The Team

Bruce d’Young (Director)


With more than 40 years’ experience in general practice, Bruce is able to offer creative and practical solutions to most issues affecting our clients.

In particular Bruce concentrates on property work – both residential and commercial, estate planning, wills and trusts and issues affecting the elderly.

Bruce’s experience is a valuable resource for the rest of our team.

Brett Preston-Thomas (Director)

Brett began his career in dispute resolution as a Tenancy Mediator with the Tenancy Tribunal before moving on to general practice and then commercial law, information technology and commercial property development with a boutique city firm.    

Brett brought these specialist skills to Devonport in 2010. Since then, he has not only continued to develop his expertise in the commercial and corporate area but also expanded his role as advisor on corporate governance, employment law, general property matters and trust and asset protection.

Iva Wright (Director)


Iva started her legal practice assisting large corporate clients on corporate law, intellectual property, franchising and media/technology matters. She practiced in Europe and the United States before moving permanently to New Zealand.

Now that Iva has a young family, her focus and passion is in assisting her community-based clients, SMEs and non-profits in the education sector.

Aside from her commercial experience, Iva regularly advises her clients on real estate transactions, family trusts, estate planning and wealth preservation, relationship property agreements and separation matters.

Kirstin Opie (Director)


Kirstin began her legal life in Auckland before moving to Melbourne to work at a large law firm where she gained valuable experience in large scale property developments, subdivisions and commercial and retail leasing.

Since joining our team in 2010 she has, while continuing to work in those fields, also added to her experience, working in general practice and advising on all types of property transactions, wills, trusts, family and relationship issues.

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