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Henry Stokes

General Counsel - Perpetual Guardian

Auckland & Hamilton

Henry was appointed General Counsel in 2019. He brings significant fiduciary expertise with considerable experience as in-house counsel in trustee companies and also time in private practice. 

Henry is an expert in the trusts and estates field and is a regular presenter for the legal profession’s continuing legal education seminars, as well as media interviews for trust, estates and wills related matters.  He has experience in all facets of the process from the preparation and implementation stages through to disputes, claims and proceedings, having appeared in the Family and High Courts as well as the Court of Appeal.

Henry is responsible for our Legal Team as well as being a significant contributor to our Senior Leadership Team and brings experience in leadership, team transformation and productivity and process improvement.

Henry considers his greatest achievement in life to be his two daughters

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