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Morris Legal is proud to announce the promotion of Georgia Angus (pictured) to the Morris Legal partnership, effective January 1, 2022.* This promotion continues the expansion of the firm’s leadership team and illustrates the commitment of the firm towards growth and providing market-leading legal services. services.
Georgia joined Morris Legal in 2016. She worked in a trusts law firm in London in 2019 and 2020 and returned to Morris Legal in February 2021.
Georgia advises on all aspects of complex trust, estate and relationship property litigation. She has extensive multi-jurisdictional experience, having acted for clients in high level contentious trust proceedings before the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and other offshore jurisdictions including the Bahamas, Bermuda , the BVI and Jersey. In New Zealand, Georgia has appeared in Family Court, District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, having obtained numerous outstanding settlements for our clients.
Georgia is a Full Member of STEP (TEP) and received a 2020 STEP Excellence Award for being the highest scoring Advanced Certificate in Trust Litigation student. She has appeared in the New Zealand Law Journal and the STEP Trust Quarterly Review on the role of charities in estate disputes and inquiries about beneficiary trusts.
The expansion of Morris Legal’s partnership further strengthens the firm’s litigation capacity and expertise and enhances Morris Legal’s reputation as New Zealand’s preeminent litigation firm specializing in private client disputes. Morris Legal has been a finalist in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Specialist category at the New Zealand Law Awards every year since the firm was established in 2016. In 2020, Morris Legal has expanded its offering to advisory services including estates, wealth planning , trust and real estate advice. The firm now provides a comprehensive end-to-end private client service, assisting clients in their personal lives and in their roles as settlors, trustees, executors, beneficiaries and business owners.
Morris Legal’s founding partner, Sally Morris, said that “Georgia is an exceptional lawyer and leader. She has already made enormous contributions to Morris Legal and the wider legal profession and will be an extraordinary partner in the firm. Georgia promotion allows Morris Legal to further develop its market-leading service offering to its clients”.