Alison Gilbert - Partner



Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Business Studies, TEP

Areas of expertise

Trusts, Estates, Relationship Property, Elder Law, Trust Disputes, Contentious Estates


Alison Gilbert leads our Trust and Management Services Team. She provides specialist legal advice on estate planning, the establishment and management of trusts and related asset management structures, relationship property and elder law.

Alison is a member of the Minister of Justice's reference group on the reform of the law of trusts and the ADLS Trust Law Committee.

Alison is the chair of the New Zealand branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, which is the principal professional body for trust and estate practitioners worldwide and a member of the Mental Capacity SIG Global Steering Committee.  Alison is the lead author of Lexis Nexis Law of Succession - Practical Guidelines.


  • Trustee - Life Education Trust South Auckland
  • Trustee - Pakuranga Rotary Charitable Trust

Industry memberships

  • Pakuranga Rotary Club
  • STEP
  • Trusts Special Interest Group
  • Estate and Tax Planning Council
  • Auckland Women Lawyers Association
  • Family Courts Association