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Licensed Conveyancer joins our Property Team at the Kingscliff Office

New Department Managers Head Up Property Team At Coolangatta Main Office and Lawyer Anita Smith returns.

The Property & Commercial Department have some new faces in the team.  Partner Barry Van Heerden introduces the new staff and their roles in the Property & Commercial Department.

Attwood Marshall welcomes the following new staff:-

  1. Rachel Godden – Licensed Conveyancer (NSW)

Rachel has been working in the legal industry for in excess of 12 years and has acted almost exclusively in conveyancing and property related matters.  This interest in property led to Rachel completing her Associate Diploma in law and obtaining her accreditation as a Licensed Conveyancer in NSW.

Rachel will be stationed permanently at our state of the art new Kingscliff office which is located on the 2nd floor of the Kingscliff Professional Centre, 38-42 Pearl Street (corner of Turnock St), Kingscliff, opposite the shopping centre.  Rachel is experienced in handling property matters in both NSW and Qld and is a welcome acquisition to our busy property team.  Her experience and local knowledge are invaluable in advising our clients in relation to their most valuable investments.  When selling your home and moving house it is recognised as one of the most stressful times in people’s lives and it is important to have an experienced person in this area to ensure that the transaction goes through smoothly.

Rachel is a long term local resident and lives at Banora Point with her husband and 3 children.  For any enquiries, you can telephone Rachel directly on 02 6670 1002 or email;

  1. Jess Kimpton – Department Manager and Property Paralegal

Jess joined us in August 2016 initially as a property paralegal.  Previously Jess had worked in the legal industry as a conveyancing paralegal for in excess of 6 years and more recently worked for a large Sydney firm before relocating back to Burleigh to reside with her family.  Jess was quickly promoted to the position of Department Manager in the Property & Commercial Department and also continues to provide paralegal support to our lawyers and conveyancers.

As Department Manager, Jess (along with Andrea McGarry) manages the property team and takes new enquiries from clients and referrers.  Although Jess is usually glued to the phone taking new enquiries and assisting clients and real estate agents, she prides herself on being available and getting back to people quickly if she is on the phone or busy with clients.  Jess has a remarkable work ethic and does her best to return any calls that she does not take as quickly as possible and respond to the numerous emails and faxes that are received in the property section.

For any enquiries in the Property & Commercial Department please contact Jess on her direct line 07 5506 8214 or email or free call 1800 621 071;

  1. Andrea McGarry – Department Manager

Andi has recently joined us as a Department Manager in the Property & Commercial Department.  Along with Jess Kimpton, Andi handles incoming enquiries from clients and referrers and also assists with property paralegal work to support our lawyers and conveyancers.

Andi graduated from Bond University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Business and spent two years working in the travel industry. Andi is studying for her Law Degree and has worked in Gold Coast legal firms during her studies.  Andi’s pedigree is also in law with her father being an established long term local Gold Coast lawyer.  Andi prides herself on her attention to detail and organisational skills.  She is an important part of the property team and does her best to ensure that all matters run as smoothly as possible.  You can telephone Andi on her direct line 07 5506 8242 or email or free call 1800 621 071;

  1. Anita Smith – Property & Commercial Lawyer

Anita commenced her employment with Attwood Marshall as an office junior in 2001.  She quickly worked her way through the ranks to become a conveyancing and property paralegal and subsequently left Attwood Marshall for some years when she worked for several recognised Gold Coast firms.  Anita has returned to Attwood Marshall in recent years and is now an integral part of our Property & Commercial Department.  Anita has worked almost exclusively in her 16 years in the legal industry within the property and commercial section.

Anita is proficient in all property related matters, including conveyancing, commercial property matters (including leasing), business contracts, commercial agreements and securities.  Anita works closely with me in the commercial and business areas and is a welcome addition to the Property & Commercial Department.  Anita can be contacted on direct line 07 5506 08214 or email or contact us through our free call 1800 621 071.

You are welcome to contact our office with any enquiries concerning property and commercial advice. Please contact our Property and Commercial Department Managers, Jess Kimpton on direct line 07 5506 8402, email or Andrea McGarry on direct line 07 5506 8242, email Please click here to access our team brochure with details of our professional staff.

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Barry van Heerden

Barry van Heerden

  • Partner
  • Property and Commercial
  • Direct line: (07) 5506 8248
  • Mobile: 0403 452 455