Tobias has a Bachelor of Laws (With Distinction) and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Australia which he gained in 2009. He was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia in 2011, and to the New Zealand High Court in 2013.
Tobias was born in Cumbria, England, but lived in Perth for about 22 years. He moved to New Zealand in 2013 - and never wants to leave!
Began his career
Tobias started his legal career as a permanent law clerk with Birman & Ride in 2007 specialising in Wills, estate administration, property and other family law related services. In 2011 he took on the role of ‘second-in-command’ for the firm’s litigation team, specialising in property, traffic, banking, contractual, insolvency and retirement village matters.
Came to Taupo
Tobias moved to Taupo in September 2014 after practising construction and company law in Auckland.
Tobias specialises in commercial, property and trusts law.
How did he get into these areas?
Trained as a general practitioner, Tobias’ work has always had a property and trust related focus. He now returns to specialising in these areas, having gained significant advocacy and negotiation skills as a litigator.
What he enjoys about his work
Getting to know the local community and the matters they are concerned with, as well as working through complex problems to help clients reach the outcomes they are looking for.
Tobias has previous experience volunteering for both youth leadership and environmental organisations, arranging projects from tree planting days to music festivals. In Taupo he is looking for new opportunities for both himself and his family to be involved in the community.
Things which catch his imagination
His partner Gena and his two young children! In addition, Tobias also enjoys playing the drums and participating in a whole range of sports.
Areas of Expertise
Asset Planning & Trusts
Commercial and Business Law Advice