Senior Associate

Emily Black

LLB / BCom
Emily Black is a Senior Associate in Private Wealth team.

Emily has a broad range of property and trust experience acting for investors and business owners which has been gained in New Zealand and England.

Emily currently manages the firm’s estate administration practice.  She is responsible for ensuring that estates are handled in a timely and efficient manner.  Emily ensures that executors and beneficiaries are given regular and clear advice on their duties and rights under a deceased’s will.

Estate administration is becoming more complex given the focus of the Courts on evidence of testamentary capacity.  Other changes in law, such as the Overseas Investment Act applying to residential property is also increasing the administration required.

Emily is also involved with estate planning and trusts, particularly testamentary trusts created by will.

Outside of the office Emily is busy with her two young children and large dog.  When not with her children, Emily enjoys catching up with friends and family.

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Insights & Opinion / Emily Black

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Income is classified as relationship property – surprised?
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26.03.2024 Posted in Private Wealth
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A well drafted will is a craft
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07.11.2023 Posted in Private Wealth
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Trustee Meetings Key: Duty on Trustees under the Trusts Act to consider exercising their powers
The Trusts Act 2019 ("Act") comes into force on 30 January 2021 and with it comes the partial codification of trustee duties.
16.04.2020 Posted in Private Wealth