What is this blog about?

This blog is a short summary of some of the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and NSW Court of Appeal in the area of will disputes, family provision, inheritance claims and elder abuse. I often find some of the cases fascinating and there is much to be learned from each case the Court hands down. This is by no means a summary of every case, but cases that have caught my eye.

As an estate litigator, it also helps me keep on top of any changes to the law, and hone strategies to help my clients.

If you want to see me blog on a particular case, please feel free to send me suggestions.


I am an Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates Law. There are not many of these in NSW (less than 70) and it’s a challenging process to achieve accreditation. It means I know my stuff – all things wills and estate law. I am an expert in this field.

I am good at what I do and achieve results for my clients.

You will find me at LS Legal Pty Ltd, a law firm with offices in the Sydney CBD.

Over 20 years ago I was admitted as a solicitor. I have worked in litigation most of my career.

Estate case law makes for interesting story telling and I often share some of the stories with my clients. I also have a podcast, 3 Deadly Sins, which you can find here: www.3deadlysins.com.au

I am an advocate against Elder Abuse and often assist clients prevent or stop elder abuse continuing, or to seek redress for instances of elder abuse (mainly financial).

Should you be visiting this page because you are contemplating disputing a will, please get in touch and we will be happy to assist or jump to LS Legal to book an appointment now.

In 2020, 2021 and 2022 Doyle’s Guide recognised me as a Recommended Solicitor for Estate Litigation.