Jeremy is an expert in family law, relationship property and care of children issues.

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Separation Services.

If you’re thinking of separating, you will likely have questions and concerns. What will happen with your home and your children if you separate? Should you move out? And what are the next steps to take? How will your business ownership be impacted by your separation? Jeremy can explain your rights, responsibilities and options in separation.

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Dispute Resolution.

Jeremy is known for his pragmatic approach in divorce negotiations. No matter the complexity, he ensures that you and your partner reach a strong resolution. Jeremy represents his clients personally at roundtable meetings and in mediation.

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Case Studies.

Trust Busting: K v K

Trust Busting: K v K is a 2022 High Court decision illustrating how trust assets can still be divided by the Court between separating spouses

Are “prenup” agreements becoming more popular?

A curious case before the Court Of Appeal has seen a Christchurch engineer fail to get half the sale proceeds of his ex-wife’s veterinary clinic. Kirsten and Shaune​ Wylie started living together in 2005 and married in March 2008. Their marrage lasted seven years. They both had assets and business interests of their own and had signed an agreement contracting out of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976.

Jeremy joined Simon Barnett & James Daniels on Newstalk ZB to explain “pre-nups” and what it means to contract out of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976. Listen to the full interview here.

Economic disparity claims and section 15: are they worth it?

Section 15 of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 was enacted to provide courts with a power to redress economic disparity between partners after the breakdown of a relationship. The section allows the Court to compensate a partner from the pool of relationship when the disparity is caused by the division of functions during the relationship.

However, the section has been difficult to apply. It can be more costly than beneficial for applicants, especially when the potential award of compensation is small. This has been demonstrated in the recent decision of the High Court in G v G [2020] NZHC 1001. Walker J noted that the application of s 15 has been bedevilled by the wording “because of the effects of the division of functions”.

My Experience with Jeremy and his dedicated team was an absolute pleasure in a very disconcerting time. I was under immense stress but the professionalism by Jeremy and his team was admirable and kept me confident. Jeremy gave me options and I was grateful for this.


Absolutely pleased with result - these guys rock.  I spent some time finding a lawyer who actually cares. Highly recommend Jeremy and his team. Tracy kept me informed all the way through the process.

David Powell

The separation from my husband was an emotional and arduous journey at times but I will always be grateful for the care, kindness and information received from Jeremy and his team.


I knew nothing of Jeremy until I randomly heard him on the radio. What caught my attention was his willingness to provide practical advice, and to help ordinary people find their way through those often daunting legal processes. When I contacted Jeremy, he proved to be approachable, obliging, and happy to offer options for dealing with the matter at hand.


Jeremy had a very clear handle on my case before the end of our first conversation. He soon helped me exit the relationship with equal amounts of empathy and legal advice. Since then, Jeremy has moved things along quickly and assertively and connected me to the right experts. I’m extremely grateful to Jeremy and team for making an emotionally painful separation as painless as possible, and look forward to a positive outcome.


In the time I have worked with Jeremy, I have found him to be pragmatic yet empathetic to his clients' needs. Jeremy's professional, consistent and dedicated approach serves his clients well from the start of separation to the final stages of divorce. I highly recommend Jeremy to anyone seeking a family lawyer, as he possesses a superior level of knowledge and skill that clients require to navigate their way through a separation.

Danielle Turnbull, Divorce Coach

Jeremy’s style was refreshing – empathetic, direct and focused on my priorities. Communication is important to me and he exceeded my expectations in terms of clarity, frequency and availability. Jeremy is very experienced and provided extremely sound counsel. Highly recommend.


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