Phillippa specialises in private client, trust and charity advisory work.
Phillippa advises on all aspects of trust law and operation in the private and charitable sectors. She acts for families in establishing and adapting trust structures, for trustees, and for counterparties dealing with trustees.
She has a significant for-purpose practice advising charitable and non-profit organisations as well as social enterprise, and makes a significant contribution to the firm's pro-bono legal work.
Before joining Chapman Tripp, Phillippa worked at Allen & Overy in London. Phillippa is a member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).
advised individuals on contentious family settlements involving trusts, beneficiaries and companies
designed asset protection structures and succession plans for individuals and their families
assisted philanthropists in designing structures for giving in their lifetime and in their wills
worked with charitable organisations on constitutional, governance and compliance matters
advised on the establishment of charitable organisations and their contractual matrices where there are multiple stakeholders (including iwi) all contributing financially to a common project, and
advised on mergers and other restructures of charitable organisations and of non-profit bodies.