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Charlene Benson

Partner

B.A/LL.B (University of Canterbury) 1994
Charlene Benson

What I do
I specialise in property (residential, rural and commercial), trust and estate planning, deceased estates and elder care (wills, enduring powers of attorney and retirement villages).

How I like to work with clients
Helping clients find solutions to their legal issues is the most rewarding part of being a lawyer.

It is important clients are empowered throughout this process to be actively engaged in achieving outcomes. Clients must feel they are part of the process, part of the solution and have been listened to.

I believe it is important to work closely with other key advisors to ensure we are all striving for the same goals for our client.

My approach to client service
Delivering a high level of client service is critical. I like to build rapport with clients to help me fully understand who they are and what motivates them. I am a lawyer who is approachable, thoughtful, respectful and tenacious.

It is my job to keep clients informed of progress and answer any questions that they may have. Clients must have certainty they can rely on me.

What I like to do after hours
I love spending time with my husband Philip and two gorgeous teenage daughters. We have a small lifestyle property which we enjoy looking after when we are not walking, boating, skiing, travelling or spending time with family and friends.

Memberships
  • New Zealand Law Society

Contact Details

DDI: +64 3 371 0496
M: +64 27 629 8443
E-mail Charlene Benson

Secretary

Kathryn McBrearty
DDI: +64 3 371 0484
E-mail Kathryn McBrearty

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