Odette Gillard

Lawyer
DDI
09 486 5809
Bio

A confident, articulate barrister and solicitor since 2012, Odette joined the Schnauer and Co team in 2014 after working in the Family Court for the Ministry of Justice. Having always had a keen interest in family law, she has had years of experience working with clients both at the commencement and the conclusion of their relationships.

A big believer in giving common sense advice, Odette demystifies the legal process by making complex, personal issues more manageable and bringing empathy and compassion to all of her client relationships. With her in your corner, you’ll feel like things are under control and taken care of – because she goes above and beyond to make sure clients get the right results. Outside of work, Odette loves trying out new cafes and restaurants, travelling, renovating houses, and spending time with her husband, son, and ragdoll cat ‘Emmy’.

Qualifications
  • LLB (University of Auckland)
Memberships
  • New Zealand Law Society;
  • New Zealand Law Society Family Law Section;
  • Auckland District Law Society;
  • Family Courts Association
  • Retirement villages

  • Elder law expert

  • Enduring powers of attorney

  • Welfare guardian applications (PPPR)

  • Property manager applications (PPPR) 

  • Wills

  • Has appeared in the Family Court, District Court and High Courts of New Zealand 

  • Pre-nuptial and relationship agreements

  • Separation agreements

  • Divorce/dissolution of marriage

  • Advising on all aspects of separation, divorce and property settlements

  • Domestic violence

  • Care of children arrangements

  • Child support

  • Adoption

  • Change of sex/gender

  • Surrogacy

  • Family law litigation