Val is an experienced Wills and Estates lawyer who aims to develop an ongoing relationship with clients, providing efficient and effective legal services which address both their current and future needs.
Val holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New England and was admitted to practice in New South Wales in 2009.
Since he was admitted, Val has gained valuable experience working in the areas of estate planning and deceased estates, family law, franchising and general commercial law.
He has advised clients on a wide range of matters relating to their wills and estate planning, including testamentary capacity issues, estate administration matters, complex grant applications and claims under the Family Provision Act and contested probate applications.
He has drafted documents relating to all aspects of estate planning including wills, testamentary trust wills, enduring powers of attorney and guardianship, advanced health directives and a range of trust deeds.
Val is also experienced in the administration of deceased estates, such as preparing applications for probate and letters of administration, deeds of family arrangement, deeds of release and estate accounts, trust deeds for infant beneficiaries, transmission / survivorship applications, transfers of land and share transfers.
Through his work with a range of top-tier organizations, Val has gained a range of other unique skills, including business and data analysis, quality management and applications development. He is a solutions oriented lawyer who looks for innovations which can improve the service offered to clients.
Areas of Practice
- Wills and estate planning
- Testamentary trust wills
- Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Enduring Powers of Guardianship
- Superannuations death benefit planning
- Probate & deceased estate administration