Alex is an experienced civil litigation lawyer with over 25 years’ experience representing and advising clients on a wide range of commercial and civil cases including disputes involving wills, estates, relationship property, elder law, equity, and trusts. She has dealt with cases at all levels of the New Zealand court system including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Alex has particular experience in acting for clients in cases under the Family Protection Act 1955, Relationship Property Act 1976, Testamentary Promises Act and Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988 including proceedings involving breach of fiduciary duty by persons holding enduring powers of attorney. Alex also has expertise in dealing with applications under the Administration Act 1969 and the Trustee Act 1956 including applications for the removal of administrators and trustees. She has also acted for clients in estate matters involving lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence.

Alex is also an experienced intellectual property lawyer. She acts for clients in a wide range of industries on matters involving trade mark infringement, copyright infringement, domain name disputes, passing off and breach of the Fair Trading Act, misuse of confidential information, Plant Varieties Act disputes and parallel importation. Alex also has expertise in acting for clients in successfully defending Fair Trading Act prosecutions by the Commerce Commission.

“Alex took on my complex and challenging estate case with professionalism, diligence and attention to detail.  Alex was very easy to work with, and she achieved an excellent result in court. I unreservedly recommend Alex for cases of this nature.”

JAC, Auckland

“Thank you again for a stellar job on our recent copyright claims. It truly was a great result and I’m sure the message has been loud and clear to both their respective product teams!”

Chris Taylor, Managing Director - Moochi