Natasha Sutcliffe

Solicitor

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Bachelor of Laws - AUT University 

Top student in Insurance Law 2014 AUT University. 

Admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of New Zealand October 2015. 

Natasha joined Clendons North Shore in October 2014. 

Experience: 

Environmental and Resource Management Law 

  • Appearing as Junior Counsel in High Court hearing against Auckland Council. 
  • Providing litigation support to Counsel at several Mediations involving appeals against: 
    • Thames-Coromandel District Council 
    • Auckland Council – Unitary Plan 
  • Assisting with research, legal analysis, bundles of documents and service for significant appeals in the Environment Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. 

Wills, Estates and Elder Law 

  • Drafting and advising on estate planning documents including wills and enduring powers of attorney. 
  • Completing probate applications and administration of estates. 
  • Advising on Retirement Village Occupation Agreements.  

Trust Law (including Charitable Trusts) 

  • Assisting with advice on : 
    • general trust structure 
    • trustee duties 
    • administration, documentation and record keeping. 
  • Assisting with advice on Charities Law. The structure and establishment of Charitable Trusts, and compliance and registration with the Charities Commission.  

Property Law 

  • Assisting with advice on land covenants, easements and resource management consent notices. 
  • Residential and Commercial Conveyancing. 
  • Advising on Deeds of Gift. 

Commercial Law (Company Law, Consumer Law, Intellectual Property) 

  • Assisting with advice on rights and actions under the Fair Trading Act 1986 and passing off. 
  • Considering and advising on the protection of intellectual property rights; including copyright, the registration of trademarks and trademark deregistration/opposition. 
  • Assisting with advice on commercial business structures. 
  • Preparing and advising on 
    • commercial deeds of lease. 
    • shareholder agreements. 
    • the incorporation of new companies, general company law advice and administration. 
    • company deregistration. 

Relationship Property 

  • Assisting with general advice on the division of relationship property and potential claims. 
  • Assisting with relationship property settlement and contracting out agreements.