This month our Q&A profile takes us to Baldwins Lawyers, with Director Zasco van Rooyen. With offices in Nambour and Gympie, Baldwins Lawyers provides conveyancing services, property law transactions, family law, estate planning and probate matters across Queensland, and pride themselves on providing ‘exceptional client service’.
1. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in South Africa in a part of the country very similar to the Sunshine Coast and then moved to Australia in 2014 with my family. We love being here and being able to be a part of this community.
2. What made you move to the Sunshine Coast?
The beautiful weather, ocean, coastline and its people. There are few places in the world which have what the Sunshine Coast offers its people. The weather is great 95% of the time. We have beautiful mountains around us, forests, waterways, and the ocean. The area is booming with growth and there are opportunities for everyone out there keen on taking them.
3. What did you do before running this business?
I’ve been a lawyer since 2002, so have been in the legal industry for 21-odd years now. Prior to buying this practice in 2018, I was an employed solicitor.
4. What does a 'typical' day entail for you?
Staff meeting every morning, answering the many emails we receive everyday (the life of a lawyer), client consults, drafting agreements, contracts, Wills, other documents, checking of documents, Speaking with clients on the phone. I enjoy it all, but the best part is being able to spend time with my family at the end of each day.
5. What do you enjoy the most about your business?
Being able to help people. Many times, people don’t understand the complexities of the legal world and how they should navigate it. We love making the processes in the legal world simple and understandable.
6. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spending time with my family. We love spending time outdoors, exploring. We do nature walks and also love spending time at the beach. We love to camp!
7. Do you have a favourite quote which inspires you?
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn
Baldwins Lawyers, Suite 2, 64-66 Howard Street, Nambour., 4550. Phone: 5482 2444. Website: Baldwinslawyers.com.au