Private Client & Trust


Waiata Groot



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Phone: +64 7 927 0538



Bachelor of Laws

I have joined the Private Client & Trust team at Cooney Lees Morgan, specialising in Family Law including matters such as division of relationship property, protection of personal assets and trust law.  My change to this area of law has been largely driven by a keen desire to help people from all walks of life navigate their family issues and achieve desirable and workable results. 

Previously, I worked at Simpson Grierson in Auckland practising Resource Management and Local Government law, which involved both transactional matters as well as plenty of litigation work in the Environment Court.  A career highlight of mine was the 12+ months I spent as a junior acting for the Auckland Council to enable Auckland to hold the 36th America’s Cup in 2021. 

When I’m not in the office, my husband and I are kept on our toes by our two young boys, exploring, eating and rarely sleeping! Growing up in Rotorua means that I am very familiar with the wider Bay of Plenty Region and am connected to this community.  It’s good to be home!


Ko Ruapehu te Maunga

Ko Whanganui te Awa

Ko Te Atihaunui a Pāpārangi te Iwi

Ko Ngāti Hāua te Hapu

Ko Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe te Moana

Ko Te Arawa  te  Iwi

Ko Ngāti Whakaue te Hapu


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