Emma Foster

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Trusts and Estates

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Trust and Asset Planning
Trust and Estate Litigation
Wills and Estates
Relationship Property Law
Real Estate
Commercial Contracts and Business

Emma is an associate in our trusts and estates team. She works closely with Lewis Grant.


Emma regularly advises settlors, beneficiaries and trustees on the establishment, administration and winding up of trusts, often in relation to bespoke and complex trust structures.

She has been involved in a number of disputes between trustees and beneficiaries and takes a practical approach to resolving disputes in relation to trusts.

Emma also has experience in establishing and administering charitable trusts and foreign trusts.

Personal asset and estate planning

Emma drafts and advises clients in relation to wills to ensure that their wishes are clearly expressed in a way which avoids disputes and litigation after their deaths.

Emma also regularly prepares and advises clients on enduring powers of attorney.

Residential conveyancing and refinancing

Emma has experience in residential conveyancing and refinancing, which means she is able to give advice relating to trusts with an awareness of wider property issues which may also be involved.

Estate administration

Emma has experience in all aspects of estate administration including assisting executors with obtaining letters of administration or grants of probate and dealing with the estate administration process.

Relationship property

Emma drafts and advises clients in relation to contracting out agreements ("pre-nups") often in the context of wider estate planning, to ensure that clients' assets are protected while they are in relationships.

Emma graduated from the University of Auckland with an LLB in 2014. She joined Martelli McKegg in November 2014.

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