Smith, Wood & Woods Barristers
and Solicitors specialize in 

Commercial Law, Conveyancing, 
Employment, Family Law, Trusts, Wills, Asset Planning and Estates.

 

OUR

EXPERTISE

COMMERCIAL LAW

  • Financing and refinancing

  • Securities

  • Terms of trade

  • Structures (companies, joint ventures, partnerships and trusts)

  • Leases

EMPLOYMENT

  • Employment agreements

  • Disputes

TRUSTS

  • Working closely with you and your financial advisors to ascertain the most effective asset protection structures for your specific requirements

  • Family Trusts, Charitable Trusts and Trading Trusts

  • Administering and managing gifting programmes

CONVEYANCING

  • Rural

  • Residential

  • Commercial

  • Sub-divisions

FAMILY LAW

  • Relationship property

  • Protection orders

  • Care and contact

  • Adoption

  • Testamentary claims

  • Paternity testing

WILLS, ASSET PLANNING AND ESTATES

  • Asset protection

  • Estate planning

  • Succession planning

  • Enduring powers of attorney

  • Gifting

  • Elder law and residential care home

 

ABOUT  US

Smith Wood & Woods is a well respected Southland law firm and has been serving local families and businesses for over 100 years. Today we also provide professional legal advice to national and offshore clients. 

 

We are a general practice firm which offers practical advice while providing you with personal service. The Smith Wood & Woods team prides itself on being knowledgeable, efficient and proactive.

 

OUR PEOPLE

PAUL GRAY  LLB, BSc

Director

Paul was educated at the University of Otago and admitted to the bar in 2002.  After graduating he worked at a local law firm for a couple years before moving to London.  Paul spent four years in London working as a prosecutor and licensing litigation lawyer before returning to Gore in 2009.  Paul joined Smith Wood & Woods in 2009 and became a director of the firm in 2013.

 

Areas of practice:

  • Rural, Commercial and Residential Conveyancing

  • Wills, Asset Planning and Estates

  • Trusts

  • Commercial Law

  • Employment

 

Paul is on the Southland Law Society Council and is a Director of Gore Health Limited.  Outside of work Paul enjoys spending time with his family, fly fishing and playing golf.

 

T. +64 3 208 9184

M. +64 27 777 0529

E. paul.gray@swwlaw.co.nz

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LISA GRACE  LLB, BSc

Director

Lisa was educated at the University of Otago and admitted to the bar in 2005.  After graduating Lisa worked at an Invercargill law firm for two and a half years before joining Smith Wood & Woods in 2007.  She became a director of the firm in 2009.

 

Areas of practice:

  • Rural, Commercial and Residential Conveyancing

  • Trusts

  • Wills and Asset Planning

  • Commercial Law

 

Lisa is treasurer of the Local Vocals Gore & Districts Choir and also sings in the music team at Calvin Community Church. Lisa was on the committee of the Gore Parents Centre for seven years and was a trustee of the Gore Kids Hub for three years. Outside of work Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, tramping, sewing and watching cricket.

 

T. +64 3 208 9184

M. +64 27 551 1289

E. lisa.grace@swwlaw.co.nz

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JOANNE MACGREGOR  LLB, BA

Director

Joanne was educated at University of Otago and commenced work at Smith Wood & Woods in 1999. After moving with her young family to the family sheep farm in Dipton in 2007 Joanne took a break from legal work returning to the firm in March 2017.

 

Areas of practice:

  • Relationship Property

  • Trusts

  • Wills, Asset Planning and Estates

  • Enduring Power of Attorneys

  • Commercial and Residential Conveyancing

 

Joanne is a member of the Central Southland College Board of Trustees and Hockey Southland Board. Outside of work Joanne enjoys following her children's sport and time at home on the farm.

 

T. +64 3 208 9184

M. +64 27 333 7694

E. jo.macgregor@swwlaw.co.nz

DOREEN MARSHALL

Law Clerk

E. doreen.marshall@swwlaw.co.nz

ALISON STACK

Law Clerk

E. alison.stack@swwlaw.co.nz

HELEN ANDERSON

Law Clerk

E. helen.anderson@swwlaw.co.nz

 
PHYSICAL ADDRESS

Westpac Building

Mersey Street

Gore 9710

Southland

New Zealand

Click here to view our
Terms of Engagement (PDF)

POSTAL ADDRESS

PO Box 18

Gore 9740

New Zealand

Tel. +64 3 208 9184

Fax. +64 3 208 9369

Email. info@swwlaw.co.nz

DX. YB92510

ANZ Bank: 06-0923-0054656-00

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