Tessa has a wide range of experience, both here and in the UK, in assisting people with their planning for life changes. As part of Pitt & Moore’s Estates and Trusts team she enjoys helping families sort out the best options for their assets.
Before coming to Pitt & Moore, Tessa was part of the legal team at Perpetual Guardian in Auckland so she brings this specialist expertise to her clients and is able to help guide with decision-making around planning for the future.
Since Tessa was admitted to the bar in 2007, she has travelled extensively and worked for several law firms in London with specialities as varied as aviation, family law and commercial litigation. Returning to New Zealand to start a family, Tessa’s legal career in Auckland included the areas of property, and estates and trusts.
Tessa finds job satisfaction in being able to quietly assist people with making key life decisions. She likes meeting people from diverse backgrounds and she’s up for a challenge – as her short stint as a Bollywood extra when she was in India testifies.
Favourite tip about the regionTessa and her husband find that most of their leisure time excursions are dictated by their little boy, with much time spent in the many great playgrounds in Nelson. A particular favourite is the little train at Tahunanui – especially as there are a few great cafes not too far away!