Tony Walker Partner


My work generally involves me in assisting a number of small corporate clients, their subsidiaries, their directors and shareholders, their families and partners to advance and develop their business entities and to provide legal solutions and structures to address the individual needs of their related parties.

I enjoy working closely with clients to maintain an overview and to assist them with whatever developments arise in their business and personal lives. Working closely at both business and personal levels gives me an excellent platform to assist clients in identifying legal structures which will meet both their current and future needs.

As well as commercial and property, my experience extends to estate planning and family trusts. I also have a strong interest in planning the needs of clients as they relate to the Property Relationships Act which replaced the Matrimonial Property Act and now includes de facto partners (including same sex partners) within its provisions.

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Phone: +64 9 3039916

Legal Resources:

Business Warrant of Fitness
Is your business healthy? do you have the right structure to trade efficiently and profitably? This article has useful tips for business owners.

Buying a Business
Some of the issues that need to be considered when you are buying a business are discussed below.

Inheritance Laws
Inheritance law, or (who gets what when you die), has changed dramatically in recent times. The most significant change has been the introduction of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“PRA”) which came into force on 1 February 2002. The PRA amends the law regarding property division between couples. Read more to see how you may be affected!

Investing in rental property- the do's and dont's
For many New Zealanders, bricks and mortar are an important part of our lives. We either own our own home or aspire to one day. Some go one step further and purchase rental property.

Leaky Buildings- what are they?
There has been a lot of publicity with regard to “leaky building” syndrome. It seems that every recently built house in Auckland and other parts of New Zealand may be under suspicion as having a problem of leaking or being on to find out more about this topical issue.

Trusts and Relationship Property

What is a Bequest?
A Bequest can help your favourite charity. Charities and not-for profit organisations can benefit enormously from bequests – a gift in your will can make a real difference to the work that they perform in your community.

Why do you need a Will and a Power of Attorney?
What if you become mentally incapable and can’t look after yourself or make decisions about your own affairs? Who can make decisions about your welfare, deal with your property, operate your bank accounts or pay your bills?