Director - Life Planning Team Leader | Whangarei
Megan leads WRMK’s estates and life planning team, with particular expertise in wills, enduring powers of attorney, estates, health and elder law.
She advises clients on everything from drawing up wills to minimise the chance of future disputes, to what to consider when thinking about living in a retirement village or facing a move to residential care. She also works with clients setting up their enduring powers of attorney, and with attorneys needing advice about their role. Megan’s team works closely with our trusts team to ensure our clients’ personal assets are taken care of.
Before she became a lawyer, Megan worked as a registered nurse and independent consultant in the Northland health sector. She has retained a particular interest in medico-legal matters and health sector contracting.
Megan is known for her caring manner, paired with sharp intellect. She graduated her law degree with honours from the University of Auckland as a Senior Scholar in Law. She was also awarded the Auckland District Law Society Prize for best undergraduate academic record in law, prizes in Commercial and Family Law, and a Chapman Tripp Research Scholarship. She is also part way through her Master’s degree in Bioethics and Health Law from the University of Otago.
Qualifications: LLB (Hons), University of Auckland, RCPN
P: 09 470 2445
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Megan Bawden's Specialist Services
As we age we often face decisions relating to retirement, disability, and estate planning.
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.
Trusts and asset planning
Protecting the things you and your family have worked hard for is important. Trusts are an excellent tool for protecting your assets and ensuring they pass on to the right people.
Megan Bawden's Blog Posts
Thinking of Living in a Retirement Village?
May 14, 2015
The Commission for Financial Capability is running a free seminar at the Whangarei RSA on the Thursday 11th June at 1-2.30pm providing practical tips for intending residents and their families.
Enduring powers of attorney – “just in case”
August 27, 2011
Enduring powers of attorney let you decide who can make important decisions about you and your property if you cannot.
How much do you value your privacy?
May 09, 2011
The first week of May was Privacy Awareness Week – how well do you know your privacy rights and responsibilities, and how easy might it be for someone to steal your identity?
What can you do if you supply goods on credit and your customer doesn’t pay?
October 22, 2010
You have sold $10,000 of goods to a customer on credit, but after 3 months he still hasn’t paid. Then you hear his business is going badly and there is a long line of creditors waiting to be paid. Can you repossess the goods? If the goods have been on-sold, can you do anything to get paid ahead of other creditors?