Iain Blakeley


Iain is an indirect tax specialist helping clients optimise their GST and Customs compliance. He is also the leader of EY Law, our specialist law firm providing tax dispute resolution services. His expertise includes taxation of real estate transactions, retirement village, marine and tourism sectors.

Previous experience

Iain has 25 years' experience as a solicitor advising a wide range of businesses, not for profits and government entities. He also has over 20 years' specialist tax experience in New Zealand and overseas.


Iain holds a BA/LLB and is a Barrister and Solicitor in the High Courts of New Zealand and Fiji, Commissioner for Oaths. He is a member of the Property Law Section and the New Zealand Law Society. He is also the National President Royal New Zealand Pipe Bands’ Association, Patron Royal New Zealand Pipe Bands Foundation Youth Band and Trustee of the Auckland Pipe Band College.


Iain enjoys music, piping and a variety of sports such as boating, diving and squash.