News & Information - North End Law

Hamilton Based Commercial and Property Law Firm

Barry Webber

Farewell & Welcome to New Staff

Barry Webber retired from practice on 31 March 2019 and Georgina Lawrenson resigned from our firm on 3 May 2019.

We wish them both well in their future endeavours.

We welcome Melissa Rhode who is a part-time secretary and is now a member of our team.

Certified Document Hours

09 July 2017

With the changes to the Anti-Money Laundering legislation which now applies to more entities (like law firms) we have experienced an increase in the number of people requesting certified copies of documents.

We have also experienced an increase in the number of people wanting to swear affidavits or make declarations.

The constant interruption to our working staff during the day is affecting their ability to deal with the files for clients who are paying us to do their work in a timely manner.  As a result we are going to make some changes.

With effect from 16 July 2017, we will be available to certify copies of documents, swear affidavits and take declarations during the following times:

  • Tuesday 4.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 12.00am – 1.00pm
  • Thursdays 9.00am – 10.00am

We hope that by offering those different times we will be able to meet everyone's requirements.

Anti-Money Laundering

09 July 2017

With the changes to the Anti-Money Laundering legislation which now applies to law firms, we are required to undertake Due Diligence for all our clients.

This has resulted in additional work for our staff and extra resources are required to ensure our compliance with the legislation.

As a result, we will be charging a one-off fee of $250 plus GST on each file opened for a new client – irrespective of the number of persons to be identified on that file.

If Enhanced Due Diligence is required we reserve the right to charge a further fee depending on the work required.

For our existing clients we will be charging a one-off fee of $100 plus GST.

These fees will be charged in addition to any estimate or quote given to you.