We used Genders and Partners for the probate on my mother’s will.

From the initial contact I was very impressed by Rod and his team both in terms of his professionalism in providing advice to the issues at hand, as well as the timeliness in both response times when queries were raised and in the actual steps involved in probate.

I was particularly impressed with the range of set and variable price options offered dependant on whether one was happy for Genders and Partners to do all the work involved, or whether some preliminary work was done by the Executors of the estate.

The documentation provided by Rod prior to a decision being made as to whether to utilise their services was both clear and concise and I believe enabled us to make an informed decision on not only to engage them to handle the probate but also which level of service we required.

In the event we elected to go with the package that required Genders and Partners to do all the work and found the set price very reasonable.

Rod was excellent in explaining the various steps, issues that may arise requiring attention and the anticipated timelines during each step of the process. Queries raised via email were replied to in a timely fashion either by Rod or one of his associates.

In summary should you want a law firm that provides a professional yet friendly approach, timeliness and value for money Genders and Partners certainly tick all the boxes.

Steve D.8th October 2020

Rod was recommended to us by the Nature Foundation, an organisation we already support and trust.

We were very lucky in that the recommendation came just as we were planning to update our current wills. The company who did our previous wills offered a fixed quote for what we considered to be three minor changes.

Rod quoted a similar figure, but it was for completely new Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advanced Care Directives for each of us. That quote did include discounts for being members of Nature Foundation as well as having them as one of our beneficiaries. Since we already met those criteria, no further outlay was needed to receive the discount.

This is our fifth Will. We are confident that it is by far the most complete and the easiest to understand of any of our previous attempts.

Rod patiently explained each proposed change, the reasons behind it, and the implication for our executors. His priority was that what we wanted to occur was translated into the legal wording needed to ensure that this would happen.

Rod made what can be difficult and frustrating into something that, while not simple, was much easier than we had feared. In fact, the major problem we had during the whole process was getting the proper wording from the charities that we wanted to be beneficiaries.

Even Rod can’t help that! Obviously we thought each of the previous Wills were accurate at the time they were written. Under Rod’s professional guidance, we were shown various gaps and possible interpretations that would have meant that there could have been legal obstacles in carrying out our wishes.

With Rod’s expertise in dealing with estate issues, we are now assured that all is how we intended. Rod is professional, patient, and determined that what he is suggesting is completely understood.

He not only answered all of our questions (and there were many), but also reassured us that any further questions were welcome, and would be answered at no further charge. In addition, he allows us to make changes within a year with no additional fees.

Again, his priority is that his work is correct. Rod was also consistently punctual for every meeting we had, whether it was a phone call, Zoom meeting, or the one face to face meeting needed to witness signatures. This curtesy was appreciated and is worthy of mention.

It took less than a fortnight from our first introductory phone call to the signing of our completed Wills. Most of that time was spent researching the charities’ required wording. Without that, the whole process would have been completed in only a few days.

We have no hesitation in recommending Rod to anyone who wants an efficient, professional, knowledgable, and patient solicitor to help in writing these important documents.

Ken H.9th October 2020

For 2 generations my parents, then my husband and myself have been using the services of Genders & Partners. They don’t get to become the oldest law firm in S.A. for nothing. I have sought the services of Rod Genders on numerous occasions and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. He is not a “stuffy” old lawyer in a suit that sits behind a large desk with law books all around him. Nor is he intimidating. Rod consults in a professional and relaxed atmosphere, and explains things so they can be understood. Rod went out of his way and risked his own health during the COVID-19 pandemic to be of assistance to me. Contact Genders and Partners today is you need legal advice. You’ll be glad you did.

Mrs Trish W.23rd April 2020

Thanks for your great advice and help in preparing documents and future proofing my affairs and wishes. It has been a great help and gives me peace of mind.

Mr Bill R.17th April 2020

Rod was very professional, easy to understand, and most knowledgeable when it came to writing our Wills and Advance Care Directives.

John & Margaret O.16th March 2020

A sincere thank you to Rod and Lyn for assisting us with Dad and Mum’s estates. We felt very confident with your legal representation during such an emotional time for all the family.

Meredith A.30th August 2019

We would like to express our gratitude for your professionalism and clear advice given to us over a number of matters.  We would like to thank you personally for visiting our home …  It helped considerably.  Our family has had dealings with your firm for 3 generations going back to my grandparents and trust it will continue into the future.

Graham & Patricia B.2nd July 2019

Thank you for your prompt and generous help in dealing with the recent preparations of my new Will.  I am so grateful for your patience, kind suggestions and explanations … Thank you for your gentle guidance.

Patricia W.7th January 2019

I wanted to say thank you so much for everything. You are exceptional at your job and your advice and expertise helped us tremendously.
Thank you for your professionalism and promptness.

Natalie S.7th December 2018

Relocating from interstate required the update of our legal documentation.  Preferring the more personal service provided by well-established small legal practices we contacted Rod Genders. We were  certainly not disappointed. Clearly Rod is very experienced in all legal aspects. At our meeting we found Rod’s explanations jargon free, his valuable suggestions certainly improved the quality of the new documentation and all work was completed in a timely manner.  Thank you Rod for a job well done.

Ella and George G.24th September 2018