Areas of Practice

Parenting, Adoption and Oranga Tamariki

This area includes custody (now called day to day care), access (now called contact) and guardianship disputes (covering relocation, name disputes and religious choice). Ewan has acted in a number of complex and contested parenting cases both on a domestic and international basis. He has acted for clients in both open and closed adoption cases and in Oranga Tamariki matters.

Relationship Property

Ewan has extensive experience in the area of relationship property both in terms of settling disputes and litigation. He has experience in drafting s21 Agreements – both contracting out agreements (called prenuptials) and settlement agreements (agreements to conclude matters). Ewan has been involved in cases involving s21 Agreements both at the High Court and Court of Appeal level.