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Harmans Lawyers
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Westpac Building
79-81 Cashel Steet
Central City
Christchurch 8011
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Canterbury
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Seniors Law
Phillipa Shaw - 03 379 7835
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The Seniors Team at Harmans specialises in legal issues relating to seniors. Our friendly team offers practical advice in plain English so you have peace of mind and feel confident in making decisions that are right for you and your family.

Visit us in our new offices within the Central City, or we can come to you with our home visit service and other alternative locations.

Our Seniors Team is here to help you through all stages of life. We specialise in:
•Wills
•Enduring Powers of Attorney
•Occupation Right Agreements
•Rest Home Subsidies or Loans
•Funeral Trusts
•Property Ownership
•Trusts
•Estate Planning
•Asset Protection
•Any legal issues that seniors face
Service Description
Service Description
Elderly Services & Seniors Law Team

Having provided a full range of legal services to the people of Canterbury since 1888 it was a natural progression for Harmans to establish and develop areas of law that will provide their clients with expert advice in an increasingly diversified legal environment.

One such speciality area of law is the Elderly Services and Seniors Law Team, which was formed by Harmans in 1999 to coincide with the International Year of the Older Person.

Over the past 17 years, the Seniors Law Team has built on those early foundations and continues to diversify and grow as the baby boomer generation moves into retirement and the need for specialist legal advice in this area of law rapidly increases.

Examples of specialist areas of law, with a specific impact on seniors, are:

•the growth of the retirement village industry and the need for expert legal advice prior to entry into an Occupation Right Agreement

•the criteria surrounding eligibility for a Residential Care Subsidy, which requires a working knowledge of the current regulations, including the relevant asset and income testing levels and the Work and Income gifting regime, particularly in relation to Discretionary or Family Trusts

•property ownership and how this may impact on you and your family as you move into retirement

The Seniors Law Team also ensures that clients have:

•robust advice on asset protection and estate planning and how this will affect them as they move into retirement

•valid Enduring Powers of Attorney for both Property and Personal Care & Welfare

•valid Wills

•assistance with a variety of legal work such as, conveyancing, Trust formation and on-going administration

Harmans Seniors Law Team is based at our City office.

One of our goals is to ensure that all of our Senior clients have access to legal advice and assistance. Sometimes that requires us to take our service to our clients. We can therefore arrange appointments in our clients’ homes, or when required, in the care facility or hospital they are residing in, either to take instructions or to witness their execution of the documents.
Updated: 24 Aug 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Updated: 27 Apr 2017

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