Ala Sonti

Senior Associate

Areas of Expertise

Estate Administration
Family Law & Relationship Property
Residential Property – Buying & Selling
Separation & Dissolution (Divorce)
Trust and Estate Litigation
Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney


Ala specialises in all aspects of private client law and provides legal advice in relation to estate planning, including trusts, wills and enduring powers of attorney.  Ala also advises on relationship property matters, estate administration and estate litigation.  As court appointed Counsel, Ala accepts appointments from the Family Court under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988.  Ala also advises on residential property matters including retirement village conveyancing.

Ala regularly presents legal webinars for CCH Wolters Kluwer on estate administration, drafting wills and more.



Bachelor of Commerce (Otago)

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (Massey)

Master of Law (First Class Honours) (Waikato)


New Zealand Law Society

Examples of transactions

Main Practice Areas

Trusts, Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney

Estate Administration

Estate Litigation

Elder Law

Applications under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988

Relationship Property

Retirement Village Conveyancing

Outside Interests