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Wendy Smith

Wendy Smith

Trust Account Administrator

Wendy is our Trust Account Administrator and has been with Klinkert Law since 2021. Wendy loves to look after our clients in a helpful and friendly manner.

Wendy assists with all things financial in a quiet and confidential manner.

Wendy works full-time so if there is anything you need to know about your account, feel free to give her a call, she’s always happy to answer any queries.

To enquire about Wendy Smith assisting you please contact her on 03 4777267 or at wendy@klinkertlaw.co.nz

Brodie Bellingham

Brodie Bellingham

Legal Executive

Brodie is one of our legal executives and has been with Klinkert Law since 2019. Brodie’s chief aim is to assist clients to achieve their desired outcomes in a stress-free and comprehendible manner.

Brodie has comprehensive knowledge in conveyancing, estates, wills, powers of attorney, and trusts.

Although Brodie works on a part-time basis (he spends most of his time with his children), he is always excited to talk and share his legal knowledge to enable you to decide whether we can assist with your legal needs.

To enquire about Brodie Bellingham assisting you please contact him directly on 03 4777267 or at brodie@klinkertlaw.co.nz

Ravi

Ravi

Sentient Being

Ravi, the English Staffordshire bullterrier hales from Te Awamutu. He was born in November 2019 and has followed in his predecessor’s footsteps, Martin, after whom our building is named. Ravi has been working since the age of 9 weeks as the resident Staffie, friend and companion to many who come through our doors. He may bring you a toy, or just sit with you. He has hidden talents such as ball fetching and taming water.

To enjoy Ravi’s company, you are welcome to visit. Please call us to enquire about Ravi’s availability on 03 4777267.

Anja Klinkert

Anja Klinkert

Lawyer, Mediator, Advocate

Anja has over 20 years of experience, practising as a mediator, collaborative lawyer and advocate in Ōtepoti / Dunedin. Anja works best as part of a team. That includes her clients, her team at Klinkert Law, Ravi (Staffie) and a number of people that have their place at the particular moment in time.

Anja’s areas of expertise are in Property, including relationship property, conveyancing and business transactions, companies and partnerships, and Relationships, including family parenting, employment relationships, trust and estate interactions. Anja enjoys and is committed to on-going study and self-improvement, so her area of expertise is always growing.

Anja is accredited with the Resolution Institute and is an AMINZ mediator panel member. She practices as a Barrister & Solicitor and is a member of the Family Law and Property Law Sections of the New Zealand Law Society, as well as a member of the Collaborative Resolution New Zealand Incorporated Society. She is tech savvy and has extensive experience in online processes having provided optional online dispute resolution services for many years.

To enquire about Anja Klinkert assisting you please contact her directly on 0274 972337, 03 4777267 or at anja@klinkertlaw.co.nz

Justine Macdonald

Justine Macdonald

Legal Executive

Justine is one of our legal executives and has been with Klinkert Law since 2021.

Justine started her legal career straight out of high school and has over 20 years’ experience in the legal industry with law firms in Dunedin and Sydney, Australia. Areas of expertise include conveyancing, estates, wills, powers of attorney, and trusts.

Justine is most passionate about assisting our clients with the day-to-day practicalities in buying or selling property and helping them through what can be a very stressful time.

To enquire about Justine Macdonald assisting you please contact her directly on 03 4777267 or at justine@klinkertlaw.co.nz.

Dani Nicolson

Dani Nicolson

Lawyer, Mediator

Dani is a lawyer and mediator, specializing in relational issues and general practice. Dani provides legal and mediation services in all things related to:

  • Family disputes
  • Relationship Property
  • Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Asset Protection
  • Business and Companies
  • Property and Welfare Orders
  • Adoption
  • Property
  • Estates

Dani is a collaborative professional and trained in Collaborative Practice. Dani works keenly with other professionals (and with her wonderful team at Klinkert Law) to support you to find the simple or ‘out of the box’ solutions that might be required for your situation.

Dani is an accredited member of the Resolution Institute. She is a volunteer mediator with Dunedin Community Mediation. Dani is committed to ongoing professional development and is part of a family therapy ‘reflective practice group’ and other groups dedicated to working with people in dispute.

Dani has practiced in the Family Court since 2016 and is a provider of Legal Aid Services. She appears regularly in the Family Court at Ōtepoti / Dunedin and other Courts around New Zealand. Dani volunteers at Community Law Otago.

Just a note, Dani works part-time and has many hobbies in the community; on her property; and in outdoor pursuits from the mountains to the ocean. If you cannot reach her at the office, the team at Klinkert Law can usually find her by the trail of sand she leaves … and she is often close by or contactable on her mobile/email.

To get in touch with Dani about a legal or mediation matter, please contact her directly on 022 6955246 or dani@klinkertlaw.co.nz

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