Kathryn Crooks


Kathryn is a Senior Partner and has covered many areas of law during her 25 year career.

  • LLB (Hons.) – Victoria University
  • District Inspector Mental Health
Area of specialisation:

Kathryn has been with Armstrong Barton since 1998 and is a Senior Partner specialising in Family, Trust and Estate Law. She receives regular appointments from the Family Court to represent children & incapacitated adults, and also serves as the District Inspector of Mental Health for the Whanganui Region. She is well known for her fair, yet firm approach and is widely respected throughout the legal and family services sectors.

Her broad experience gives her expertise in many facets of family law including:

  • Relationship Property
  • Trust Law
  • Estate Claims
  • Wills & Estates
  • Parenting & Guardianship
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Youth & Family
  • Disability & Elder Law
Personal Profile:

Kathryn has a vision to see the children and families of Whanganui thrive in their community and succeed in their hopes and dreams. Having balanced her early law career with a family of her own, she knows all too well the pressures families are under in today’s society. This has given great empathy and a determination to fight for the most vulnerable people in our society.