General Information

Detailed Information

Andrea was admitted as a solicitor and joined the firm in 2012. She holds a Diploma in Business (Human Resources), Bachelor of Education and Juris Doctor Degree. Prior to her career as a solicitor Andrea was a senior manager in the securities industry, a human resources manager and teacher. Andrea specialises in probate and wills as well as property law, including commercial leasing, sale of business, and conveyancing.

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Choosing a lawyer to represent you is a highly personal matter. It is important that you have a strong rapport with your legal counsel and a relationship built on trust and mutual respect.

In all our dealings with clients, we undertake to:

offer the best advice based on the opinions of highly experienced and qualified staff
always ensure access to the responsible practitioner
exercise sound judgment and a frank assessment of your legal issue
act with honesty and integrity
know when to be tough – we won’t just tell you what you want to hear
be friendly, approachable, responsive and respectful
make you feel comfortable
communicate in plain language
partner with you to work out effective and solutions
offer value for money within your resources
keep our sense of humour
Our clients include a diverse range of people: mums and dads, couples buying their first home; people who have suffered the loss of their partner or been the victim of an accident; through to sole proprietors, small to medium sized enterprises and property developers.

Our reputation over the past 65 plus years has been built on strong repeat business from our clients and their families and referrals from satisfied clients.

We also pride ourselves on being an informal and relaxed team – unlike the solemn stereotyped image usually associated with the legal profession.

Property Law

Buying or selling a residential or commercial property is for many people the most significant transaction they will ever make. Our property law and conveyancing experts will guide you through the issues involved in the sale or purchase of property, such as pre-contractual building and pest inspections, what happens once you enter a contract and what happens before, during and after the transaction.

Estates & Wills

We have a wealth of experience in the area of estates and wills. Alex Zuur (assisted by Andrea Lawson) are experienced probate practitioners. Both Alex and Andrea have had interesting contested Wills cases to handle.

Litigation

Both Alex Zuur and Judith Kerr are experienced litigation practitioners and have carriage of matters from the Local Court through to the High Court and all Courts in between. Our attitude is that no brief is too small or too complex. Andrea Lawson has also conducted several litigated matters.

Commercial Law

All businesses, large and small need legal advice at some point, whether it’s advice on business structures, company incorporations, dissolution of partnerships, purchase and sale of business, contract drafting, joint venture and partnership agreements, setting up a trust, or due diligence and corporate governance advice. Our commercial law area can assist with all matters related to the legal aspects of your business.

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