Sarah Edmondson Associate

LLB

My first job was with a large Wellington firm where I gained a solid grounding in property and commercial transactions. After three years of travel, I was ready to continue with my career – this time with another large Wellington firm, acting mainly for corporate clients.

Having taken “time out” (an ironic phrase, if ever there was one) to raise a family, I decided to re-enter the paid work force and sought a firm that provided personalised service to its clients, whether they were individuals or businesses.

LawWorks provides that culture perfectly and I am particularly attracted to LawWorks’ philosophy of being there 100% and creating positive outcomes for clients.

Areas of expertise:

Email: sarah@lawworksnz.com

Phone: +64 9 3039915

Legal Resources:

Business Warrant of Fitness
Is your business healthy? do you have the right structure to trade efficiently and profitably? This article has useful tips for business owners.

Buying a Business
Some of the issues that need to be considered when you are buying a business are discussed below.

Dealing with deceased person's estate
If, on the death of a loved one, you know that the deceased had executed a will, contact the solicitor who drafted the will and inform him or her of the death.

Inheritance Laws
Inheritance law, or (who gets what when you die), has changed dramatically in recent times. The most significant change has been the introduction of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“PRA”) which came into force on 1 February 2002. The PRA amends the law regarding property division between couples. Read more to see how you may be affected!

Investing in rental property- the do's and dont's
For many New Zealanders, bricks and mortar are an important part of our lives. We either own our own home or aspire to one day. Some go one step further and purchase rental property.

Leaky Buildings- what are they?
There has been a lot of publicity with regard to “leaky building” syndrome. It seems that every recently built house in Auckland and other parts of New Zealand may be under suspicion as having a problem of leaking or being wet...read on to find out more about this topical issue.

The importance of a simple Will.
You should review your will when major events happen in your life. For example, the birth of children, the death of close relatives or other major changes in circumstances such as buying a new home, or transferring property to a trust etc.

Trusts and Relationship Property

Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007
As you are no doubt aware, the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 (“the Act”) came into force on 5 September 2007. Briefly, the Act prohibits electronic messages from a New Zealand link being sent to a recipient’s mailbox unless there is an existing business relationship between sender and recipient.

What is a Bequest?
A Bequest can help your favourite charity. Charities and not-for profit organisations can benefit enormously from bequests – a gift in your will can make a real difference to the work that they perform in your community.

Why do you need a Will and a Power of Attorney?
What if you become mentally incapable and can’t look after yourself or make decisions about your own affairs? Who can make decisions about your welfare, deal with your property, operate your bank accounts or pay your bills?