Family Law
Relationship Property

Stephanie Marsden

027 413 6481


PO Box 44
Christchurch 8140

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Stephanie Marsden has practiced as a lawyer since 1989.  Before joining the independent bar in November 2011, she worked for larger Christchurch firms.

Stephanie’s practice is almost exclusively in resolution of relationship property disputes involving high value assets and complex asset ownership structures (including trusts, companies and partnership interests) and estate claims.  Over recent years Stephanie has specialized in this area of practice but she has experience at a senior level in all aspects of family law.

Stephanie has experience with claims in respect of relationship property and trusts in the Family Court and High Court.  Stephanie  receives instructions based upon her pragmatic and commercial approach to resolution of these issues. Stephanie adopts a team approach to work with the client’s other advisors.

Stephanie is a member of the New Zealand Law Society Family Law Section advisory panel making submissions on law reform, the Counsel of Law Reporting and a member of the Academic Review Board of the New Zealand Women’s Law Journal.

She regularly presents continuing legal education seminars for the New Zealand Law Society.

Stephanie is from a farming background.  She is married and has adult children.  In her spare time Stephanie is involved in running, reading, entertaining friends, gardening and the Christchurch law choir.