News & Information - North End Law

Hamilton Based Commercial and Property Law Firm

Welcome to New Staff

17 March 2020

We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new staff members.

Robyn Skynner has joined the firm on a part-time basis to take on the role of AML Compliance Officer. Those of you who have been through the process will know how time-consuming it is (hence the need for it to be undertaken by a new staff member) and for those of you who are yet to experience the process, you may well be contacted by Robyn at some time.

We have also appointed two new Associates – Shelly Carden and Alice Nunn.

Shelly has had 8 years' experience working in Christchurch originally and then for a major Hamilton law firm.  She has a particular interest in property, commercial and corporate transactions.

Alice has also had 8 years' experience and worked in the real estate industry before joining a major Hamilton law firm in 2012.  Her particular areas of interest are in trusts, asset protection and equine law. Alice joins us on 27 April 2020.

Their inclusion in the team will mean that Dianne and Judith can now allocate their work to senior solicitors as appropriate and the intention is that we will once again be able to attend to our clients in a timely manner.

You may also have heard that for a period we were not taking on any new clients. We are pleased to say that with the extra staffing, Shelly and Alice will be able to welcome new clients.

Erin Geange

Farewell & Welcome to New Staff

15 November 2019

Erin Geange has resigned from our firm with effect from 15 November 2019. We wish her all the best as she spends more time with her family and working in her various family business interests.

We have welcomed Helen Hall-King as our newest staff member. Helen is a PA/Secretary providing support to the other legal members 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.