Alison Gilbert - Partner



Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Business Studies, TEP, STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes

Areas of expertise

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


Alison Gilbert leads our Prvate Client 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 has extensive experience in working with trustees and/or beneficiaries on trust disputes and contentious estate matters.

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

Alison has been ranked in the 1st band as a private client lawyer in Chambers & Partners High Net Worth 2018, 2019 and 2020 Guides.


  • Trustee - Life Education Trust South Auckland
  • Trustee - Botany Charitable Trust

Industry memberships

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