Estates

Gawith Burridge formed a dedicated Estate Administration Team in January 2020.

The team specialises in helping clients work through end-of-life estate administration. Whilst estate administration has been a significant part of the firm’s service for decades, having a dedicated team is a new approach which is proving highly beneficial to clients.

Estate Administration Team Manager, Kylie Moore, says it is a highly sensitive and emotional time for clients and so having an experienced and empathetic team can really help. “We can also support one another, as the emotional aspect can be challenging,” says Kylie.

Kylie has been with Gawith Burridge since 2017 specialising in estate administration. She started her legal career in 1993, here in the Wairarapa, as a legal secretary. Having eventually qualified as a Lawyer in Queensland she returned to New Zealand with her husband to raise her family.

Kylie has had a particular interest in estate administration since 2001 and so brings with her a good deal of experience.

Joining Kylie on the team are:

Nicki Thomas, Solicitor.
Nicki has been with Gawith Burridge since October 2019. Juggling raising children and studying law was described by Nicki as ‘a lengthy process’ but she’s now qualified and is loving practicing law. The team love her great sense of humour and it is clear that clients are drawn to her down-to-earth approach.

Lauren-Beth Stitt, Registered Legal Executive.
“LB”, as she is known, joined Gawith Burridge in February 2020 having relocated from Kapiti with her husband and young children for her husband’s work. LB is an experienced estate administrator (having done similar work in Kapiti) and has hit the ground running at Gawith Burridge. The team wonder how they ever coped without her!

Ping Fang, Legal Executive.
Ping joined the Estate Administration Team recently after finishing her New Zealand Legal Executive Diploma in 2020. She travelled around New Zealand and settled down in the beautiful Wairarapa. Ping is excited to be a member of the team and start her legal career.

Lynn Beveridge, Personal Assistant.
Described by the team as ‘our rock’, Lynn holds the team together keeping it well organised. Lynn has been with Gawith Burridge for 20 years (having started in the Martinborough office) and is now studying to complete the Legal Executive qualification.

“Thank you very much for all the work you have done for the estate. We are very happy with the great service you provide. There have been no delays, you don’t overcharge, and your communication and disclosure have been excellent… Thanks for all your hard work…” – HC, June 2021

“Kylie and Nicki have been absolutely brilliant to work with and we thank you for helping us…” – BA, June 2021

“Lauren Beth, thank you for all your help, you have really made things simple for us as a family after the loss of Dad. I cannot rate the service you have provided our family highly enough. You have been very clear as to what we have had to do, and when, and done so with respect and compassion. Your service has been just great and this has made dealing with things easier with me based out of town” – DE, July 2021

“Kylie, you have been nothing but helpful and professional and I have felt truly supported by you throughout” – KC, August 2021

The team’s “The Closing Chapter” PDF book is a practical guide to help deal with the death and estate of close family or friends.

Download “The Closing Chapter” estates book PDF