Geoff Jenkin The Name You Can Trust When Trust Is Disputed

Experience. Professionalism. Value.

“Geoff Jenkin is a barrister sole who has been a member of Princes Chambers since joining the independent bar in June 2003. Princes Chambers is a small, fiercely independent barristers’ chambers situated at 3 Princes Street, Auckland, which is in close proximity to the High Court and
the University of Auckland.”

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Trust Litigation

New Zealand probably has more private family trusts per head of population than any other country. As time goes on circumstances change and relationships break down so that even trusts that once served a useful purpose become redundant.

Property Litigation

Geoff Jenkin is an experienced property lawyer in the conduct of claims regarding property litigation and disputes concerning real estate.

Deceased Estates Disputes

There may be many reasons why you might want to contest a will after the death of a loved one. You may feel justifiably that you have not been treated fairly by the deceased or some other family member.

General Services

Geoff Jenkin is available to advise and act in several areas of the law, with expertise in a broad range of specialty fields.

Case Notes

Below is a brief summary of some of the more interesting cases that Geoff has been involved in:

Bates v Gates (HC Auckland, 13 February 1985, A1078/85, Thorp J).

In this case a staff solicitor left the employ of his former employer law firm and set up on his own account nearby. The staff solicitor had signed a written employment contract with a restraint of two years and the law firm applied to the Court to enforce the terms. Thorp J upheld the restraint but varied it under the Illegal Contracts Act 1970 from two years to twelve months.

Jurkovich v Fortune [1988] 2 NZLR 442 (CA)

A claim under the Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949 against a deceased estate. The claim was brought out of time and the main point was concerned with whether or not the Court could extend time with respect to assets that had been distributed to will beneficiaries before the proceedings were filed. This case went to the Court of Appeal.