Peter Fuscic


Auckland Office
Family Law
Relationship Property
Care of Children
Domestic Violence
Separation and Divorce
Intellectual Property Issues
Land and Property Disputes
Money Claims
Trust and Estate Litigation
Personal Matters
Family Protection Act
Peter Fuscic
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I help individuals and companies who have legal problems to solve. I assist with all kinds of civil disputes from family and relationship property disputes through to commercial, estates, trusts and employment disputes.

My knowledge of the law: the risks, chances, costs and preferences and how you apply these, mean I can cut to the chase and help you resolve your issue in a way that you can live with.

When you have a dispute, you don’t always need a judge to give you an answer but it helps if your lawyer knows what the judge might say. I’ll make you feel comfortable and will use my practical legal knowledge to help you find the smoothest pathway to resolve your problem. I’ll keep you informed every step of the way and I won’t add to your stress.

My clients say they like the fact I ‘persevere with their course’, and that I ‘help them achieve their objectives’. I’ve helped many clients reach settlement without incurring massive expense by keeping them out of court. If it’s the most appropriate course of action to resolve your dispute, I’ll do the same for you.


LLB, University of Auckland 1977

STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates NZ (Dist)

Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner

STEP (UK) Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes (Dist)

STEP (NZ) Advanced Certificates in Creation of Trusts,
Trusts Administration, Administration of Estates and
Tax and Accounting for Trusts


  • Successfully appealing to the High Court from a lower court about a relationship property issue and a breach of a commercial agreement.
  • Successfully extracting information which has been suppressed or hidden by an unwilling opposition from my clients.
  • Keeping cases out of court. I’ve helped numerous clients reach settlement without having to incur massive expense.
  • Acted as Solicitor and Counsel in Court proceedings concerning Trusts and Estates.
  • Partner leading the Relationship Property Team at McVeagh Fleming, Auckland Office.
  • Speciality in prevention or resolution as the case may be of issues, claims and disputes concerning property, interests or powers held in different ways in the context of personal relationships, deceased estates and trusts.
  • Personally undertake drafting of relevant documents for such matters, including for the settlement, division or disposition of such interests and for the appointment, retirement or discharge of persons holding office or positions by which those interests are created, held or influenced.
  • Conversant on the general administrative and dispositive tasks and duties involved in the positions of estate executor and trustee of trusts.
  • Has 42 years' PQE.


As a child I always wanted to be a lawyer. After graduating I worked in Papakura and then in Wanganui, which gave me good exposure to a wide cross-section of society and a multitude of issues. I then moved to Auckland and worked for one of the leading mid-sized firms before joining Kennedy Tudhope as a partner. The firm merged with McVeagh Fleming in 2000.

Outside Interests

I enjoy listening to, and appreciating, different genres of music. I’m an ex-competitive swimmer and I enjoy swimming to keep fit. I also like jogging, gardening and spending time with my five children.


  • Member of the Auckland District Law Society
  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society
  • Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Ex-Member of Master Swimmers

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