Karen Gravatt

LLB, Auckland University
Karen Gravatt
Direct Line
+64 7 928 0788

Karen has a long association with Sharp Tudhope. She originally joined the firm in 1987 and worked for five years before leaving to open her own successful practice.  Karen returned in 2012 as a Consultant and brings with her more than 28 years' industry expertise. 

Karen specialises in dealing with family law issues, including matrimonial, de facto property and trust work.  She is also an expert in cases involving people with disabilities who are unable to make decisions for themselves about their property, welfare and care.  Karen has comprehensive experience in conveyancing, property and the general litigation field and is supported by her Legal Executive, Michele Thompson.  Michele also has more than 25 years' legal experience and this combination ensures clients receive a first class service. 

Karen is a Mount local and apart from time spent travelling overseas has lived here since 1971. 

Examples of Karen's recent work: 

  • Trust formation and administration
  • Numerous residential property sale and purchases
  • Relationship property resolutions and Court proceedings
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial Agreements and Contracting Out Agreements
  • Obtaining an Order under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act for persons incapacitated, including receiving Court appointments as Counsel for Subject Person


Areas of Expertise

  • Relationship Property resolution
  • Asset protection at the start of, or during a relationship
  • Elder Law
  • Getting Orders for property and welfare issues
  • Dispute resolution
  • Trusts
  • Residential property transactions