Dannevirke
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Our People

Sarah Heald – BCA/LLB (Hons), DipBusStuds(Dispute Resolution) Partner.

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Sarah was raised in Dannevirke and returned to the area to practice law following completion of her Bachelor of Laws with Honours and Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Accounting) from Victoria University. Sarah resides at Takapau and lives on a dairy farm with her husband Peter and children. Sarah has an interest in farming, dispute resolution and employment law. She has recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Dispute Resolution) through Massey University and is a provisional member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an Affiliate member of the Arbitrators and Mediators institute of New Zealand. Email: sarah@dorrington.co.nz.

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Property

  • residential sales and purchases
  • commercial sales and purchases
  • farm sales and purchases
  • refinancing
  • leases

Family Law (including legal aid)

  • parenting arrangements
  • domestic violence
  • relationship property
  • paternity

Employment

  • employment agreements
  • employment disputes/personal grievances

Commercial

  • commercial transactions
  • company formation
  • mortgages
  • partnerships (including equity partnerships)

General Practice

  • Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney


Nicola Roberts – Barristers & Solicitors Admission Board NSW Partner.

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Nicky was raised in Dannevirke (although she qualified in law in Sydney, Australia), and brings a wealth of local knowledge to her legal practice. She is admitted as a Solicitor in Australia and New Zealand, and has been a partner in Dorrington Poole Lawyers for 20 years. She is currently a Director of Anglican Care (Waipu Ltd.) and acts as Trustee of local Charitable Trusts. Email: nicola@dorrington.co.nz.

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Commercial

  • Commercial transactions
  • Company formation
  • Mortgages
  • Partnerships (including equity partnerships)

Property

  • Farm sales and purchases
  • Commercial sales and purchases
  • Residential sales and purchases
  • Mortgages
  • Leases
  • Subdivisions

Family Law

  • Family Law
  • Lawyer for the child appointments
  • PPPR Act

General Practice

  • Estate administration
  • Trusts
  • Succession Planning
  • Wills
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney


Stuart Smith – LLB Partner.

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Stuart was raised and completed his schooling in Dannevirke and brings a wealth of local knowledge to his legal practice. Stuart is a keen golfer and is involved in a number of local organisations. He also is honorary Solicitor for various local Sports Clubs. Stuart has 33 years of practical legal experience. Email: stuart@dorrington.co.nz.

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Commercial

  • Commercial transactions
  • Company formation
  • Mortgages
  • Partnerships
  • Joint ventures

Property

  • Farm sales and purchases
  • Commercial sales and purchases
  • Residential sales and purchases
  • Mortgages
  • Leases
  • Subdivisions

Family Law

  • Family Law
  • Lawyer for the child appointments
  • PPPR Act

General Practice

  • Estate administration
  • Trusts
  • Succession Planning
  • Wills
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney


Our Staff

Melanie TaylorLegal Executive – melanie@dorrington.co.nz

Christine BurlaceLegal Executive – christine@dorrington.co.nz

Lynne MitchellReceptionist – lynne@dorrington.co.nz

David RobertsPractice Manager – david@dorrington.co.nz