Recommendation for solicitor to do wills

Discussion in 'Estate Planning' started by Simon Hampel, 5th Jul, 2005.

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  1. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    We need to update our wills - can anyone recommend a good Sydney based solicitor who specialises in wills and such - someone who knows how to deal with family trusts etc.
     
  2. Jacque

    Jacque Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    My local one is great with wills etc, but don't know whether or not you want to travel to the Hills :)
    If so, let me know and I'll pass his details onto you.
     
  3. muppie

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    I haven't had a will yet :( how should I select a "good" solicitor to do this? I'm on the gold coast
     
  4. Nigel Ward

    Nigel Ward Well-Known Member

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    Hi Muppie

    If you go to the Queensland Law Society website: www.qls.com.au there's a quicklink on the homepage called "find a lawyer".

    Click on that and then click on "Find an accredited specialist". The specialisation you want is called "Succession" (lawyerspeak for wills and stuff :p ).

    When I ran the search there were two pages of names to choose from.

    The specialist accreditation should mean the lawyer in question knows his or her stuff on wills.

    Cheers
     
  5. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    That QLS site is great - I know the guys who built it - built using IBM Workplace Services Express and IBM Workplace Web Content Management :D

    I've been nagging them to fix the menus so they work better in Firefox :(

    ... but I digress!
     
  6. NickM

    NickM Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Sim

    i have used Ray Ward from Kells the lawyers in Castlereagh St SYdney for a few clients of late and found him across the issues.

    Margaret Antunes in North Syd is also very good

    cheers
    Nick
     
  7. Alan__

    Alan__ Well-Known Member

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    Stay away from mine........he's trying to kill me! :D

    As he runs ultramarathons.......as soon as I mentioned I used to run marathons, he wanted my now older and less fit body back on the track immediately!

    He's prompted me to make a start again of sorts though..........

    Where there's a Will there's a way.........



    :D
     
  8. Andrew__

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    Any Melbourne recommendations? I know in this day and age we don't need
    face time but it's nice to know there's someone close at hand to throttle when
    it all goes bad :) And, of course, there's state laws to contend with.

    andy
     
  9. Steve Navra

    Steve Navra Well-Known Member

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    Hi Andrew,

    Clive Nicholson (Katrina's dad) has helped many of my clients and I have received very good feedback regarding his efficiency, professionalsm etc. (And at good prices too)

    Seems the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree :)

    Contact Katrina for further details.

    Regards,
    Steve
     
  10. Tropo

    Tropo Well-Known Member

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    Any recommendations for Canberra?? My solicitor is very, very slow with executing anything!!!!!