Kaylee Bird

Solicitor

Kaylee Bird

Solicitor

About

Kaylee specialises in asset planning matters, assisting individuals and families with wills, enduring powers of attorney, trusts, and estate administration. She also assists with the establishment of trusts and charitable trusts and works with trustees to meet their ongoing obligations.

Kaylee knows that providing excellent legal services can reduce the stress clients may be facing at particularly difficult times. Her attention to detail ensures that matters are finalised to provide peace-of-mind for her clients. Kaylee helps clients to achieve their goals and leave a positive impact on the community.

During her time at university Kaylee was a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar for Dance and travelled to the Himalayas on the Step Higher Award in 2018. Trekking to Ama Dublam base camp, she witnessed Sir Edmund Hillary’s legacy first-hand which fuelled her drive to initiate positive change within communities. Kaylee also undertook significant research projects within mental health law and charity law which she has a particular passion for.

Kaylee is actively involved in the community as the Secretary for Kai in the Sky Charitable Trust and as Treasurer of the Waikato Contemporary Dance Projects Trust Board. 

Law is Kaylee’s second career. At age 16 she moved to Sydney to pursue a path in classical ballet, and dance remains a significant part of her life. In 2017 she attended the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, and she coaches competition students at Limelight Dance Academy. She also teaches community dance classes with Act-in-Motion.

Kaylee joined McCaw Lewis as a Law Clerk in 2017 and was admitted to the bar in 2021.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours (LLB (Hons))
  • Bachelor of Management Studies with First Class Honours (BMS (Hons))
Bar admission

2021

Appointments
  • Secretary, Kai in the Sky Charitable Trust
  • Treasurer, Waikato Contemporary Dance Projects Trust Board
Awards
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Medal (2020)
  • Emerging Leader Award – Law (2018)
  • Waikato Blues’ Award (2018)
  • Step Higher Award (2018)
  • Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship (2020)
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship (2015-2020)