Legal Services

An overview of the legal services we offer can be viewed below.

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Family Law

We accept instructions from clients to assist them in their journey through separation, parenting disputes, property disputes, domestic violence, child support, spousal maintenance, adoption, testamentary claims and issues related to involvement by Child, Youth and Family Services (Ministry of Social Development).

We believe in empowering our clients by providing them with our support and sharing our knowledge and skills in order to achieve a positive and realistic outcome.

We are experienced and committed to ongoing training in the area of negotiation, mediation, conciliation and advocacy.

We are able to represent our clients in the Family Court and in the High Court.

Anja Klinkert also works as a collaborative professional whereby parties to a dispute agree to try and resolve their dispute by way of a collaborative process utilising their advisors in an out of Court process with face to face meetings, no letters or affidavits being exchanged between lawyers.


Relationship Property

Traditionally we have a strong focus on property, providing our clients with services in buying and selling private and commercial real estate as well as small businesses.

Anja Klinkert works in the area of family law, commercial / company law and property conveyancing, which therefore gives our clients the advantage of working with a lawyer that has the practical experience and knowledge to advise them on all aspects of their relationship property.

We draw up property sharing agreements / pre-nuptial agreements at the beginning of a relationship and property division agreements / separation agreements at the end of a relationship.

We are able to represent our clients in the Family Court and in the High Court.

Anja Klinkert provides mediation services to assist clients to find the most practical solution for them.

Anja Klinkert also works as a collaborative lawyer where clients and their advisors commit to resolving their disputes by way of face to face meetings only, without exchanging lawyer's letters or affidavits.


Court

Anja Klinkert accepts instructions in the area of family, employment law and civil litigation.

Legal aid is administered by the Ministry of Justice and we no longer provide this service.


Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

We accept instructions from clients to work in the area of civil litigation and dispute resolution.

We deal with a variety of disputes and act for clients in making applications as well as defending applications.

We resolve the vast majority of disputes at, or before, proceedings being drafted.

If Court proceedings are necessary we are able to represent our clients in the District Court and in the High Court. At times we also instruct a senior barrister to further our client’s litigation objective.

Anja Klinkert provides mediation services to assist parties to find the most practical and out of Court resolution for them.

Anja Klinkert also works as a collaborative lawyer where clients and their advisors commit to resolving their disputes by way of face to face meetings only, without exchanging lawyer's letters or affidavits.


Employment Law / Agreements

Anja Klinkert works in the area of employment law.

In particular we provide services to employers and employees in resolving employment disputes, personal grievances, redundancies, disciplinary procedures, representation in mediation and adjudication.

We review and draft employment agreements, advise clients on restructuring, redundancy, relationship management, including performance and misconduct.

Anja Klinkert is able to represent our clients in the Employment Relations Service, the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court.

We resolve the vast majority of employment relationship problems at, or before, mediation.

Anja Klinkert provides mediation services, including work place mediation for employee relationship disputes.


Companies / Partnerships

Traditionally we have a strong focus on property, providing our clients with services in buying and selling private and commercial real estate as well as small businesses.

Anja Klinkert works in the area of commercial / company law and property conveyancing, which therefore gives our clients the advantage of working with a lawyer that has the practical experience and knowledge to advise them on a wide range of aspects in relation to their business and property affairs.

We incorporate companies, draw up company constitutions, shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements and leases of premises.

We provide advice on employment issues and work closely with our clients’ accountants and other advisors in order to support our clients’ business being a success.

We are able to represent our clients in the District Court and in the High Court.

Anja Klinkert provides mediation services, including partnership, director and shareholder disputes.


Property Sales & Purchases / Refinancing / Subdivisions

Traditionally we have a strong focus on property, providing our clients with services in buying and selling private and commercial real estate, assisting them with refinancing transactions and subdivisions.

We provide free legal advice at the contract formation stage.

We provide a comprehensive property conveyancing service at a quoted rate to our clients.

We do title searches, give advice on LIM reports and property inspection reports; we can assist with engaging the services of a registered valuer, obtaining a builder’s report and in obtaining suitable finance.

We work closely with surveyors, valuers, financiers, builders, plumbers, electricians, engineers, property managers, real estate agents, other property lawyers and other advisors in order to support our clients’ property transactions being a success.

We are able to represent our clients in the District Court and in the High Court.


Wills / Estates / Powers of Attorney & Trusts

We provide a comprehensive service to our clients in drafting their wills and advising them on keeping wills up-to-date with changing circumstances.

We also draw up powers of attorney for property and personal care and welfare.

We are able to provide our clients with practical and commonsense advice on asset protection. Trusts can be very useful in protecting your assets; however they are not the only means of achieving this.

We are able to provide our clients with advice about the pros and cons and the ongoing costs of a family trust.

We draw up family trust deeds, deeds of acknowledgement of debts, deeds of reduction of debts, gift statements, memoranda of wishes and trust resolutions.

We also administer estates. Because we have a strong focus on property law, we are able to provide our clients with a wide range of services, advice and support in resolving the estate administration and distribution.

Anja Klinkert provides elder mediation services including family disputes between aging adults, family members, attorneys, beneficiaries and trustees / executors.

We believe in empowering our clients by providing them with our support and sharing our knowledge and skills in order to achieve a positive and realistic outcome.

We are experienced and committed to ongoing training in the area of negotiation, mediation, conciliation and advocacy.

We are able to represent our clients in the Family Court, the District and the High Court.