Philip Dreadon

Special Counsel - Private Wealth

Philip is one of New Zealand’s leading wills and trusts experts. He has extensive legal experience in private general practice with particular expertise in domestic trusts, asset planning and private client work. Philip also works in the field of foreign trusts.

Philip has worked as a general legal practitioner across many industry sectors so he can provide clients with sound, pragmatic and workable solutions to meet their specific requirements. He has hands-on knowledge across rural and urban land, business, relationship property, commercial, estates, wills and leases.

Working in conjunction with our specialist tax team, Philip delivers tax effective solutions.

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Professional background


  • 1986, New Zealand


  • LLB, University of Auckland
  • DIpBusStuds (Endorsed Personal Financial Planning), Massey University


  • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Member, Trusts Special Interest Group (Institute of Chartered Accountants)


  • Asset Management
  • Health and Ageing
  • Relationship Property
  • Trust Structuring
  • Wills and Estates