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.
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
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
Bachelor of Laws (the University of Melbourne)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice