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Philip Dreadon

Philip Dreadon

Special Counsel


  • Commercial Law
  • Property Law
  • Trusts

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Philip is one of New Zealand’s leading wills and trusts experts. He has extensive legal experience in private general practice with particular expertise in domestic trusts, asset planning and private client work. Philip also works in the field of foreign trusts.

Philip has worked as a general legal practitioner across many industry sectors so he can provide clients with sound, pragmatic and workable solutions to meet their specific requirements. He has hands-on knowledge across rural and urban land, business, relationship property, commercial, estates, wills and leases.

Working in conjunction with our specialist tax team, Philip delivers tax effective solutions.

Bar Admissions

1986, New Zealand


LLB University of Auckland
DIpBusStuds (Endorsed Personal Financial Planning) Massey University
Areas of Practice

Commercial Law | Property Law | Trusts

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Member Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Member Trusts Special Interest Group (Institute of Chartered Accountants)


New Zealand's Society has Changed, and Inheritance Law May be Changing Too
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, May 2021

“For most of us, the way we want our property to be distributed when we die is important. Succession of property can express aroha, love and affection, recognise who we consider to be family, support those who we think need to be provided for, and provide benefits for the public good.” This thought provoking quote is used to introduce the Law Commission's recently released Issues Paper that considers what New Zealand’s succession law should look like...

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