Michael Hockly

Michael Hockly


  • Bachelor of Laws – University of Auckland
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • Notary Public

Michael Hockly has more than 40 years’ experience in the practice of law, and leads a team with specialist expertise in wealth and asset structuring, property law, trust law, estate planning, estate administration, and trusteeship. The team’s property practice encompasses residential, rural, and commercial property. And in close conjunction with the firm’s commercial team, he is regularly called on to provide advice for small to medium sized business owners and entrepreneurs.

We’re Kiwis, problem solvers; there’s always a solution. The first question is always about what you want to achieve. By truly understanding that, we can put in place the right solutions for you.

Michael is a clear communicator with a wealth of practical and personal expertise in entrepreneurship and business. He is passionate about understanding what matters to clients most at every stage of planning. He is a very effective and proactive guide for his clients’ future. A well-respected authority in this area, Michael is a senior member of the New Zealand Trustees Association, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Trust Special Interest Group, and a Notary Public.

There’s no template but there is a process. What I bring to the table is plenty of experience. I genuinely like and care about my clients, and their outcomes. It’s what drives me in practice.