A no-fuss approach to legal matters plus a friendly, open communication style is what you can expect when working with The Law Shop. It’s a team of 10 that works with clients from around the Bay of Plenty who need advice on residential and commercial property law, relationship property, family law and everything related to business.
Paula Yakas has owned the Rotorua-based law firm since September 2008. She was joined in partnership by Stephanie Northey in 2014. Although they’ve seen plenty of changes since the beginning and a few men worked at The Law Shop over the years, it’s now again an all-female team of solicitors and admin staff.
“Nothing against men of course, but we do like it this way. For us, flexibility, supporting other women, and caring for each other is what matters,” Paula says.
Where Stephanie specialises in family law and mental health, Paula’s main areas of expertise are business and property law. Due to the recent developments around investment properties and changes to lending criteria, pre-approvals and tenancy laws, she’s been focused on helping local homeowners, investors, first-home buyers, renters and bach owners navigate it all.
“The law often changes, especially to do with property and business. We’re here to help you understand it all and deal with the complexities, then we’ll work out a solution,” she says.
“Our main point of difference is that we bring a holistic approach to legal matters. Every situation is different, so we carefully listen to the people behind the business and ask lots of questions. We’re personable and look at everything on an individual basis.”
The Law Shop has a strong team of legal experts and experienced negotiators who genuinely care about their clients. They provide timely and accurate legal advice without the jargon, at a fair price, and you can always count on a no-nonsense and solution-focused approach.