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Who we help

Private wealth

At Grayson Clements, we believe enduring legacy and stewardship shapes the future. With this in mind, we serve the legal needs of individuals, families, trustees and family offices.

Our role

Our role is to equip people to make a better world. Wealth management is more than simply preserving and enhancing the value of assets. An ancient, Māori proverb best describes our approach:

He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people.

Our private wealth clients operate in an increasingly complex arena. Uncertainty and change are on the rise, not only in the business and investment domain, but also in the family, social and cultural environment. We navigate this complexity so that our clients can have clarity and confidence.

Our personal approach

Our people-centric approach is about delivering carefully designed legal solutions sensitively and effectively.

With Grayson Clements, clients are assigned a dedicated person who identifies the correct mix of legal experts to tackle each individual scenario. We take the time to get to know our clients and to understand their concerns and priorities. Our advice is pragmatic, forward-looking and, above all, personal.

We are regularly called upon to deal with the most delicate of family, business and institutional situations. Our wealth of experience in dealing with sensitive issues serves as a powerful calming influence when our clients are faced with troubles and instability.

Our international outlook

We are a New Zealand-based firm with an international outlook.

Cross border interactions are commonplace in modern life and business. Our clients are not limited by international borders. Drawing on our extensive network, we work with the most suitable advisers in other international jurisdictions to meet our clients’ specific needs. We also work alongside off-shore clients and other professionals who have dealings in New Zealand.

We have a strong cross-border capability which eases the burden of doing business abroad.

Andrew Clements

Director, Lawyer & Notary Public


Michael Grayson

Director, Lawyer

LLB, LLM (Hons), TEP

Philip McHugh

Associate, Lawyer

LLB (Hons), BA & BA (Hons), TEP