Welcome to McWilliam Tyree

Both Helen and Leona are established members of the family law community in Wellington and are experienced litigators, regularly undertaking complex family law matters.  They both accept Court appointments representing children.  Helen is a regular presenter at CLE and LegalWise legal seminars and authors the LegalWise text on contracting out and property matters.  Leona teaches part of the Masters curriculum for College of Law, as well as being a member of the NZ Law Society Courthouse Committee and Early Resolution Complaints Committee.  Both Helen and Leona contribute to submissions to the Law Commission on legal issues.

We have an accomplished team of lawyers, each dedicated to deliver the same high quality personalised and dedicated service that our clients have come to expect.  Our associates and senior solicitors are caring and experienced.  They explore practical solutions with an emphasis on early resolution where possible but also provide skillful court representation if needed.

Our junior staff are enthusiastic and full of energy providing cost effective solutions to our clients.  Our inestimable office manager, Jenny Paget and our wonderful receptionists, Angela and Fiona, ensure smooth onboarding and ongoing support to our clients.

The firm has been recognised by the Doyles Guide as one of New Zealand’s leading family law firms from 2015-2024, recognising the firm’s expertise and abilities.

Our firm will continue be known for our professionalism, practicality, determination and resolve to provide the best legal services in the Wellington region.

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