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Chapman Tripp

Private Wealth Law

3 ranked individualsBand 1New ZealandHigh Net Worth 2020 View ranking table

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Chapman Tripp is a respected full-service firm with a strong private client and trust practice. The team advises wealthy New Zealand clients with significant business interests on domestic and international matters, including estate planning, trust administration and philanthropic planning.

"The service provided by Chapman Tripp's private client team is always exceptional," observes an interviewee, adding: "They really go the extra mile for clients wherever possible and care deeply about the client's needs and wants. In my view, the depth and breadth of the team's experience makes them the best private client team in town, with the added bonus that every team member is always a pleasure to work with."

Notable practitioners

Arthur Young is the firm's senior partner and he leads its private client practice. He is hugely respected among interviewees for his work advising high net worth clients on trusts and estates matters. Young is described by a source as "the go-to guy for many clients on succession planning." Another commentator says that he "he has fantastic wisdom, and very high-level legal instincts that are seldom wrong."

Jarrod Walker handles trust and asset planning matters for wealthy clients and also assists non-profit entities with governance issues. "He's always cool, calm and collected; he gets the job done and achieves excellent results without any nonsense or fuss," explains an interviewee, and another source says: "I have found Jarrod to be very technically strong, practical and easy to work with."

Phillippa Wilkie is praised by a source for her "excellent reputation in the charities, trusts and private client spaces." She regularly advises individuals and families on the creation and restructuring of trusts, and also handles matters for non-profits. A fellow lawyer says that Wilkie is "very capable" and has an  "excellent client base," before adding that she is "very agreeable to work with."

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New Zealand

Private Wealth Law


Arthur Young
Band 1
Jarrod Walker
Band 2
Phillippa Wilkie
Band 2