Amanda emigrated to Nelson in 2014 with her Kiwi husband after 15 years as a partner in a large regional law firm in the UK. England’s loss has certainly been our gain as Amanda brings to our firm specialist litigation skills around claims and disputes arising from wills and estates. Amanda is team leader of our large Estates Planning and Administration team but has specific responsibility for advising on retirement village purchasers, administration of complex estates and advising clients on a range of estate planning issues. She has a particular interest in claims relating to the validity of wills and was recently co-Counsel on a case defending a challenge to a will on the grounds of incapacity of the will-maker.
In her spare time, Amanda is drawn to the bright lights of musical theatre productions having founded a rock band and choir back in England. Amanda is now involved with the Nelson Musical Theatre and has been involved in several local productions. Amanda also enjoys the outdoors including walking with her two very energetic dogs – an Irish Terrier and a Huntaway!
Amanda was recently appointed as Managing Partner in April 2020.