Amanda Donovan



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Amanda’s clients value that she’s astute, commercially savvy and easy to relate to. With a background in psychology, she helps make difficult situations comfortable and drives dialogue when the going gets tough.

A strategic thinker with incredible spirit and vitality, Amanda has practised for over 20-years, working primarily in the highly specialised areas of relationship property and claims against trusts. A keen listener and insightful reader of people, Amanda is the person you want to contribute to the negotiations when relationships are forming or finishing.

Amanda is a Certified Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. She has been ranked by Doyle’s Guide (Australasia’s independent legal directory of leading lawyers) as one of New Zealand's relationship property and family law leading and pre-eminent lawyers consecutively since 2019. Her team at Haigh Lyon has also consistently ranked by Doyle’s as a Top Tier Law Firm for family and relationship property.

On the inside, she is the firm’s go-to for solving problems; her intuition is her super power.

On the outside, Amanda is a mother of two teens and sits on the board of New Zealand owned international company, Shuttlerock.

Doyles First Tier 2023
Doyles First Tier 2022
Doyles First Tier 2021
Doyles Preeminent 2023
Doyles Preeminent 2022
Doyles Preeminent 2021
Family law