Peter Orpin

Special Counsel

CA, LLB, BMus - Victoria University, Wellington

Trusts, Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Retirement Villages, Societies, Bodies Corporate, Charities

Peter has been engaged as a Special Counsel at Lane Neave since 2012 during which time he has enhanced his skills and expertise in retirement village law, trusts and charities law, and the law of societies.  His pragmatic advice and common sense approach to issues is appreciated by clients.

Peter has advised residents, operators and Statutory Supervisors in the retirement village industry for nearly 25 years.  He regularly assists retirement village industry bodies with education and training sessions and has extensive experience as a chairperson of meetings.

Currently the Convenor of the Retirement Villages sub-committee of the Auckland District Law Society, he has also advised Members of Parliament, Select Committees, officials and the office of the Retirement Commissioner.

Outside work hours Peter is a sought-after pianist, treasurer of an active charity, chairperson of a body corporate in a medium-sized unit title development, and continues to provide free legal advice to his local community through the Citizens’ Advice Bureau.

Peter is a trained mediator and is skilled in helping clients to resolve disputes.  He is also a chartered accountant and is uniquely placed in the firm to overlay legal skills with financial literacy.