Our commitment to our private clients is second to none.
We know and understand that working with private individuals to administer estates, succession plans and contest estates and trusts requires sensitivity as well as technical expertise and knowledge of the law.
We provide specialist advice on:
- estate administration
- succession planning - wills and enduring powers of attorney
- equitable claims
- family provision applications
- making applications concerning the capacity of an adult or a will maker, and
- any other matter involving disputed wills or trusts.
Estate and succession planning is not just about making a will. We help our clients design a future for their chosen beneficiaries, families, business and often charities, that meets their wishes and anticipates issues and unforeseen consequences.
We recognise that every family situation is different and that estate administration can be complex and emotional. That’s why our service in this area is comprehensive and supportive, applying decades of experience and knowledge with attention to detail and empathy to anticipate problems and achieve outcomes rapidly and smoothly.
We also assist charities in cy pres applications and represent and advise them in defending family provision applications.
Our estate and trust litigation lawyers are recognised as among the best in the field and are frequently appointed as administrators in contested estates.
We draw on the expertise of our tax lawyers to assist our clients to navigate the complex taxation implications for both estates and beneficiaries. We provide detailed estate administration accounts and work with clients to maximise benefits by providing expert advice on superannuation and asset transfers.