Clare Butler, Amanda Dobson and Toni Miles Smiling outside of the front of the McKenzie Law Office

We are thrilled to welcome three new recruits to our team – Solicitor Clare Butler LL.B (Hons), Legal Consultant Amanda Dobson LL.B (Hons) and Toni Miles ACILEx, Legal Assistant.

Clare joins our Commercial Team to work alongside Niels, dealing with business and property work. Clare joins us from another local firm after a short career break and is bravely re-training, having previously specialised in a different area of the law. Given Clare’s outstanding academic and professional achievements to date we know that she is able to rise to the challenge and succeed! Her key involvement in their successful family company means that she is no stranger to the world of business and all its demands. You can meet Clare in more detail on the About Us page.

We also welcome Amanda to the Wills and Probate Team. Amanda originally trained as a Barrister before leaving this behind to work in private practice with Solicitors. She has considerable experience in this area of work and has previously been at the helm of a private client department at another local firm. She has particular expertise in drafting Wills and Trusts and enjoys knotty legal challenges. She has the rare skill of being able to make complex issues straightforward and at the same time, everyone likes her. She is someone who gets things done. We consider ourselves very lucky to have her on board!

Toni is training to be a Legal Executive and will work alongside Vicki, Laura and Amanda dealing with Wills and Probate, and will also deal with residential conveyancing. Toni is happy to be returning to work with older clients and particularly enjoys helping people who may be finding life difficult because of age or illness. At her interview we asked her what career she would have chosen if not the law. She replied that she would probably have been a nurse. She has a calming, reassuring and friendly manner and we are delighted that she has joined us.