Phillippa Wilkie

Phillippa Wilkie

Phillippa Wilkie

Special Counsel, Auckland

Private client & trusts

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T:+64 9 357 9275

M:+64 21 322 137

E:phillippa.wilkie@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

BA, LLB, University of Auckland

Admitted

1998, New Zealand; 2003, England and Wales

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).

Recent experience

Phillippa has:

  • 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.
Private client & trusts

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