Bill is a managing partner at Patterson Hopkins, a boutique Auckland law firm. He practises in the areas of property, trust and commercial law, and has a wealth of expertise in a range of estate, family and relationship property matters. Bill is a member of the international lawyers network, AEA and was in September 2010 made a distinguished member of ADLS for his work in all these fields.
The 5th edition of his book, Law of Family Protection and Testamentary Promises, was published in 2021.
He is convenor of the ADLS Trust Law Committee and is a member of the Law Commission’s Expert Advisory Group for its current review of the Law of Succession.