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.

Alice Trubshoe, Registered Legal Executive.
During her eight years with Gawith Burridge, Alice completed her Diploma in Legal Executive studies and is described by her colleagues as ‘very organised and able to plan ahead’. She has a great rapport with clients and her teammates.

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!

Lynn Beveridge, Personal Assistant.
Described by the team as ‘our rock’, Lynn holds the team together keeping it well organized. 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.

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