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Zandra Wackenier


To make an appointment, please contact Bernadette Carroll bernadette.carroll@tompkinswake.co.nz

Qualifications : BA, LLB, University of Natal (South Africa).


Recommended Lawyer for Bios 2045    The Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2053    Family Leading 2023


Zandra is an experienced family lawyer with over 20 years in practice. Zandra’s expertise covers all aspects of family law including division of relationship and trust property, contracting out agreements, spousal maintenance, child support and international family law.

Zandra has a particular interest and specialty with reproductive law. She appears regularly in the Family Court and has appeared as counsel in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Zandra has been a member of several working groups for the New Zealand Law Society preparing submissions regarding legislative change and is a member of the New Zealand Law Society Family Law section.

Areas of expertise

  • Adoption
  • Care of Children
  • Family Law
  • Relationship Property Disputes
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Trust Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Relationship Property Agreements
  • Relationship Property Settlements
  • Contracting Out/Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Paternity
  • Reproductive Law
  • Surrogacy Law
  • Adoption
  • Family Protection
  • Family Office & Private Wealth

Other Credentials

  • Doyles Guide, Leading Lawyer, Family and Relationship Property 2021, 2022 and 2023
  • The Legal 500, Recommended Lawyer, Dispute Resolution, Asia Pacific 2022, 2023 and 2024
  • Doyles Guide, Preeminent Lawyer, Family and Relationship Property, 2020
  • Member, Law Association for Asia and Pacific (LAWASIA)

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