Evans Henderson Woodbridge is a firm that provides a professional approach but in a personable manner. We have a team of 4 Barristers and Solicitors and 3 Legal Executives who are here to help you.
We work locally, nationally and internationally which gives us genuine in-depth and hands-on experience.
Regardless of what your legal needs or challenges may be, we have someone here on our team who can deal with them.
Our close knit team of lawyers and legal specialists has proven expertise, and offers depth and breadth of experience. The diversity and scope of our work throughout New Zealand, and internationally, speaks of our experience and capability.
We believe in building relationships with our clients so that we can offer timely and practical solutions to meet your legal requirements. As your business changes and develops, or if - as an individual or family - you need help, we will be there for you.
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John joined Evans Harris & Co as it then was in 1977. He specialises in Overseas Investment work, business transactions, company law, wills, trusts, securities, conveyancing and sheep, beef and dairy farm transactions.
John is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative Limited, one of New Zealand’s largest fertiliser manufacturers and suppliers. He is also the immediate past Chairman of Race Inc., the organisation that administers the largest portion of thoroughbred horse racing in the lower North Island.
David began his law career in 1971, coming to Marton from Wellington in 1978. He has extensive litigation experience in the civil, family and criminal jurisdictions. Over the last ten years his primary focus has been on rural law and litigation – property, succession planning, estates and property division.
David is past President of the Wanganui District Law Society and has extensive community involvement through the Marton Lions Club and community projects.
Fenella has had more than 25 years' experience in private practice and has developed her practice in both litigation and in the property and business sectors. She has extensive experience in problem solving and mediation. She regularly provides advice in relation to residential property and conveyancing transactions, commercial and agricultural transactions, succession planning, asset protection and Family Trusts, elder law including Powers of Attorney and estate administration.
Fenella has had considerable experience in the Family Court and is regularly appointed by the Court to represent vulnerable parties, including children and the elderly.
Fenella is a member of the Family Law section of New Zealand Law Society and has served on a number of educational and charitable Boards of Trustee.
Brigid has been a qualified lawyer since 1991 and joined Evans Henderson Woodbridge this year after having worked in Whanganui and Palmerston North.
Brigid specialises in conveyancing, relationship property, wills, trusts, estates and general practice. She also accepts appointments from the Family Court to act as Lawyer for Child and Counsel to Assist the Court. Brigid is a qualified mediator and whilst a litigation lawyer for many years, takes the view that issues should be settled as efficiently and professionally as possible with the best result for clients.
Brigid is enjoying being part of the Marton community again and with rural background is looking forward to meeting and working with both established and new Evans Henderson Woodbridge clients.
Jenny has been with Evans Henderson Woodbridge since 1989. As a legal executive she specialises in property conveyancing, mortgages, refinancing, family trusts, wills and estate administration. Jenny is also in charge of the day to day running of the firm’s Nominee Company and as Practice Manager manages the firm’s business side of things. She enjoys her job immensely and values the repeat business from her clients.
She believes that it is the team’s job to ensure that all transactions proceed smoothly and are handled in a friendly and professional manner. Throughout they’re supported by the firm’s Partners. “Our clients’ interests are our number one priority throughout any dealing”.
Teresa joined Evans Henderson Woodbridge in 2013 after a very successful career in real estate. Her real estate experience has been invaluable and her role will extend to dealing with estate administration, wills and general practice as her experience grows.
Teresa is enjoying the challenge of working on the other side of real estate transactions while continuing her enjoyment of working with clients who appreciate her diligence, dedication and delightful manner.
Andrea began with Evans Henderson Woodbridge in February 2013 as a Legal Executive. She hails from Argentina where she was fully qualified as a Lawyer and Notary Public and has had wide experience in journalism.
Andrea qualified as a lawyer in Argentina in 2008 and undertook general practice in Mendoza Province. She intends to qualify to practice as a lawyer in New Zealand.
Her current responsibilities include management of a large commercial leasing portfolio for one of the firm’s clients, debt collection and other general practice matters. While her legal experience has largely been in a foreign jurisdiction, many of the issues lawyers confront are common to all jurisdictions and her previous legal experience is invaluable.