Family Law Specialists
Welcome to Daniell Associates
Daniell Associates is a boutique Family Law practice specialising in all aspects of Family Law. We have a reputation for problem solving and delivering excellent , cost effective and practical legal advice and support. Our firm comprises the husband and wife team of Donald Fuller and Judy Daniell, and Judy's daughter Bonny Daniell-Smith. We are members of the Family Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society.
Judy was admitted to the Bar in 1982 and has extensive experience in all aspects of family law including care of children disputes and relationship property matters. She is regularly appointed by the Court to undertake Lawyer for Child and Lawyer for Subject Person appointments to represent the interests of children and to protect individuals with a limited or diminished capacity. Judy has a reputation as a pragmatic problem solver.
She also has an interest in education law, employment law and sports law. Her qualifications include a Diploma in Physical Education.
Judy's interests include outdoor pursuits such as marathon running, skiing, golf, hiking, yachting and enjoying time on Lake Taupo.
Donald practised in Wellington for almost 30 years with 18 of those years as a Partner, specialising in commercial law, in a large national law firm and then later operating his own boutique law practice before relocating to Taupo in early 2003. Donald has extensive experience in commercial law as it relates to family law and specialises in relationship property matters involving trusts and complex asset structures. He also has significant experience in Hague Convention matters and family protection claims. He has a special interest in elder law.
Donald's other interests include international trade. He is a former Chairman of the New Zealand/China Trade Association and has travelled extensively in China.
He is an avid skier and was a specialist adviser to New Zealand skier, Annelise Coburger during her successful World Cup and Olympic Games campaigns. His other interests include yachting and motorsport.
Bonny was admitted to the Bar in 2007. She has worked in Auckland, the United Kingdom and Australia (primarily in Insurance Law) before moving to Taupo in 2014 to join Daniell Associates and practise as a family lawyer.
Bonny specialises in care of children disputes, proceedings involving the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki and domestic violence matters.
She has developed an extensive family law practice in all aspects of family law including relationship property.
Outside the office, Bonny is busy with her young family enjoying all that Taupo has to offer.