Private Client Work including the Administration of Personal Affairs, Wills, Estates, Trusts & Superannuation

Abrahams Meese Lawyers has extensive experience on different aspects of matters involving the administration of personal affairs, particularly complex wills and trusts.

Andrew Norman has appeared in proceedings relating to wills and probate on several occasions in Australian courts and tribunals (particularly the Supreme Court of Victoria). He uses his deep knowledge of what can go wrong in this area to advise clients including high-net-worth individuals, private companies and trusts on estate and succession planning. Andrew has also been appointed as – and acts as – an executor of wills, including for large and complex estates.


  • Wills & Estate Planning (including establishing testamentary trusts)
  • Unit and Discretionary (Family) Trusts
  • Guardianship Applications to VCAT
  • Probate of Wills and the Administration of Deceased Estates (including Survivorship Applications)
  • Superannuation (including SMSF arrangements and binding death nominations)
  • Powers of Attorney (including Enduring Powers of Attorney for Financial & Personal Matters and Medical Treatment)
  • Part IV claims and other will and deceased estate disputes

Indicative Experience

  • Successful conduct of and defence of testator family maintenance litigation in the Victorian Supreme and County Courts.
  • Drawing of numerous wills and related documents for high-net worth individuals with diverse holdings through complex ownership structures.
  • Administration of estates, including large and complex estates, as solicitors and/or executor.
  • Development of family holding structures through drafting of all necessary trust deeds, including special disability trusts.
  • Appearances on behalf of interested persons in VCAT proceedings under the Guardianship and Administration Act 2019 (Vic).
  • Applications for administration of intestate estates
  • Professional negligence claims connected to the drafting of wills and administration of deceased estates

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This is a sample of the services we provide in this area. Please contact us if you are unsure whether we can assist with your specific matter.