Emily Holdaway

Senior Lawyer

BA (Spanish) / LLB
Year of Admission: 2012

Email: emily@kempsweir.co.nz
DDI: 09 526 2560

Assistant: Sam Chan
Email: sam@kempsweir.co.nz
DDI: 09 525 4598


  • Property and Development
  • Trusts
  • Wills, Estates and Powers of Attorney

Recent Experience

  • Assisting clients with sales and purchases of residential property, including “off-the-plans” purchases (and negotiating amendments to developers’ agreements), and making Kiwisaver applications for first home purchasers.
  • Advising clients in respect of estate and asset planning, including preparation of wills and enduring powers of attorney, forming / resettling / winding up family trusts, discussing and considering residential care subsidies with clients, and advising clients in respect of signing occupation licence agreements and moving into retirement villages.
  • Applications for probate and assisting executors with administering estates.

Client References

“My partner and I recently brought our first home in August with the help of Kemps Weir Lawyers. After dealing with real-estate agents & banks we were pretty stressed out and confused by all the jargon that was being used. I reached out to Emily to get advice as to what I needed to do, and from that very moment everything became so easy. She was always very clear and precise with her information and made regular contact throughout the whole process. Both my partner and I felt really looked after especially when Emily took the time to work around our work schedules.  Emily Kempkers was an absolute dream to deal with and I highly recommend her to anyone that requires legal help.”

H Wall
Private Client

“As a first-home buyer I was a bit nervous about tackling all the steps that went with buying a home but Emily made the process so easy.  Every question I had was answered promptly and professionally.  What I thought was going to be a stressful process ended up going so smoothly and that was due to Emily’s support.  Thank you so much for all your help.”

Private Client

“In regard to dealing with Kemps Weir I would recommend them to any new clients.  We have recently changed to them and have been very impressed with the professional approach to all our legal needs. Our lawyer, Emily Kempkers has been excellent.”

C Bredesen
Private Client

Why I Practice

Legal transactions can be stressful for anyone – whether it be a first-home buyer, or a director of a large company.  I love that I can use my legal and relational skills to put our clients at ease during these stressful times, and can help make overwhelming issues become manageable.  It is a privilege to be involved in our clients’ legal affairs and it is incredibly rewarding to assist them and build ongoing relationships.

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