Senior Lawyer - Whangarei
David is a member of WRMK’s dispute resolution team. His specialist areas are relationship property, and contentious trust and estate matters.
David regularly appears in the Family and High Court. David is also an experienced advocate in alternative dispute resolution. He is a member of AMINZ and Collaborative Advocacy NZ.
He is also a founding trustee of the Tai Tokerau Family Law Trust, a charitable organisation for the furtherance of legal education.
Qualifications: LLB, Victoria University of Wellington
- Acting for party in complex relationship property / trust dispute regarding $5.5 million farm enterprise
- Acting for party in contested probate / undue influence case
- Acting for prejudiced shareholder in family business dispute
- Acting for party in a complex constructive trust case in the High Court, and
- Acting for party in international child support dispute .
P: 09 470 2463
Contact David Adams
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David Adams's Specialist Services
Disputes come in lots of different forms so you need different tools to sort them out. Sometimes you can’t avoid going to court. Sometimes you can get a better result with mediation or arbitration.
Relationship and family property
Make sure your personal matters are in order. We can help with pre-nuptial contracting out agreements, separation agreements, property sharing agreements, powers of attorney, living wills and advanced care directions, personal and property rights applications, and elder care issues.
David Adams's Blog Posts
De facto relationships – what does “living together as a couple” actually mean?
June 26, 2019
It’s generally well-understood that if you live with someone as a couple for three years, if the relationship ends, then any property involved is divided equally. However, what is less well-understood is the definition of “living together as a couple”. What exactly is a de facto relationship, are you in one, and if it ends, what happens to your stuff?
Contesting a will: who can lay claim to your assets?
June 04, 2019
Your will can be contested and it happens more often than people realise. Despite the law around contesting wills existing in New Zealand for over a century, many people are surprised to discover their will can be challenged.