Ashleigh Watt Senior Associate

Ashleigh is a senior associate in the private client team and specialises in estate planning and asset protection, elder law and manages the firm's estate administration practice. 

Ashleigh brings specialist knowledge to structuring her client’s affairs and her thoughtful and comprehensive advice is tailored to each client’s specific needs. Ashleigh is experienced in the administration of complex and high net worth estates and provides compassionate client care so that each client receives a high level of attention and support throughout their legal journey.

Ashleigh began her career in 2013 at one of New Zealand's premier law firms in the city, advising clients on a wide range of property matters as well as estate planning and asset protection. Prior to joining our team, Ashleigh spent a year with the Crown Solicitor at Auckland and then as a general practitioner at a boutique firm in Newmarket. This breadth of experience enables Ashleigh to provide the required in-depth and pragmatic advice that clients need to navigate and implement bespoke legal solutions to achieve their goals.

When out of the office, Ashleigh loves bush walks and great books, and sharing food and wine with family and friends.


Ashleigh's areas of expertise

  • Estate Administration
  • Trust formation, resettlements and restructures
  • Wills
  • Enduring powers of attorney 
  • Elder law
  • Advising on retirement village occupation agreements
  • Advising on retirement village occupation agreements


LLB University of Auckland 2013 

BA University of Auckland 2009


Professional Memberships

Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 

New Zealand Law Society

Auckland District Law Society