Simon Milne
LL.B. MComLaw (Hons), Notary Public

Simon Milne

021 729 324

Property & Commercial Law * Wills & Trust Law


At the end of 2012 my wife Kate and I, together with our children Laura and Fin made a decision to move back to Dunedin. I am originally from Dunedin and completed my law degree at Otago University, then moved to Auckland where I spent 22 years as a Partner in one of the larger firms, also completing a Masters Degree in Commercial Law at Auckland University during that time.

We love the Dunedin lifestyle and the opportunities it has to offer, the educational opportunities for our children, the proximity to great beaches and to Central Otago as we are all keen skiers.

In my career so far I have built extensive experience in all aspects of property law (both residential and commercial, acting for a wide range of clients from first home buyers through to property developers, investors, landlords and tenants), business law (acting for a wide range of businesses ensuring they have the best structures in place, acting for clients buying or selling a business or investing or selling as shareholders), and in private client law (including all aspects of trust law, wills , and powers of attorney).

I build strong loyal relationships with my clients, and put time into getting to know them and their businesses, providing practical efficient advice and finding solutions for each clients unique legal and business problems, ensuring that they have the right structures in place either for their business or for them personally. I also enjoy undertaking due diligence for clients whether they are buying or selling a business or a property. Obtaining experienced legal advice at this early stage of the process can be crucial for clients buying or selling what will usually be one of their biggest assets. I like to be proactive rather than reactive.

Time outside of work is spent hanging out with the family, with Fin and Laura keeping us busy with sport and school life. I enjoy sport, running (but not often enough), tennis (I am a member of the Cosy Dell Tennis club), skiing , windsurfing and rugby. My Rugby playing days are well over but I enjoy assisting with coaching and managing Fin’s team when time allows. I also enjoy art , cooking, reading and spending time with good friends.