Trudy has over 10 years’ experience in commercial and property law. She has always worked in specialist commercial and property teams. Prior to joining AWS Legal in early 2019, she worked at Anderson Lloyd in Dunedin, and then at Meredith Connell and Greenwood Roche in Auckland.
At AWS Legal, she jointly runs the Property and Projects team. This is a specialist team focusing on commercial property and corporate transactions. She is also the relationship partner for Southland District Council.
Trudy graduated from Otago University in 2008 with an LLB and BA (Hons). She is a member of the Property Law Section of the NZLS and an Associate Member of the NZ Institute of Directors. She has recently undertaken the governance essentials programme.
Outside of work, Trudy enjoys camping, mountain biking and exploring the various local walking tracks with her young family.
Examples of Trudy’s experience is set out below.
Undertaking property work for a local authority including property disposals, subdivisions, selling abandoned land, commercial leasing, and stopping of paper roads;
Assisting with development projects throughout New Zealand including property acquisitions & disposals, subdivisions, development agreements and commercial leases;
Acting for large commercial, industrial and retail landlord and tenant clients;
Advising on a broad range of commercial transactions including acquisitions and disposals, corporate restructuring and the negotiation of commercial contracts;
Undertaking subdivisions including specialised advice relating to easements, covenants, encumbrances, consent notices and unit title developments;
Advising clients on trust matters including new trusts, distributions and winding up trusts;
Acting for clients purchasing forest land, providing advice on carbon trading and registering forestry rights.