Our Team

At Williams Woolf and Zuur we draw on the skills and experience of our entire team to ensure that you receive the best practical, good value advice and service. Many of our staff have been with us for a long time, and over the years we have formed close working relationships with each other and our clients.

Alex Zuur

Commercial, Property, Litigation

Alex has more than 40 years of post-admission experience gained in both private and government sectors and is the Principal of the firm. He previously practised in government covering insurance, fair trading, employment law and media law before moving into private practise in 1989. Alex is experienced in litigation, property and commercial law.

Andrea Lawson
, Probate, Property

Andrea was admitted as a solicitor and joined the firm in 2012. She holds a Diploma in Business (Human Resources), Bachelor of Education and Juris Doctor Degree. Prior to her career as a solicitor Andrea was a senior manager in the securities industry, a human resources manager and teacher. Andrea specialises in probate and wills as well as property law, including commercial leasing, sale of business, and conveyancing.

Judith Kerr
Admitted to practice in 1981

Judith has extensive litigation experience with particular emphasis on disputed estates, employment law and guardianship issues.

Gail Straney
Personal Assistant/Para-Legal

Personal assistant to Andrea Lawson and para-legal, Gail has more than 45 years experience in the legal/paralegal arena. Gail is the first point of contact for most of our clients. Gail has been with the firm since 1991 and is therefore the longest serving employee.

Rula Grant
Legal Secretary/Assistant

Legal support, Rula has worked for various legal practices and has over 30 years of legal experience covering the areas of conveyancing, wills and estates. Rula has been employed by Williams Woolf & Zuur since March 2016 as support to Alex Zuur and Andrea Lawson.

Gabrielle Thomas
Legal Secretary/Assistant

Personal assistant to Alex Zuur, Gabrielle has had over 35 years experience working in the legal profession covering the areas of conveyancing, leasing, wills, estates, litigation and family law. Gabrielle has worked with Williams Woolf and Zuur since 1994.

Sue Crossman
Office administration and accounting

Sue has an extensive background in merchant banking and finance and has been part of the team at Williams Woolf & Zuur for over 25 years making her one of our longest serving employees. Her valuable experience ensures the smooth operation of our accounts department and administration of the practice.