Consultant, Wellington

Richard Allen

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Richard specialises in property law. 

Richard has returned to Buddle Findlay, where he worked in the early part of his career and heads up the personal property services area.  He has previously worked for one of the national trustee companies and for private practices (other firms and as a sole practitioner). 

He has considerable experience and a particular interest in residential property, asset planning using wills, trusts, companies, and other entities, the administration of trusts and estates and the law relating to the elderly (including powers of attorney).  He also regularly acts on the sale and acquisition of businesses and provides relationship property advice.

Richard is also experienced in assisting with the establishment and ongoing management of charitable trusts.

Richard has a broad base of clients including individuals, trustees of private and charitable trusts, directors of companies and owners of different types of businesses.

  • Member of the Trusts and Estates Committee of the New Zealand Law Society, Wellington Branch


Work highlights

Acting on the sale and purchase of all types of property

(residential, commercial and rural) including subdivisions

Advising on asset planning including trust and company formation

Preparing wills, advising on estate planning and the administration of estates and trusts

Preparing property agreements

and advising on matrimonial property and de facto property arrangements

Advising on structuring

residential property investment portfolios including advising on tax

Establishment and incorporation

of various charitable entities


Alternate contacts

Charlotte von Dadelszen

Charlotte von Dadelszen

Partner, Wellington
Board of Management

Charlotte specialises in leasing, construction and land-related property advice. She has been involved in the development…

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