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NORTHERN OUTLOOK, AUGUST 3, 2013
WHO'S WHO in North Canterbury
7Ashley Law--affordable excellence
Approachable practice: The capable team of Ashley Law, back row from left, Simon Grey, Justine Grey
and Shona Morrison; front row from left, Diane Alderson and Katherine Wilmott.
It's been four years since Ashley Law opened
its doors and the practice still continues to
grow a strong client base.
The firm can account for its success through
its collegial working environment, being
approachable with a genuine desire to assist
clients and resolve situations in a realistic way,
adopting a down-to-earth manner. They place
a strong emphasis on building reciprocal
value-based relationships with their clients,
other professionals and the community.
Primarily property lawyers, the firm's
recent successes involve large North
Canterbury subdivisions, providing advice
to clients in commercial and rural property
transactions, assisting landlords and
tenants entering into and maintaining
commercial leases, assisting clients during
their business acquisitions and sales,
providing advice and services to their
construction clients and to clients
who are contemplating asset
They also provide supportive legal
advice to clients when processing
EQC and insurance claims and how
that relates to buying and selling
Property law isn't just about
buying and selling houses, it
percolates into all aspects of their
work, including matrimonial and
estates. Their focus remains
unchanged -- Delivering Affordable
Excellence in all the matters they
assist their clients with.
Justine Grey and Katherine Wilmott
each have their own specialties but
have a crossover of skills allowing
their clients to be fully serviced.
Both lawyers ensure they keep
pace with changing laws within their
skill set and are members of the New
Zealand Law Society property law
Justine's expertise extends to
development and subdivision work,
commercial transactions, advising
companies, all types of property
transactions, advising developers and
construction clients, assisting clients
with trust formations and ongoing
asset protection issues, and
supporting and advising clients with their
separation and matrimonial issues.
Katherine provides outstanding skills in
advising clients in a number of areas including
buying and selling property, building
agreements, commercial transactions and
leases, providing assistance to clients in
relation to asset protection, Enduring Powers
of Attorney, and supporting clients in estate
management and family trusts.
Aside from the rigours of law, Justine
spends her spare time keeping up with her
three teenage children and catching quality
time with them.
She enjoys spending time in her garden and
is currently reinventing her outdoor area for
entertaining friends and family.
Katherine is gearing up for the next Kaiapoi
Art Expo and you can view some of her
artwork around the office.
She enjoys public speaking and has
presented to various local bodies including
Grey Power. Katherine, with her family, lives in
Rangiora and is proud to support the local
No firm survives without good support and
the firm is fortunate to have the assistance of
a great team, including office manager Simon
Grey, legal executive Diane Alderson and
Shona Morrison, front line Receptionist/Typist.
Simon attends to the operational and
financial side of the business and works closely
with both solicitors on clients' files ensuring all
matters are attended to. He enjoys rugby,
motor racing, travelling around New Zealand
and walks with his family.
Diane is in her second year of study for the
legal executive diploma and supports the
solicitors with her ''hands-on'' of conveyancing
She spends her free time caravanning and
exploring New Zealand with her family.
Shona is usually the first person to meet and
greet you and ably handles the pressures of
her role as receptionist/typist.
In her spare time, Shona enjoys spending
time with her two children and walking the
Together they make a great workable team,
supportive of each other's accomplishments.
They all live locally, have children educated
at local schools and enjoy being part of the
North Canterbury community.
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