All bases are covered at our Robina Town Centre, Coolangatta and Kingscliff offices. Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett introduces the property team and the exciting new services available to real estate agents and clients.
The feedback we have from agents is that it is difficult to obtain legal advice for their clients when they are about to sign contracts. Availability for lawyers generally is difficult on occasions and most good lawyers and conveyancers are very busy! Attwood Marshall have taken the step of opening their Robina Town Centre office on Thursday nights from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. and on Saturday mornings from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon. We will have someone from our property team available during these hours and calls for all offices will be directed through the Robina office during this time. It is a natural progression for lawyers to be dragged into the 21st Century in terms of customer service availability. This is particularly important in relation to property sales and the signing of contracts as soon as possible after the deal has been struck.
The Attwood Marshall property team and their office locations are as follows:-
Kingscliff Office – Kingscliff Professional Centre
Rachel Godden – Licensed Conveyancer (NSW)
Rachel has been working in the legal industry for in excess of 12 years and has acted almost exclusively in conveyancing and property related matters. This interest in property led to Rachel completing her Associate Diploma in law and obtaining her accreditation as a Licensed Conveyancer in NSW.
Rachel is stationed permanently at our state of the art new Kingscliff office which is located on the 2nd floor of the Kingscliff Professional Centre, 38-42 Pearl Street (corner of Turnock St), Kingscliff, opposite the shopping centre. Rachel is experienced in handling property matters in both NSW and QLD and is a welcome acquisition to our busy property team. Her experience and local knowledge are invaluable in advising our clients in relation to their most valuable investments. When selling your home and moving house it is recognised as one of the most stressful times in people’s lives and it is important to have an experienced person in this area to ensure that the transaction goes through smoothly.
Rachel is a long term local resident and lives at Banora Point with her husband and 3 children. For any enquiries, you can telephone Rachel directly on 02 6670 1002, mobile 0402 238 348 or email [email protected] or free call 1800 621 071.
Coolangatta Office – The Strand Shopping Centre
Barry Van Heerden – Property and Commercial Partner
Barry was initially admitted as a lawyer in South Africa in 1986 where he practised in property and commercial law until moving to Australia in 2002. Barry carried out further study in Australia and obtained a Graduate Certificate in Applied Law and also completed his Masters Law Degree. Barry joined Attwood Marshall in 2006 and heads up the property and commercial department. Barry practices exclusively in business & commercial law with a focus on leasing, buying and selling of businesses (particularly medical and dental practices), body corporate & management rights. He is also very experienced in the areas of business structuring and business succession.
Barry lives with his family in Robina and is stationed at the Coolangatta head office, although he often visits the Robina Town Centre office for appointments. For any enquiries you can telephone Barry directly on 07 5506 8248, mobile 0403 452 455 or email [email protected] or free call 1800 621 071.
Jess Kimpton – Department Manager and Property Paralegal
Jess joined us in August 2016 initially as a property paralegal. Previously Jess had worked in the legal industry as a conveyancing paralegal for in excess of 6 years and more recently worked for a large Sydney firm before relocating back to the Gold Coast to reside with her family. Jess was quickly promoted to the position of Department Manager in the Property & Commercial Department and also continues to provide paralegal support to our lawyers and conveyancers.
As Department Manager, Jess (along with Andrea McGarry) manages the property team and takes new enquiries from clients and referrers. Although Jess is usually glued to the phone taking new enquiries and assisting clients and real estate agents, she prides herself on being available and getting back to people quickly. Jess has a remarkable work ethic and does her best to respond as soon as possible in the numerous calls, emails and faxes that are received in the property section.
For any enquiries in the Property & Commercial Department please contact Jess on her direct line 07 5506 8402, mobile 0403 452 459 or email [email protected] or free call 1800 621 071.
Andrea McGarry – Business and Commercial Senior Paralegal
Andi is our Business and Commercial Senior Paralegal.
Andi graduated from Bond University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Business and spent two years working in the travel industry. Andi is studying for her Law Degree and has worked in Gold Coast legal firms during her studies. Andi’s pedigree is also in law with her father being an established long term local Gold Coast lawyer. Andi prides herself on her attention to detail and organisational skills. She is an important part of the property team and does her best to ensure that all matters run as smoothly as possible. You can telephone Andi on her direct line 07 5506 8242, mobile 0429 528 128 or email [email protected] or free call 1800 621 071.
You are welcome to contact our office with any enquiries concerning property and commercial advice. Please contact our Property and Commercial Department Manager, Jess Kimpton on direct line 07 5506 8202, email [email protected]. Please click here to access our team brochure with details of our professional staff.