Society and Trust Board
      Honorary Solicitor to the Aorangi Club
      Chair of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Education Committee (NZ) and contributing author and tutor of Trust and Estates Diploma (NZ)
      Trustee of Astor Foundation
      Spokesperson for the New Zealand Jewish Council

  • LLB (Hons) Victoria University of Wellington
    BCA Victoria University of Wellington

    + 64 9 920 8679

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    Stephen Law

    Partner

    LLB (Hons) Victoria University of Wellington
    BCA Victoria University of Wellington

    • Background and experience  

      Stephen had extensive experience as corporate lawyer before transitioning to being a trust lawyer at TGT.

      Stephen now specialises exclusively in providing advice on legal issues relating to trusts, general estate planning, relationship property, estates, and wills. He  regularly works with trustees, beneficiaries, and their advisers, advising them on their rights and obligations.

      His corporate, commercial experience underpins the practical advice he can provide as a trust lawyer on long term succession issues to business families and those holding long term legacy assets. His experience and expertise are particularly valuable where highly bespoke trust structures are required to provide for the devolution of strategic assets to the next generation.

    • Qualifications and memberships  

      1996 - Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
      Member of CAANZ Trust Special Interest Group

Consultants

  • LLB University of Auckland
    BCom University of Auckland
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    + 64 9 920 8666

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    Richard Taylor

    Consultant

    LLB University of Auckland
    BCom University of Auckland
    TEP

    • Background and experience  

      Richard is often sought out for his wisdom and experience. He has wide-ranging experience in advising and acting for private clients and their related trusts and other entities.

      Richard is a trustee of the inter-generational succession trusts of many families. He provides clients with a broad range of succession and asset planning advice always aiming to ensure that they have the benefit of structures and plans that achieve their objectives and are “fit for purpose”.

      Richard is a founding partner of TGT Legal. Before founding TGT Legal in 2002 he was a partner at Bell Gully and leader of their private client team.

      Richard is President of the Auckland Medical Research Foundation, a Trustee of the Halberg Foundation and advises several charitable and not-for-profit organisations.

    • Qualifications and memberships  

      Member of Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP)
      Member of CAANZ Trust Special Interest Group

Solicitors

  • LLB (Hons) University of Auckland
    MA (Hons) University of Auckland
    TEP

    + 64 9 920 8685

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    Fiona King

    Senior Associate

    LLB (Hons) University of Auckland
    MA (Hons) University of Auckland
    TEP

    • Background and experience  

      Fiona has a strong client focus and enjoys delivering the optimal outcome for her clients. She expertly balances her technical know-how with the provision of practical solutions to her clients.

      Fiona advises on all aspects of trust law and personal asset planning, and has experience in complex trust restructuring and drafting whatever documentation is required to seamlessly achieve clients’ personal asset planning objectives.

      Fiona is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

    • Qualifications and memberships  

      2009 - Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
      Member of CAANZ Trust Special Interest Group
      Member of Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP)

  • LLB University of Otago
    BA (Hons) University of Otago
    TEP

    + 64 9 920 8667

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    Gregory Ambler

    Senior Associate

    LLB University of Otago
    BA (Hons) University of Otago
    TEP

    • Background and experience  

      Greg is a specialist in succession law, including estate planning, the establishment and administration of trusts and charitable entities, relationship property, and domestic and international estates. He also has a special interest in the law of mental capacity and adult decision-making.

      Greg is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a member of the Family Law Section and the Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, and a contributor to Bloomsbury’s International Estate Succession.

      He is also a trustee of the McCahon House Trust and has an interest in the law of art and cultural property, and is proud to support the Auckland Community Law Centre as a volunteer adviser.

    • Qualifications and memberships  
      2010 - Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
      Member of Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP)
  • LLB (Hons) University of Auckland
    BA University of Auckland
    ATCL (Speech and Drama) Trinity College London
    TEP

    + 64 9 920 8682

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    Zoe Ellwood

    Senior Associate

    LLB (Hons) University of Auckland
    BA University of Auckland
    ATCL (Speech and Drama) Trinity College London
    TEP

    • Background and experience  

      Zoe joined TGT Legal after two years at a large commercial firm in the banking and finance team. Zoe advises on all aspects of trust law including the establishment and administration of trusts, duties of trustees and rights of beneficiaries, resettlements and variations.

      She also advises on personal asset planning (including wills, use of trusts and memoranda of guidance for trustees), relationship property matters, powers of attorney, probate and estate administration and charitable trusts.

      In 2021 Zoe completed and was awarded with distinction the NZ STEP Diploma in Trusts & Estates.

    • Qualifications and memberships  

      2014 - Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
      Member of Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP)

  • LLB University of Auckland
    BA University of Auckland

    + 64 9 920 8673

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    Maysie Chan

    Senior Solicitor

    LLB University of Auckland
    BA University of Auckland

    • Background and experience  

      Maysie advises clients on their trusts and general private client matters, including the creation, review and restructuring of trust and personal asset structures and estate planning.

      She has a keen interest in and previous experience dealing with all aspects of wills, probate, letters of administration and both simple and complex estate administration. Client feedback praised Maysie for her “professional and kindly” manner and her expertise in engaging “in the necessary legal gymnastics” to administer a cross-border estate from the beginning to end.

    • Qualifications  

      2019 - Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

  • Brittany Couper

    Senior Solicitor

    BA/LLB (Hons) University of Auckland

    • Background and experience  

      Brittany is a solicitor specialising in non-contentious private client services.

      Brittany assists the team with a wide range of matters including advising on trusts, relationship property agreements, wills and enduring powers of attorney.  She enjoys advising clients on key milestones and creating personalised succession and asset protection arrangements.

      Brittany has previously worked in Environment and Litigation teams.

    • Qualifications  

      2018 - Admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

  • LLB Auckland University of Technology
    BA University of Auckland

    + 64 9 920 8669

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    Henry Leung

    Solicitor

    LLB Auckland University of Technology
    BA University of Auckland

    • Background  

      Henry works with the team with creation and administration of trusts, personal assets planning, wills, EPAs, and charitable matters. He frequently conducts research on complex legal issues and is able to produce legal advice that offers insight into a difficult and ambiguous issue. Henry is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.

      Prior to joining TGT Legal and graduating from law school, Henry worked as a litigation assistant to support litigators with a wide range of civil, criminal, and family matters at a different firm. His experience remains helpful when contentious matters arise. 

      Apart from the law of trusts, Henry is also passionate about public law and was on the Law Dean’s List for Law of Democracy

    • Qualifications  

      2022 - Admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

  • Emma Glubb

    Law Clerk

    LLB University of Canterbury

    • Background  

      Emma is a law graduate from the University of Canterbury. She works in the areas of trusts, wills, succession, relationship property and estates. With experience gained through volunteering at Community Law Canterbury, she has a passion for helping clients navigate the legal landscape with empathy and clarity.

      Emma is in the process of completing her Professional Legal Studies course and is due to be admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand by the end of the year.

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