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Tarsha Makgill

Tarsha Makgill




Tarsha specialises in civil litigation and family law.

Tarsha is focused on achieving her client’s goals, whether that be through the effective negotiation and prompt resolution of disputes or drafting agreements with careful attention to detail to protect client’s property.

Communication is a strength.  Tarsha ensures clients understand the legal proceedings or matters that they are involved in and offers pragmatic advice.

Where a matter is complex or requires a specialist, Tarsha has an excellent relationship with a number of experienced Barristers, to whom she provides ongoing litigation support.

Tarsha’s expertise includes:

Civil litigation

  • Debt recovery proceedings in District and High Courts;
  • Bankruptcy proceedings;
  • Liquidation proceedings;
  • Acting for clients in mediation;
  • Estate disputes;
  • Trust disputes;
  • Breach of contract;
  • Construction disputes;
  • Advising on negligence claims;
  • Lease disputes for commercial properties;
  • Advising clients who have been served with a Liquidator’s notice to set aside transactions;
  • Acting for clients in disputes with government bodies, religious organisations and vehicle disputes;
  • Advising clients regarding Dispute Tribunal applications;
  • Advising clients regarding property sharing disputes;
  • Acting for clients who have been victims of fraud; and
  • Advising on insurance disputes.

Family law

  • Negotiating, drafting and advising clients on agreements contracting out of the Property (Relationships) Act 1979.  This includes acting for individuals with companies, trusts, assets in overseas jurisdictions and complex family arrangements;
  • Negotiating and drafting separation and relationship property agreements;
  • Reviewing outdated contracting out agreements and drafting variations;
  • Representing parents and grandparents in care of children proceedings;
  • Protection Orders;
  • Appearing in the Family Court;
  • Acting for clients in Family Court Judicial Settlement Conferences;
  • Property sharing agreements;
  • Advising trustees on whether to ratify a separation agreement;
  • Providing advice on economic disparity claims;
  • Advising clients on spousal maintenance claims; and;
  • Advising clients on “Trust Busting” claims.

Prior to joining Lewis’, Tarsha worked in Tompkins Wake (2014 – 2016) and Minter Ellison Rudd Watts (2009 – 2013).

Tarsha sits on the Board of Leamington School and volunteers for Citizens Advice Bureau and Leamington Rugby Sport Club (netball).

Tarsha is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Association.