Rebecca Banks


Trusts & Estates


Rebecca is a Partner and head of the Trusts & Estates team. She is also former head of our Commercial Team.

Rebecca focuses on trust and estate planning law, including trust structuring and administration, wills and enduring powers of attorney. She also has expertise in a wide range of commercial law matters.

She joined SRB in 2004 before moving to Melbourne in 2006, where she worked for Austock Property Management Limited with a focus on the acquisition of property across Australia and New Zealand for ASX listed Australian Education Trust.  From there, she moved to London where she spent three years working as Legal Counsel for Jones Lang Lasalle and telecommunications company, Alternative Networks.

She returned to SRB in 2010 and was made Partner in 2014.

Rebecca graduated from the University of Canterbury with Bachelors of Law and Arts (Political Science).

Notable experience

  • Advising on trust and asset structures.

  • Assisting a client with the sale of assets to a US based entity.

  • Advising on commercial property portfolios (nationwide).

  • Advising a client on the purchase of a vineyard in Central Otago.

  • Working with clients on sales and purchases of child care centres.

  • Assisting clients with company restructuring and shareholding and related documents.


  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society.