Helen O'Leary - Trust Manager   BA, LLB (Otago)   


Areas of practice:

  • Trust Establishment and structuring
  • Trust Administration and independent trustee services
  • Trust compliance including foreign trusts and global regimes
  • Wills, Powers of Attorney, Gifts
  • Immigration

Helen has recently moved back to Dunedin and works closely with the Partners at Downie Stewart, managing the large number of trusts we administer for our clients. She also brings a new set of skills to Downie Stewart with experience as an immigration law specialist.

Helen has previously worked as a solicitor in Queenstown, gaining experience in trust law, immigration law, overseas investment law and civil litigation including leaky buildings, residential property, commercial transactions and business sales and purchases.

Before working as a solicitor Helen worked in the creative industry. She and partner Marcus often have creative projects on the go, including establishing a vintage caravan business in Queenstown, and a renovation of their 1900s villa.

Helen hails from Dunedin and is happy to be home. Young children Bobby and Lila ensure life is busy. Helen has a strong interest in heritage, design, travel and cycling.



Contact Helen

Phone 03 477 2263
Mobile 027 460 7321


Downie Stewart Lawyers Dunedin 8th Level, 265 Princes St, Dunedin, 9016 03-477 2263
PO Box 1345, Dunedin 9054 |  Fax: 03 477 4021  |  E: info@downiestewart.co.nz