We often get asked by people setting up a new business, “What’s the difference between a sole trader and a limited liability company? A sole trader is a common ownership structure used to operate a small business. The main operator of the business
Buying and selling of commercial and residential properties, commercial leases, residential tenancies, refinancing and restructuring, and subdivisions.
Advice and asset planning, trust formation, administration, gifting, trustee loans, memorandum of guidance, change of trustees, and change of beneficiaries.
Buying or selling businesses, shareholders’ agreements, specialised business contracts and employment.
Crafting wills, enduring powers of attorney, contracting-out agreements (pre nups), property-sharing agreements, and estate administration.
Wendy has been practicing law for over 25 years and still gets a thrill from being able to use her skill set to help people with their legal needs. She’s a real people person and genuinely believes in listening and building true relationships with clients, which is why so many clients remain with Horrocks Hampton for life.
She enjoys all areas of the law the firm specialises in but takes particular joy in reviewing and advising new clients on existing trusts. “I like sorting out the documentation, restructuring and tidying up a trust so they work better for clients!”
She also loves helping couples design their pre-nup or property sharing agreements and helping first-home buyers navigate the conveyancing process.
Wendy lives in Takapuna, enjoys painting, yoga and travel, and has a grown-up daughter, Laura.
LLB University of Auckland 1992
BA (Sociology) University of Auckland 1992
“I was first introduced to Horrocks Hampton almost 20 years ago and during that time have used their services for a range of business, real estate, family trust and estate matters. On every occasion the experience has been professional and also personal and I have always felt their interests lie in providing the best outcomes for me at a fair price. At all times they have been extremely knowledgeable around legal matters, very willing to share information and advice, and have a great network for referrals if anything falls outside of their area of work. Dealing with the team at Horrocks Hampton is both simple and enjoyable and I would happily recommend their services.”
Ed Ellington, Champs Fitness – Mission Bay
- "Wendy and the team went above and beyond to provide legal advice and guidance with my situation. Would highly recommend."
“Wendy Hampton has worked with us since 2003. She has provided exemplary support and advice for us for the ongoing running and alignment of our family and business interests. She has provided us with informed and balanced advice that continues to enable us to grow and develop. Recently we relocated to Hamilton but as we have had such great service we have continue to use Wendy as a trustee and travel back to Auckland.”
Fraser and Emma McGhie – Hamilton
“As a real estate agent I deal with a number of different conveyancing solicitors and I can honestly say that Wendy Hampton is exceptional. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable but she will go above and beyond to help, so much so that my wife and I have now employed her for our own personal business. Sometimes in business you meet standouts and Wendy is certainly one of them.”
Michael Swarbrick – Harcourts Cooper & Co
“We became acquainted with Wendy Hampton in 2001 at a financial investment meeting where she delivered a very informative and helpful presentation on Trust Law. On the basis of that very favourable impression, we moved all of our family legal requirements to Wendy in 2009. In our long association with Wendy, we have always found that she is very professional and a careful adviser but with the very helpful ability to explain legal concepts in layman’s language such that it has always been a pleasure to work with her.”
Ron and Gwen Martin – Rotorua
“I have been a client of Wendy Hampton for 6 years. She was highly recommended to me; she has not disappointed. Wendy has completed numerous legal tasks on my behalf, including the sale of my business, tenancy lease agreements, property sales, property purchases, my trust and more. I trust Wendy completely. She does an extremely thorough job and she’s a nice person, too, which makes appointments a pleasant experience! I have recommended several people to Wendy and they have all enjoyed the same experience. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Wendy.”
Nicola Rogers – Taupaki
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