Casey Avent – Legal Secretary
Casey has several years experience in the legal profession, having joined our team in December 2016 as a Legal Assistant, and later moved on to work as a Personal Secretary to the firm’s Senior Partner. Casey currently assists the firm’s Solicitors in managing Deceased Estates, Estate Planning, Litigation and Commercial matters, and provides valuable administration and marketing support to the Edgar and Wood team.
Ashlee Bennett – Conveyancing Secretary
Ashlee has been with Edgar and Wood since January 2015 and quickly built on her office administration and secretarial skills as a Legal Secretary serving two of the firms senior Solicitors with Family Law, Deceased Estates, Criminal Law and Litigation matters. She then undertook further on-job-training to allow her to move into the role of Senior Conveyancing Secretary working under the guidance of the firm’s Solicitors. Whether it be residential, commercial or rural conveyancing Ashlee’s can-do attitude and attention is valued by clients.
Kate Thomas – Senior Legal Secretary
Kate is one of Edgar and Wood’s longest serving team members having joined our team in 2009. As Senior Legal Secretary, Kate works alongside Michael Wood assisting in the day to day management of all matters including in the areas of Family Law, Leasing, Succession Planning, Litigation and Family Transfers. Her role involves liaising with clients and file contacts, drafting legal documents, undertaking legal research, finalising property settlements and assisting in court filings. Kate also plays an important role in managing day-to-day administrative functions of the office and is a Commissioner for Declarations and is happy to certify and witness documents for clients.
Bianca Facer – Finance Manager
Bianca is the team’s financial controller having joined our team in 2015 and is responsible for financial management of the firm. She looks after both trust and general accounting matters, develops systems for financial management and assists in maintaining our policies and procedures. She looks after accounts receivable and payable and is a valued mentor in the office for matters of administration and office function.
Sandy Evans – Receptionist
Sandy joined our team in 2015 as Receptionist and is the friendly first point of contact for clients and visitors to the Edgar and Wood office. Sandy has a down-to-earth and empathetic approach that sets clients at ease when phoning the office or dropping in for an appointment. Sandy looks after the appointments diaries for our Solicitors and provides administration support to the business including overseeing the firm’s Safe Custody documents. She also supports the Finance Manager as required.