New South Wales.
Area of expertise: Commercial Law, Property Law, Estate Planning and Wills.
I’m Nick Wood from Bower Wood Lawyers.
I’ve been a lawyer for coming up to 7 years. Before that I was a clerk in a law firm while I studied law for 6 years. I’m a refugee from a traditional law firm. My business partner, Rhys Bower, and I set up Bower Wood Lawyers because we knew that we could do things in a better way.
Bower Wood Lawyers is a values driven advisory practice that focuses on business / commercial law for SMEs, property advice and transactions and estate planning and administration. We only do what we’re good at. If we aren’t good at it we get other experts involved to get good client outcomes.
Rhys and I are both self-confessed law nerds. We love what we do. If we weren’t lawyers, we’d probably still be lawyers. We set up our firm from scratch in 2017 after spending time in traditional firms. The core of what we do is focus on good relationships: we believe our client relationships have value beyond the transaction or work we do for them. We love people and see the positive impact that good, long term relationships have on life in general.
We work as a team – often Rhys and me together, or with another member of our firm. We see the value for us in working together: it’s more enjoyable and satisfying. We also see the value for the client: better work – they get the benefit of 2 sets of eyes and ideas going over everything.
We work for clients in 3 ways.
Projects. It might be a specific transaction, advice on a standalone issue or preparing or reviewing a contract. Projects have a start and a finish. But the relationship can continue long after the project is done.
Legal department / retainer. We are engaged to be the client’s legal department: we’re available all the time to assist with all the client’s needs within our expertise. We can meet regularly just to talk about what is going on in the client’s organisation, even when there aren’t specific issues on foot. This deeper involvement means we can provide much more value and more strategic and business advice and assistance. This model is done on a fixed monthly fee.
Hybrid. It’s not really a different method, more a mix of the other two. We can tailor an engagement with a mix of project work and a limited retainer, to meet a client’s legal needs and budget.
Whichever way you engage us, we will always give a quote up front so there is price certainty.
Our firm is based in Wagga Wagga in regional NSW but we work for clients all over the place, regional NSW, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart.
Outside of being a lawyer
When I’m not lawyering I love getting outdoors particularly into the mountains. I have a little bit of land up near Tumut and love to get up there camping and fishing with my family.
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