Tricia was admitted as a solicitor in 1987. In 2014 she completed her Master of Laws at the University of Sydney with the subjects including Trusts, Asset Protection, Commercial Equity Litigation, Family Law Children and Property, Dispute Resolution, Personal Property Securities and Plain English Legal Writing (Cambridge, UK).
Tricia has always practiced in country areas and has a great understanding of the needs of local communities. She has been the director of companies with both residential and commercial properties and has also been actively involved in business as the licensee of the Islander Resort in Noosa and the licensee of a hotel in Moree. Tricia was also involved in the legal aspects of the development of the cotton industry in Moree. This understanding of the commercial aspects of the legal transactions has been of great value to her.
Tricia has always taken an active part in the communities in which she has lived. She was a founding member and secretary of the Zonta Clubof Noosa, founding President of the Zonta Club of Moree, President of the Moree Tourism Committee, Treasurer of the Lyndhurst Golf Club and a Board member of Uralba Retirement Village at Carcoar.
Tricia is currently the President of the Central West Law Society (CWLS) and since 2009 has also been the Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, which holds an annual conference attracting around 80 lawyers from the Central West region.
Tricia is also involved in operating a grazing property at Lyndhurst with her husband, Peter Arden SC. Peter was a barrister who, in the later part of his career of 33 years, specialised in rural work. Peter became Senior Counsel in 2003.
Tricia commenced working for Cheney & Wilson in Blayney in 2007, purchased the firm in 2013 and now trades as Arden Law. Thanks to her recent Master of Laws and continued legal education, she is able to keep up to date with the many changes in the law.
Conveyancing & Business LawWhen you buy or sell real property (land, whether it has anything built on it yet or not), the process used to transfer ownership from one party to another is called ‘conveyancing’. This is a complicated legal transaction, and you deserve to have a legal professional in your corner to assist you. We offer our assistance. We will make sure your rights are protected, and we will do all we can to arrange for a smooth, hassle-free process. We are also able to assist in many matters of business law.
• Conveyancing of commercial properties
• Sale of businesses
• Purchase of businesses
• Powers of attorney
• Appointment of enduring guardians
After a death, it is important to administer the estate in the correct legal fashion. This can be a confusing time, but rest assured that we are here to help you through the process. Where necessary we can assist you to obtain a grant of probate or letters of administration. We will work with you and the courts to bring your loved one’s affairs to a proper close and tie up any legal loose ends.
In New South Wales, family members of the recently deceased have certain rights to their property, depending on financial need, type and duration of relationship, etc. Making a claim on a family member’s estate in this way is known as a ‘family provision claim’, but many members of the public refer to it as ‘contesting a will’. Whatever you prefer to call it, we can help you through this situation. We will be by your side and help you determine if you have a claim and, if so, how to go about pursuing it.
Family law covers those areas of the law that are most important to families: marriage, divorce, adoption, etc. Arden Law can help you through a wide range of family law issues, particularly those involving children,property or both. We understand how important your family is to you, and we will work with you to protect your rights and those of your children in the least disruptive way.
If you have been or think you soon may be accused of acrime, securing legal representation is essential. You have many rights underAustralian and New South Wales law, and we can help you protect them. No matterwhat the circumstances of the case might be, you can rely on us to protect yourrights and work for the best possible outcome.
We can assist in many criminal cases, including thefollowing:
• Drink driving
• Apprehended violence orders (AVOs)
When you need legal assistance in Blayney, the Central Tablelands and by appointment in Sydney, turn to Arden Law.
We can handle matters pertaining to conveyancing (buying and selling homes, units, rural properties and businesses), wills and estate law, family provision claims (when you have not been provided for in a will), family law, criminal law and more.
Whether you are purchasing real estate; making your will, enduring power of attorney or appointment of enduring guardian; or need defence representation, we are there to assist.
We also attend clients by appointment at 3/197 Clarence Street, Sydney for all legal matters. Also, if your attorneys or guardians live in or on the way to Sydney, we can arrange an appointment for them to sign the required documents.