Evolution Lawyers

Going through an estate or trust dispute?

We specialise in all areas of estate and trust disputes.

Estate and Trust Disputes

Changing trust law partnered with evolving family relationships naturally results in disputes arising in this area of law. Our litigation and dispute resolution team focus on achieving cost-effective outcomes outside of the court. We are able to engage other parties in collaborative way as we know that the parties’ relationships will continue after the dispute has ceased. 

When dispute resolution methods outside of the court do not work, we are experienced in trust and estate litigation. We ensure that our clients are treated fairly and that the stress that comes with going to Court over family matters is at a minimum.

Estate & Trust Disputes

Estate Litigation


If you need to defend a claim against your estate, or you want to contest a will, we can help. Being experienced estate litigation lawyers, we understand how the laws around estates are written and how a judge would interpret the law.  

This allows us to guide you through the process so that you get the best possible outcome, explaining to you all the risks and likely outcomes of the options available. Whether you are able to settle it through mediation or you need to battle it in court, we are here to help. 

Family Trust Disputes


Situations may arise where a person wants to dispute a trust. Whether you are the one wanting to make the dispute claim, or you are the director of the trust, we can help.  

Some common reasons for disputing a trust include: 

  • The person who made the trust did not have the mental capacity to do so
  • The trust doesn’t represent its maker’s true intent because a third party exercised undue influence over them 
  • The trust was procured through fraud
  • The trust is fraudulent or was forged


Disputing over family property is never easy. The topic is taboo, and the law can be complicated. We can be an advocate to alleviate the stress for you and your family and navigate the law to achieve an outcome that is sensitive and respectful to your particular situation. 

Meet the Team

Our Client's Testimonials

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Brad Elliott
Brad Elliott
2023-07-30
I HIGHLY recommend Evolution Lawyers. Having owned property for many years with two of my best mates it came time to sell. Evolution Lawyers guided us through our first ever sale to a third party. They also helped us through the process of property sales between friends and subsequently helped me personally with the purchase of my own home. With the complex situation of winding up our little property company and the (supposed) need for me to get bridging finance to get it all done, it was Thomas who, on a hunch, went the extra mile by reaching out to an accountant friend to discover and inform us that there was a way to wind the company up without the need for bridging finance. This saved me personally $15,000 - $20,000 by not needing the bridging finance. I cannot be more grateful for this on top of the already professional and exceptional service. Great work by Thomas, George and all the team. Highly recommend!
Kevin Dyer
Kevin Dyer
2023-07-26
The Team were awesome. A phone call, email or text away. Being able to ddo all of our interactions remotely via email and teams saved so much time. I would highly recommend using Evolution Lawyers and we certainly will be from now on. Fantastic team of friendly helpful people.
Stella Black
Stella Black
2023-07-24
Tamina, Lucas and the team at Evolution Lawyers did an amazing job helping us purchase our new home in the Bay of Plenty. As we are often travelling for work we especially loved that everything could be done virtually. Huge thanks to Lucas, he was superb taking us through each step. Highly recommended!!!
Luann Tapu
Luann Tapu
2023-07-19
Tamina consulted us through a difficult family dispute, her astute, efficient and professional manner has been extraordinary. I trust Tamina and her team, and I would highly recommend her services. Finally, we have found a lawyer that is worth her weight in gold !
Danae Malo
Danae Malo
2023-07-19
My family recently had the pleasure of working with Evolution Lawyers for the refinance of their mortgage, and we cannot praise them enough for their exceptional service and professionalism throughout the entire process. From the very first interaction, it was evident that Evolution Lawyers truly cares about their clients. Their team was friendly and approachable. The documentation process was streamlined and hassle-free, thanks to the efficiency and expertise of the Evolution Lawyers team. They guided us step-by-step through gathering and organizing the necessary documents, making sure that nothing was overlooked. Their attention to detail and thoroughness gave us confidence that everything was handled meticulously. I highly recommend Evolution Lawyers to anyone seeking assistance with mortgage refinance or any legal matters related to real estate. Their exceptional service, professionalism, and dedication to their clients set them apart. Thanks to their support, the mortgage refinance was a stress-free and positive experience. We are truly grateful for their guidance and would not hesitate to engage their services again in the future.
Brian Cleary
Brian Cleary
2023-07-13
Thomas Bloy is fantastic. Very helpful and knowledgeable. I came to him via a recommendation and he delivered an exceptional consult. A firm with ethics that is not looking to bill you for stuff you can do yourself.
Karan Singh
Karan Singh
2023-07-01
Just the best lawyers they have honest advice in their 15minute consultation. Trustworthy as they my query was simple and they put me on the right track I will be referring them to all my colleagues.
Juliet Peterson
Juliet Peterson
2023-06-27
A huge thank you to Thomas for his invaluable help settling a dispute - without him it wouldn't be sorted. Evolution are very approachable and easy to deal with. Highly recommend.
Natasya Yusoff
Natasya Yusoff
2023-06-14
My partner and I have recently had a lot of dealings with lawyers and we were at the end of our tether with them. Thank goodness for Evolution Lawyers! By far Evolution Lawyers was the absolute best to deal with. They were helpful and efficient and gave us useful and timely advice, we truly felt that they we working with us rather than just trying to rack up their timesheet. We will most definitely use them again without a second thought. It's such a relief to finally find a law firm we can depend on. Thank you George, Georgia and Thomas!
Annaleah Fitzgerald
Annaleah Fitzgerald
2023-06-01
Great service

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