Property. Commercial. Trusts. Assets. Relationship Property.

Lawyers of North Hamilton.

We are located at The Base Outlet.

  • Park in the outdoor carpark behind Farmers

  • We are between Peroz the Barbers and Converse

  • If you go past the bathroom we are the last door on the left and up the stairs.

Welcome to Foundation Legal, where we serve the people of the Waikato with a focus on asset planning, trusts, commercial and property law.

We specialise in the buying and selling of residential and commercial property, refinancing, subdivisions, commercial law, asset structuring, estate planning, wills, powers of attorney and relationship property. 

We have an office at the Base shopping centre with easy parking for our clients but are also mobile so we can meet the needs of clients' lifestyles. Being mobile lets the team at Foundation Legal to come to you, either at work or home, at a time suitable to you – even after hours!

We invite you to make an appointment by phoning   07 9497879 or email Claire to see how we can help you.

How we do what we do at Foundation Legal


We ensure you’re getting maximum value and the best advice, by providing affordable, fit for purpose solutions.


We are open, honest, ethical, respectful and trustworthy.


We listen to our clients, understand their world and do all we can to make their lives easier.


We are happy to talk to you and masters of the closing the loop on our communications.


We have good energy and are warm and friendly people to work with


We adapt to the demands of the situation and can be mobile if you need us to be.


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Land Covenants and Buying off the Plans

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Lease Documents

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Relationship Property or Separate Property

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Relationship Property

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The Bright-line Test

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What’s Mine is Not (Necessarily) Yours: Inheritances and Relationship Property

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How long does it take to pay out an estate after someone dies?

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What is a Testamentary Guardian? What rights do they have?

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5 Reasons Every Adult Should Have a Will

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Wills for Couples

The survivor of you will need to make a very important decision between your entitlements under the deceased's will or whether to claim against their estate. For practical purposes, death is treatedRead more

What are Sunset Clauses and how do they work?

Sunset clauses are conditions included in agreements to provide purchasers, and sometimes vendors, the ability to cancel an agreement by notice if a specific event has not occurred by a certain dateRead more