Sou’ West Legal Services Business of the Month
By C Smith, CRC Communications
WalpoleOnline.com is your local online business directory and our January business of the month is Sou’West Legal Services
Kirstine Forestier is the face and heart of Sou’ West Legal Services. She explained that her aim is to provide a legal service that is friendly and approachable. Kirstine said: “I have twenty years’ experience in most areas of law, and as a generalist practitioner, like a GP (doctor), can assist with most legal issues.”
Whether the legal problem is due to separation, criminal or traffic issues, civil matters like debt, or something to do with property, including conveyancing, Kirstine can usually assist.
She has a broad network of legal colleagues and when needed She works closely with a senior barrister who assists with more complex matters, so clients indirectly access those resources through Kirstine.
In 2014 Kirstine began her own legal practice starting in the north west where she had spent some years living and working.
In 2017 she moved to the south west and opened Sou’ West Legal Services. The legal practice is designed so that mobility is possible, to help clients living in remote communities in the South West, including most particularly Walpole.
Kirstine understands that a lawyer can be difficult to access when living far away from large urban centres, and when you do, they can be very impersonal and intimidating.
Often city lawyers have no understanding of the special needs of those living in smaller rural and remote centres.
Kirstine said, “Due to my own experiences of living and working as a lawyer in small rural and remote places, I want to offer my understanding, as well as my professional role. Giving something back is what my legal service is all about. So if those living in the place I love need my help, I can give it to them.”
Kirstine’s family lives on the outskirts of Busselton and in Many Peaks, and her work circuits take her to and through Walpole, depending on demand. She loves to travel to small centres to assist clients in their own home town.
“Walpole is where I hope one day to retire to, and I look forward to assisting clients living there in the meantime. Feel free to give me a call if you need to discuss writing your will, or resolving a legal problem you have been unable to fix yourself.
I like to help early on if I can before things become too entrenched or complicated, so I encourage people to talk to me early on even for initial advice, to prevent the problems escalating.”
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