Amanda Snaddon

Senior Lawyer
Melbourne

LEGAL EXPERTISE

Expertise

Amanda has practised for over 30 years. Her expertise directly translates into experience in dealing with people –particularly in her ability to relate to her clients, who are often experiencing difficult times with grief, having recently lost someone close to them.

Many of Amanda’s clients are elderly. She often advises them in locations out of the office, such as their homes, a mutually agreed location or even her own home. Her main objective is to make it comfortable and easy for clients to communicate during high stress situations.

Time is of the essence with wills, particularly for our older clients. The will area in general has become much more complex with many blended families, same sex families and the Relationships Act. Claims not only from family members but ‘trusted employees’ are becoming more prevalent, putting will-drafting and advice under greater scrutiny. Amanda ensures she is across all developments to give her clients the best possible advice.

Experience

  • Drafting a broad range of wills, both simple and complex

  • Advising on probate and intestate matters for various clients

  • Advising on the administration of many large and complex estates

  • Drafting powers of attorney, including enduring, personal and medical powers, and general and specific powers

  • Estate planning

  • Reseals of foreign grants

  • Property transactions and transfers required in estate matters

  • Adverse possession claims.

PRO BONO AND COMMUNITY WORK

Amanda has worked with the Women’s Legal Service and is also a supporter of various charities, including the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, St Mary’s House of Welcome Orphans in Tanzania and a number of cancer support groups.

Memberships and Associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria

  • Melbourne Cricket Club

  • Essendon Football Club

  • Peninsula Kingswood Golf Club

  • Melbourne Theatre Company

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (the University of Melbourne)

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Victoria

“With all my years of experience, I still above all hold dear the connection with my clients. I am honoured to be trusted to step them through some of the most challenging times they will face in their lives.”