Articles and updates

Emma Va’ai & Harriet Willis – Promotions

McWilliam Tyree are pleased to announce that Emma Va’ai has been promoted to Senior Associate and Harriet Willis has been promoted to Senior Lawyer as of January 2023. Emma has many years of experience in all areas of family law and joined the firm in late 2021. Harriet joined the firm in 2022 and since... Read more »

Opportunity at McWilliam Tyree

Lawyer / Senior Lawyer (2+ years PQE) This is an exciting opportunity for a solicitor with 2+ years PQE and a passion for family law to join a fun, positive and busy office in central Wellington with a high-performing team.  We offer a stimulating and supportive workplace, with a dedicated team and highly experienced lawyers... Read more »

Jesil Cajes – Community Law Contributions

McWilliam Tyree wish to acknowledge Jesil Cajes for her work volunteering at Community Law this year. Jesil’s contribution has recently been recognised by Community Law, who thanked her for accepting lots of requests, being available for last minute cover and being a reliable and knowledgeable volunteer.

Do I Need to Update my Will if I get Married?

By Jesil Cajes, Solicitor, McWilliam Tyree Lawyers Getting married is one of the significant events that may trigger to make a Will (if you don’t have one) or get your existing Will updated. Under New Zealand law, the rule is that a person’s Will is automatically invalid upon marriage or when you enter into a... Read more »

What Happens When I Die Without a WIll?

By Jesil Cajes, Solicitor, McWilliam Tyree Lawyers A Will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign in your life (What is a Will & When Should I Have One)  Death can be an uncomfortable topic to discuss and often, we do not talk about it let alone plan for it. When... Read more »

What is a Will & When Should I have One?

By Jesil Cajes, Solicitor, McWilliam Tyree Lawyers, Wellington A Will is a legal document that sets out your plan once you’ve died. This plan includes how your property will be divided and who will “step into your shoes” for your children as a parent when you die or they are called “testamentary guardians”.  Arguably, a... Read more »

Surrogacy in New Zealand Needs Certainty

By Jesil Cajes, Solicitor, McWilliam Tyree Lawyers, Wellington Surrogacy is an arrangement where a woman gives birth to a child that is not intended to be hers, but that she carries for the intended parents. The child is usually the genetic child or one or both of the intended parents. The term ‘intended parents’ refers... Read more »

Harriet Willis – Appointment to McWilliam Tyree

McWilliam Tyree are pleased to announce the appointment of Harriet Willis in March 2022 as a solicitor with the firm. Harriet joins the firm having previously been practising at a litigation firm in Lower Hutt since 2019. Harriet practices in the areas of family and criminal law, and is involved in supporting the Wellington and... Read more »

Sarah Ineson – Promotion to Senior Associate

McWilliam Tyree are pleased to announce that Sarah Ineson was promoted to Senior Associate as of April 2022. Sarah has been a valued member of the firm, since first joining McWilliam Rennie in 2011. The Directors and staff at McWilliam Tyree offer their congratulations to Sarah on her well-deserved promotion.

I got married overseas. Can I get a divorce in New Zealand?

By Jesil Cajes, Solicitor, McWilliam Tyree Lawyers, Wellington Many people currently living in New Zealand got married to their spouse overseas- either because they are migrants to New Zealand or because New Zealanders have travelled and then returned home. Sadly, some of those marriages come to an end. At McWilliam Tyree we are frequently approached... Read more »