Matthew Hawkes

09 486 7964

A property law specialist with experience across the board, Matthew’s been practising for the past six years after gaining his bachelor’s degree in law. Originally from the provinces, he started practising at a regional law firm in Taranaki before making a move across the globe.

After working in a large international law firm in London, he returned to New Zealand and gained more experience at a large law firm in Auckland CBD before joining Schnauer and Co in 2018. 

Now living on the North Shore and raising a young family with his fiancée, Matthew is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals. 

  • LLB (University of Otago)
  • Auckland District Law Society,
  • New Zealand Law Society
  • Has appeared in the Māori Land Court and District Court of New Zealand

  • Specialises in complex property law, including large and small scale developments, subdivisions and commercial property transactions

  • Residential sales and purchases of property

  • Commercial real estate

  • Refinancing of loans/mortgages

  • Advising on asset protection and estate planning

  • Enduring powers of attorney

  • Wills

  • Advising on family trusts, trading trusts and charitable trusts

  • Trust formation, review and restructuring

  • Advising trustees and beneficiaries

  • Trust disputes