Barton Hoggard Special Counsel

Barton is a member of our property and private client team. He advises clients on all aspects of property, trust and business law.

Barton has practiced law for nearly 20 years in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the Middle East.  He worked in the United Arab Emirates for ten years and was a corporate partner of English law firm, Clyde & Co, based in Dubai.  After finishing in Dubai and prior to joining Simpson Western, Barton was the chief executive officer of Counties Manukau Rugby Football Union.

Barton has advised sovereign wealth funds, governments, Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, property developers and individual investors on a number of significant and complex transactions in a wide range of industries.  He now focuses on assisting clients with business and trust structuring, commercial leases, property transactions, asset protection and lifestyle planning.

Barton ensures that transactions are appropriately structured from a legal perspective, all potential issues are identified, all risks are mitigated to the extent required by the client, the client’s interests are protected, and the best possible terms for the client are successfully negotiated.

Barton has been “Recommended” by Legal 500 which referred to his “very good response times, strong industry knowledge, and appropriate advice".

Barton won two Gallaher Shields with the Marist senior rugby team and played rugby for Auckland B, L’Aquila (Italy) and Bracknell (England).  He lives in Milford with his wife and four young children and likes to spend his free time golfing, running and playing tennis.


Barton's areas of expertise

  • Trust and business structuring
  • Asset protection
  • Trust formation and administration
  • Commercial leasing
  • Commercial property sales and purchases and due diligence
  • Business acquisitions and disposals
  • Joint ventures
  • General property and business advice



LLB/B.Com - University of Auckland 1997


Professional Memberships

Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 1998

New Zealand Law Society

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (2004)