GRAEME HALSE

Principal

Graeme obtained an Honours degree from Auckland University and was admitted to the bar in 1978. After working for a city Law firm he joined with Mick Foy to start his own practice at the age of 24. He has practised continuously for 35 years. He likes to problem solve and gets immense satifaction from adding value to a client's business or enterprise as well as giving peace of mind. A background in all areas of litigation (including appearing as counsel to Court of Appeal level) allows him to assess the likelihood of success or the likely pitfalls. This allows legal disputes to be settled within acceptable parameters.

 

His principal areas of practice include:

 

  • Estate Planning including trust formation and administration.

  • All aspects of property, both commercial and residential.

  • Commercial dealmaking including advice as to appropriate structures.

  • Business sales, purchases and restructuring.

  • Finance, including single lender and contributory mortgage lending.

  • Wills and probate including Family arrangements.

  • Relationship Property, both pre and post nuptial.

  • Litigation advice.

  • Advising sporting, cultural and not for profit organisations.

  • Problem solving, including analysis of legal issues.

  • Fishing Law advice.

 

Outside the office he is a director of a number of successful private companies. He enjoys travelling with his beautiful partner Sonja, cooking, growing his own organic vegetables (including making his own 

compost) fishing and diving.  He has four successful adult children.



EDUCATION
LLB with Hons, Auckland University

 

graeme@foyhalse.co.nz
 

ELIZABETH RABIER

Special Counsel

Elizabeth recently joined Foy & Halse as Special Counsel specialising in all things property. Elizabeth has extensive knowledge and experience in the property field through her involvement as a committee member of the Auckland District Law Society’s Property Law Committee and its Documents and Precedents Committee, as the sole in-house legal counsel for Harcourts New Zealand, and more recently as General Counsel for a large Ray White franchise group. As a result of her unique legal career, Elizabeth has a good appreciation and understanding of the stress and complications that may arise in a property deal and the various implications for vendors, purchasers, and agents.

 

Elizabeth’s principal areas of practice include:

 

  • Residential sales and purchases

  • Commercial sales and purchases

  • Residential property management

  • Commercial leasing

  • Subdivisions (fee simple, cross lease, unit tile)

  • Development funding and securities

  • Preparation of bespoke Sale & Purchase Agreements for developments

  • Assisting clients in due diligence investigations

  • General property advice

  • Agency Agreement advice

  • Auction and Tender advice and procedures

  • Compliance advice relating to Real Estate Agents Act 2008 and the Real Estate Agents (Professional Conduct & Client Care) Rules 2012



EDUCATION
BA/LLB, Auckland University

 

elizabeth@foyhalse.co.nz