Alison was first admitted to legal practice in England before migrating to Adelaide in 1988. In Adelaide she worked for 5 years with Ward & Partners in their Commercial division specialising in all areas of commercial law and estate planning and administration.
In 1993 she commenced her own legal practice which grew over 19 years to be a well-known and respected suburban firm of Evenden & Associates specialising in advice to small business, property and conveyancing together with wills powers of attorney and estate planning and administration.
Alison merged her practice with and become a partner of Adelta Legal in March 2011 where she continues to offer the same high level of service to clients in all commercial fields of practice. She has acted for international businesses with interests in Australia and advised in connection with the administration of deceased estates in England.
Over the last 30 years Alison has particularly specialised in:
- estate planning and wills
- deceased estate administration
- advice to small business
- commercial transactions
- property and conveyancing matters
and is able to assist a range of clients in giving practical, friendly and cost effective advice.
Outside the law Alison is the Chair of two Boards of not-for-profit organisations. Until 2015 she was one of the founding members of the Succession Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia and was for ten years the Course Co-ordinator and facilitator in Property of the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice teaching graduate law students.
She is keen to educate and inform the public on legal issues and is involved in providing many community talks and information sessions for councils and community groups on an annual basis in all areas of wills and estate planning.
Alison is known for her efficient, practical and clear advice, ability to communicate with people of all levels and is conscious of providing advice at a reasonable cost to clients.