Graham Allan

Graham Allan

Position: Partner
Email: graham.allan@pittandmoore.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 545 6712
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Auckland (1972)

1972

  • Member of LEADR – Association of Dispute Resolvers
  • Member, Anglican Church Trust Board
  • Honorary solicitor, Nelson MS society
  • Volunteer solicitor, Nelson Bays Community Law

Graham joined Pitt & Moore in 1973 and has over 45 years’ experience available to the firm. His wide range of work has included private client work, litigation, RMA, relationship property, wills and estates. He is responsive, approachable and offers good practical advice.

Graham has appeared in the Family Court, District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and represented a client at the Privy Council in 2000.

Noted by clients for his commitment and desire to find the most practical solutions, he has an impressive breadth of skill and knowledge.

In later years Graham has been dealing principally with estates, trusts and senior law issues. Of particular interest to Graham is advising clients who might be in second relationships to balance the obligations they may have to a second partner and to children of an earlier relationship.

Graham’s interests outside of his legal practice revolve around his family, his role in the Nelson Anglican Church as a member of the Cathedral Council and Deputy Chairman of the Nelson Diocesan Trust Board.

As a senior practitioner Graham has been involved in applications for rest home care subsidies, property management orders for people who have lost capacity and assisted families where there has been a family dispute.

Graham has also advised on claims under the Family Protection Act where children of a family do not feel there has been adequate provision for them. Likewise, he has been involved in cases involving a spouse seeking further provision under a Will and advising clients whether or not they should exercise option A under the Property Relationships Act. Advice in this area requires knowledge of the implications of property relationship law, estate law as well as property law.

Graham’s clients who come to him for personal or family matters are reassured by his desire to help them reach a conclusion that allows them to get on with their lives.

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Graham has been involved in advising on various Trusts, including Charitable Trusts and also as a trustee of Trusts.

He is adept at identifying and resolving complex legal issues while championing his clients’ objectives.

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