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Where there's no will, there's still a way – 5 things about Intestacy

Everyone has an estate plan – even if you didn't plan one. If you die without a will, the rules of intestacy will apply. The rules of intestacy distribute ...

12 May 2017 / Angela Harvey, Partner and Esther Khoo, Graduate at Law read more
5 ways your step-child could claim on your estate

Step-children may be able to make a claim against your estate if they are able to prove firstly, their eligibility, and secondly, that you have not given ...

7 Apr 2017 / Angela Harvey, Partner and Alexander Moddel, Graduate Solicitor read more
5 Reasons why you might need testamentary trusts in your will

A testamentary trust is a trust that is created under a will and comes into effect after you die. Here are five reasons why testamentary trusts are a ...

8 Mar 2017 / Angela Harvey, Partner and Elizabeth Santifort, Associate read more
We can't build our wills on suspicious minds…

What to expect when challenging a will made in 'suspicious circumstances'

13 Dec 2016 / Angela Harvey, Partner and Alexander Moddel, Graduate Solicitor read more
Advanced Care Directives

In this article, we examine Advanced Care Directives (ACDs) and how they can be used to assist your loved ones to make decisions about your medical ...

17 Oct 2016 / Angela Harvey, Partner and Alexander Moddel, Graduate Solicitor read more
Abuse of Power

In an important decision for people considering their estate plan, the Supreme Court of New South Wales has recently reiterated the limits on an attorney's ...

18 May 2016 / Angela Harvey, Partner and Elizabeth Santifort, Solicitor read more
Who needs a statutory will?

In a previous article, we examined how statutory wills are able to be used for asset protection and tax minimisation purposes. In this article, we outline ...

29 Apr 2016 / Angela Harvey, Partner and Elizabeth Santifort, Solicitor read more
Where there's a will there's a relative! Claims against deceased estates

This month we look at the nature of family provision claims and measures you can take to help protect your estate from one. We never cease to be surprised ...

9 Dec 2015 / Angela Harvey, Partner and Elizabeth Santifort, Solicitor read more
Can you record your will on a DVD?

On 7 August 2015, the Supreme Court of New South Wales admitted to probate a DVD recording of a woman declaring her testamentary intention. It is the first ...

18 Sep 2015 / Angela Harvey, Partner and Will Kingston, Graduate at Law read more
A statutory will can stop a murderer… But can it stop your creditors and the tax man?

The murder of Maria Korp in 2005 remains the most well-known case on the emerging legal concept of statutory wills. A statutory will is a will made by a ...

20 Jul 2015 / Angela Harvey, Partner and Will Kingston, Graduate at Law read more
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Association Memberships
Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation
  • 2015 - Finalist Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards
  • 2015 - Finalist Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards - Employee program of the year