Campbell Stewart > Tompkins Wake > Hamilton, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

Tompkins Wake
New Zealand

Work Department

Property and Real Estate




Campbell has been practicing law since 2008, and joined Tompkins Wake in 2012; advising on all aspects of property law, with a specialist focus on agribusiness, trust structuring and local government property.

Campbell has particular expertise in the overseas investment regime, Crown minerals, and the emissions trading scheme, and assists domestic and international clients in these areas.

Campbell provides commercial and not-for-profit entities with structure, regulatory and governance advice, and works with Tompkins Wake’s private clients, specialising in succession planning, asset protection and trusts.

Campbell routinely acts for local authorities and landowners on property and infrastructure matters, including public works acquisitions and disposals. Campbell assists mining clients with landowner access arrangements (including with the Crown), compliance with the Crown Minerals Act and other regulatory matters. With our private clients, Campbell regularly designs and implements trust structures and succession strategies for successful families across New Zealand.

Campbell has acted for and advised:

  • A leading international technology company on its establishment of a ‘world first’ operations base in New Zealand, including obtaining overseas investment consent for that organisation.
  • Coeur Mining, Inc. on the acquisition Todd Corporation’s joint venture interest in the Golden Cross gold mine, including obtaining overseas investment consent to the transaction.
  • ASX-listed Skydive The Beach Group (now Experience Co) on property and foreign investment aspects of its acquisition of Skydive Queenstown and Skydive Wanaka.
  • Ata Rangi Pastoral group on its acquisition of a large forestry block for conversion to 5 dairy farms, including property, forestry and ETS aspects, and continues to advise on day to day matters, particularly where forestry and farming interests intersect.
  • Led the property and trust aspects involved in implementing a complex relationship property settlement and subsequent group restructure.
  • New Zealand Energy Corp. with its acquisition of the Waihapa Production Station and related property assets, including advising on its overseas investment application and large scale property due diligence.


New Zealand Law Society – Property Section
Trustee, Stop the Bus Charitable Trust


LLB, University of Otago

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Real estate and construction

Tompkins Wake’s ‘commercially astute’ real estate practice advises local government authorities, developers and investors, property funds and private sector clients on development projects, acquisitions and disposals, as well as leasing matters. Scott Ratuki, who has experience in large-scale commercial developments and subdivisions, jointly leads the practice alongside Peter Duncan, who specialises in local government property mandates. In November 2021, Andrew Orme left for Lane Neave, while Rotorua-based Catriona Gordon joined the firm following its merger with Lava Law. Other key members of the team include Peter Fanning, who focuses on development projects, subdivisions and land acquisitions, Kate Searancke and Campbell Stewart. All named practitioners are based in the firm’s Hamilton office, unless stated otherwise.