Susan Vize – Owner Chocolate Brown
We bought Chocolate Brown in 2015. It has been in Warkworth for 8 years and before that was running in the South Island. Les helped us with buying a chocolate factory that was in liquidation. The factory produced chocolates on a machinery based production line, and targeted the tourism and promotional markets. We took the factory out of liquidation and got it up and running. Les was excellent to deal and got things done in a timely manner. He was very efficient and effective. And a sense of humour! When we had problems with the vendor, he came up with practical advice to work around the issues.
I would definitely recommend Webster Malcolm Law. It’s great to have someone local in our local community who is practical, discreet, and whom we enjoy dealing with.
We like to support local but also like to keep our private affairs private. Les and Webster Malcolm allow us to enjoy the benefits of both.
Mary Evans – Herons Flight Vineyard
Our relationship is based on trust and honesty. It’s empowering when your lawyer understands what you need and has strategies to help you find it. Three generations of our family have needed Jackie Woolerton and Webster Malcolm Law to act for us this year, during a terminal illness, to buy property, set up trusts and businesses and to help us to settle property disputes. Every time we engage with our local neighbourhood lawyer we know they are coming from the basis of knowing us well and being able to give us sound legal advice. Sometimes this involves referring us to consult with others and they have a network of experts available to help.
Warren and Hayley Marshall
When you are starting out in business we believe that having the right people around you is the key to success. We have known Julia Lockwood for a while and she has helped us with both our home and investment purchases. When it came time to launch Wazza’s she made things easy with her simple and efficient approach. We would totally recommend the team at Webster Malcolm. It’s nice to work with someone you can trust who will deliver the results you need.
Creator’s of Wazza’s – Coffee & Ice cream – Main road Wellsford
Andrew de Vine – Full Spectrum Gym
We opened in Warkworth in July 2016. Webster Malcolm advised us through our lease negotiations. And more recently Jackie has been a great help with securing funding and getting terms beneficial to our business. She provides us realistic advice and outlines a range of options when we have legal issues. These always revolve around the most friendly solution for both parties so that we can keep our heads up in the local community as being fair service providers. This is particularly important for us as a community like Rodney is a “big, little town” and our reputation and name is very important to the ongoing success and development of our business. There is never a question too small to put to Jackie. Plus when she comes in for a workout she gets into it, works hard and has a good laugh too.
I engaged Webster Malcolm for setting up a family trust. Les Miller was my lawyer and from the first moment I felt it was a right choice. Les and his team was professional, knowledgeable and dealt with the matter swiftly and effectively. More importantly, they were able to met the deadline in a short time-frame. My family and I were looked after very well and we felt assured. I would definitely recommend Webster Malcolm to others because I feel that they are reliable and can be depended upon.
Mark Rutson – Local Warkworth Builder
I have known Jackie for about 10 years now, she has helped me with a number of things over the years. Mainly with buying and selling property, my will. She has also been a great help around the custody of my kids and my divorce. Jackie has been great to deal with, if I happen to pop in without an appointment she sees me and when I phone her up she will always get back to me quickly.
Jeff Smith – Matakana Kitchen & Joinery
Les and the team at Webster Malcolm Law have been great to work with. They have helped us with a number of property purchases, tenancy agreements and setting up trusts. We find them friendly and easy to deal with. They are very approachable and great at what they do. We would highly recommend them.
Terry and Trish Gordon
We have a great working relationship with the team at Webster Malcom. They have helped us with many different projects including managing trusts and property sales.
Their service is just brilliant. – they are very easy and efficient to work with. We love the local connection and were most appreciative when Julia dropped into our home on her way home to get some documents signed.
Some close friends had recently purchased their first home using Webster Malcolm as they are based in the area and raved about them. So when we suddenly found “the one”, just before Christmas I might add, we didn’t hesitate to call Webster Malcolm. Patrick acted quickly with advice and gave us thorough instructions – we had absolutely no clue what legal steps we needed to take! As it was the busiest time of the year, it was difficult for us to take time off work to organise the mound of paperwork required; so I was constantly calling Patrick before work, during lunch and after hours. He was always contactable and ready with the information we needed. When the time came to meet, he was very flexible with times and locations – as we are not based in the area – and kept things as brief as possible without leaving us feeling overwhelmed with legal jargon. I would certainly recommend Webster Malcolm’s services, especially for people like us with little to no knowledge on the process.
Jess McClean – First Time Property Buyer
I am the Administration Manager at Chocolate Brown, which is an award winning café and Chocolate factory in Warkworth. It is my family’s business. At 20 years of age I have purchased my first property- a section in Warkworth- which is awesome and crazy!
On my parent’s advice I went to Webster Malcolm to help me with the purchase process. There are many details to understand but Les Miller was great to work with. He explained things in a simple, realistic way. He talked me through everything I needed to know. I am really grateful to the team for this and would recommend them as a very approachable firm.
Doug Ansford – Estate and Retirement Planning
I first met John Allen when he first came to Warkworth to practise law quite a few years ago. I was very impressed with the way he managed a property purchase for me. Since then he has given me excellent advice regarding my will and my financial affairs. I have the view that it makes real sense to leave professional matters of law to people who are trained and skilled and can match expert advice to our personal needs.
My latest step has been to buy a villa at Somerset Falls and I am very appreciative of the peace of mind I have been given over this process. The people at Webster Malcolm are a totally professional team that I would willingly recommend to anyone needing legal advice.
Matt Watts & Sarah Collings – Business Owners
We own the little butchery in Matakana. We were in Australia when we heard that the business was on the market. We were keen to buy the butchery and come home to NZ.
We needed legal advice to manage the purchase process. We were advised to use John so we contacted him and he was happy to take us through the steps to own the business.
Even though most of the detail was managed by email everything went “fast and easy” and we soon owned our first business!
We can really recommend this team. We trusted them with our money and John was great in explaining the steps to take when buying your first business.
It was a great experience. Our business is running well.
Tony and Dianne Niccolls – Long Term Clients
As local farmers, we’ve done a number of projects, including land sales. When it came to legal advice we were not looking for a “whizz kid” but for a lawyer who was willing to listen. John has always done what was necessary. He is knowledgeable about detail such as working with Auckland Council.
We find that this team always gives us prompt attention. We feel there is a “solid” feel about the way the firm deals with its clients.
They demonstrate integrity.
Christine Liggins – Debtfix Director (Also Simply Budget)
Webster Malcolm Law are my lawyers across both business and personal matters.
They have helped me with the purchase and sale of a business, the purchase of a house, and on a current business level I use their services on a regular basis as we specialise in insolvency procedures that need to be processed through the court system.
It’s great that they are just round the corner – within walking distance for me to drop in documents, and can easily organise a meeting. I would definitely recommend them to others, I also find them professional and helpful.
John Keast – Smells Beach Local
I find it great working with the local team at Webster Malcolm Law. They have helped me with matters from property purchases to estate planning. I really appreciate that they will work in with my schedule and wait to see me when I am on my way back from work in the city.
I know I am not just a number, they are really interested in getting the best result for me. I would recommend them because they are an expert team who are also friendly and approachable.
Petra & Dieter – Sandspit Locals
It is always a pleasure to work with Gaanesh and the team at Webster Malcolm Law. They have assisted us in the sale of rental properties and the purchase of a rental property and we have found their service to be very helpful and thorough. Their local office is very handy and parking is easy. We would have no hesitation in recommending Webster Malcolm Law as a trusted and expert team.
Ruth Porter – La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery & Beds R Us, Warkworth
Webster Malcolm Law have looked after all our legal work, both personal and business for the last 24 years. The team have always been very helpful with advice and been prompt at attending to our needs, we appreciate that Tracy and the team are so friendly and approachable.
We think there is a real benefit to working with a local law firm. They live and work in the same community as us and are more aware of local issues we could face.
It’s great to know that expert advice is only a phone call away and to have the trust that your affairs are well looked after.
Travis Cullen – Mangawhai Bobcats Ltd
I have really appreciated the help I have received from Webster Malcolm Law with legal advice over the years. They have assisted me with a range of services from business to personal matters.
Jackie is always very good to work with. She keeps things simple and is very happy to talk things through if I have a question or a concern. I would recommend Jackie and the team at Webster Malcolm Law as a very helpful and approach law firm.