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Gemma made a difficult and very personal and challenging process doable. It’s not easy facing your own mortality and the scenario of you or your partner dying and who gets left what. Not something you want to think about really – and at times we struggled to reply to Gemma’s emails, finding it hard to make decisions. Gemma’s gentle prodding and reminding was so appreciated. She took our situation in hand, advising us of the options and worked with us until we were happy with what we decided.
We now have wills in place as well as power of attorney. Tremendous peace of mind comes with knowing we now have every situation well covered, from death to disability, and even potential family squabbles. Knowing the people we love will get the financial help they need when we go (or one of us goes) is a real weight off our shoulders. The last thing we want is to leave behind a mess for our loved ones to take on to get what they’re entitled to. Thank you so much Gemma. You are a real Gem!! We couldn’t have done it without you.
After handling my first inheritance I was in need of asset protection advice from someone I could ‘gel’ with, who was empathetic, communicated well, had confidence in the field and someone I could completely trust. After experiencing many other firms, I finally found Gemma who ticked all these boxes. Gem Legal covered all corners of risk and handled my Contracting out Agreement professionally and efficiently. Far superior service in comparison to other referrals. I now also have a Property Purchase Agreement in place with Gem Legal and will have my Will in her safe hands later this year. I couldn’t be happier with the experience and depth she covered, very happy to find a professional I can trust with my estate planning who marks the new modern standard.
Thank you Gemma!
Gemma sorted out my Will and my Enduring Powers of Attorney. I cannot thank her enough for her empathy, compassion and professionalism. I was a bit unsure about the process but Gemma has totally walked me through every step of the way and given me huge reassurance for my future. I have dealt with a number of lawyers in my lifetime and I can honestly say that Gemma is the very best lawyer I have ever dealt with. I can absolutely recommend her to anyone. Her integrity, honesty and professionalism are the best I have ever encountered. I trust her with everything. I absolutely commit that you can too.
“Gemma came highly recommended to me at the start of my journey towards buying my first home.
Gemma’s advice, guidance and professional approach made the process effortless. Knowing she had my back throughout and was always acting in my best interests. Gemma is reliable, efficient, transparent and professional and I look forward to working with her on any future legal requirements. I have not the slightest hesitation in recommending Gem Legal”
“Gemma was invaluable to have on our team as we navigated buying our first home in a difficult property market, with a really complicated sale. We could write an essay about how fantastic she was to work with. Meticulous, excellent communication and explanations of complex issues, Gemma guided us through the steps in offering, meeting conditions, dealing with challenges and setbacks, and helped us solve some really thorny situations to get us to the finish line of going unconditional and settling with the vendors and the bank. We would not be in our house if it wasn’t for her, and we cannot recommend her enough! We’ll be back for our wills, and we are telling everyone we know how wonderful she was to work with. Thank you Gemma! You changed our life.”
Gemma helped us establish a trust for our current and future investment properties, as this was our first, she really listened to what we wanted to achieve from it, she took the time to explain what the risk factors were and worked in collaboration with our accountant to work out the best structure to suit our needs. We were so happy with her quality of work throughout the entire process and her diligence to ensure the trust was set up before the settlement date.
I have met Gemma through a Network group and a few months ago entrusted her to help me and my husband with our family Life Planning which included wills, enduring power of attorney and estate planning.
From the outside the process looked daunting and contained a lot of information and scenarios to consider, but Gemma walked us through the process step by step, asking all the right questions to ensure that she provided us with a tailormade solution.
As a family who have immigrated to New Zealand and not having family around to fall back on in the event of the unforeseen, we now have peace of mind in the reassurance that every situation is covered. Not only do we have deeper knowledge of regulations that will be applicable, but we have someone who can act on behalf of us when required.
Gemma assisted me with setting up a Family Trust, Will and Enduring Powers of Attorney. Gemma worked with me to ensure that a Family Trust was appropriate for me and that there weren’t other options that would work better for me. I have never had a Will or an EPA before or thought about getting either of these. Gemma’s communication and advice during the process was second to none, I understood the benefits and consequence of my wishes. During the EPA process Gemma discussed the different options I had with regards to having other people consulted in different events and also ensuring my EPAs are future proofed. Gemma made the process easy to do and understand, allowing me to walk away confident in knowing all my legal matters are ready for the ‘what if’.
If you are wanting to set up a Trust for your family and assets, then please do reach out to Gemma. Gemma’s style and explanation were excellent and we felt like we were part of the process all the way through. No question was unanswered and this also helped with how we ultimately structured the Trust to really achieve what we set out to do. We also used Gemma to update our Wills. Although we had older Wills it made real sense to have these updated and aligned to the new Trust. Gemma was very good at explaining and structuring both and the way she explained how they would work together gave us a great deal of comfort and respect for what she does so well. We would highly recommend Gemma for Wills and Trusts as part of your legal requirements.
“Gemma was really fantastic to work with. As a first home buyer I didn’t know what I needed and she talked through it all with me. Gemma clearly explained everything and kept me well informed. I appreciated that she thought outside the box and was good at coordinating others involved. She made everything happen quickly and was reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend Gemma to other first home buyers.”
“My husband and I engaged Gemma for our property conveyancing needs across numerous sale and purchases. We had previously been using another firm but didn’t feel we had the
right connection and rapport. I found Gemma to be extremely knowledgeable, easy to talk to, a great listener and understanding of our needs and wants. She worked hard to reduce risk
and really tighten up the contract in our favour for a property we were purchasing off plans.
Gemma was also really quick to take action and offer advice when we had a potential issue that could’ve jeopardised our property settling when selling. Gemma has gone above and beyond our expectations and she is now my go-to person for all of our property matters. I highly recommend her.”