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

Based on 70 reviews.
Penn Hakaraia
Penn Hakaraia
2022-08-18
We were put onto this law firm by our broker when purchasing our first home. We were dealing with Samuel Chand and it was such a stressful process, just with all the last minute things we needed to do that we had no idea about etc. but thanks to Sam and the team they got everything we needed done even at the very last hour. We are so thankful and appreciate this so much. Thank you again team!
Jo Field-Crafar
Jo Field-Crafar
2022-06-30
Samual Chand was a really great help to us. Answered all our questions quickly and efficiently. All instructions were clear and easy to follow. Samual was very helpful, friendly and wonderful to deal with. Very happy with the service. Highly recommend them to anyone
Cameron Inskeep
Cameron Inskeep
2022-06-29
The team at Evolution Lawyers are fantastic. They've helped us to research and buy property and I confidently refer my clients on to them.
Christine Sadural
Christine Sadural
2022-06-27
Evolution lawyers was able to get on our case as we had a live deal with the property we were wanting to purchase (first home). It was George who was assigned to us and we're very happy. He was thorough with his work and is easily reachable when we have questions. Thank you George! 🙂
Pastor Ri
Pastor Ri
2022-06-12
I have dealt with Evolution Lawyers previously and while everything was completed it was a slower experience. I dealt with them again now with a new Solicitor Samuel Chand. Sam was always helpful, always easy to get hold of by email, phone or text and my actions were completed on time.
julia Woodhouse
julia Woodhouse
2022-05-23
I am very impressed with this law firm. My first contact has been my Will. Tamina is delightful and very astute. I have never met her, but our first and detailed phone conversation was enough to make me feel comfortable and in safe hands. Tamina quickly understood what I needed and promptly sent me the extra clauses needed. The Will is now completed. She is empathetic, polite and clearly loves her work. I will be using Evolution Lawyers for any future work I need done. Thank you Tamina.
Te Kawehau Hoskins
Te Kawehau Hoskins
2022-05-05
Timely, kind, calm and professional service.
Stevan Tedianto
Stevan Tedianto
2022-04-14
In our property buying experience, George from Evolution Lawyers has been absolutely fantastic, always picking up the phone and explaining some confusing points we encountered. The firm will definitely be our first choice when it comes to conveyancing. I would absolutely recommend them!
ISOBELLE SIONE
ISOBELLE SIONE
2022-03-25
I had a case where I was looking around for a family member who was not mobile. Another lawyer put it in the too hard basket, but Evolution Law heard me out. I can not say enough about the great experience I had with Evolution Law. Lindy worked on my case, I felt heard, and she went back to make sure she could help. I was so happy they could take on our case. She kept me informed the whole way through and never made me feel like she was too busy even though I know they are busy. She pulled out all the stops. LINDY You are a star, you helped when I thought it was not possible! Thank you for everything and your wonderful team for helping my brother and I out. Your help has actually helped more than just the two of us. I am truly grateful for your help. Thank you.
Mildred Veldman
Mildred Veldman
2022-02-24

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