Wills and Estates Guide
We recently had the opportunity to ask over 30,000 West Australians for their questions when it came to Wills and estates, and we’ve collated the top frequently asked questions that came in time and time again. We’re really pleased to have been able to compile these for you, and trust they are of help.
This guide can help you understand the importance how the right Will and the right estate plan in place is easy with us, and will afford true peace of mind in knowing that what you’ve worked so hard to build up is protected, in the right hands over the generations ahead and that your legacy is in place
Wills & Estate Planning Guide for WA
Commercial Disputes and Litigation Guide
Morgan SolomonDirector Begin your Estate Planning
Morgan Solomon is one of the State’s leading succession lawyers. His legal experience spans over 20 years and includes complex wills and estate planning and probate, inheritance issues, estate disputes and litigation and business succession. He also has a wealth of experience in general commercial law. Morgan is regularly listed in the renowned Doyle’s Guide each year as one of the leaders in estates law and frequently speaks to the legal profession and media on the ever-changing and increasingly complex landscape that is succession law. Morgan also sits on the Board of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and is the Chair of the Perth Theatre Trust.
Craig HollettDirector Begin your Estate Planning
Craig Hollett is a highly regarded and well versed commercial litigator with over 20 years’ experience. Craig’s extensive experience includes commercial and contractual disputes, building and construction, general commercial litigation, debt recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency, insurance law, professional indemnity and liability, defamation, mortgage enforcement, vocational disciplinary proceedings, OH&S prosecutions and public liability. Craig’s ethos is firmly on working towards solutions that each client is seeking, ensuring that each outcome is commercially viable and proportionate to the size and scope of the issue or the opportunity.
Brandon HetheringtonDirector Begin your Estate Planning
Brandon Hetherington has considerable experience across the realms of wills and estate planning, probate and family provision claims, property law, commercial law and litigation. Brandon’s work has seen him appear frequently across the Magistrates Court, District Court, Supreme Court, and the State Administrative Tribunal.
Brandon has substantial experience in drafting and providing advice on a range of commercial documents, including land sale contracts, leases, business sale agreements, loan agreements, security documents and guarantees. Brandon also has a passion for advocacy, with strong skills when it comes to both running litigation matters and representing clients before the Court.
Andrew BowerDirector Begin your Estate Planning
Andrew Bower began his legal career as a law clerk in 2008, whilst studying a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in finance at Murdoch University.
Andrew has extensive dispute resolution experience in matters involving contractual disputes (including restraint of trade disputes), estate disputes (including passing of accounts, solemn form, and family provision applications), ACL claims, negligence, Corporations Act and guardianship and administration matters.
Andrew’s commercial work primarily involves assisting SMEs in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts involving asset acquisitions and disposals, shareholder agreements, settlement deeds, loan agreements, business terms and conditions, as well as advising on corporate governance issues.
Andrew builds lasting relationships with his clients, and prides himself on delivering creative out of the box legal solutions to his clients.
Outside of work, Andrew is a director of several not-for-profit community organisations.
Miriam CorbouldAssociate Begin your Estate Planning
Miriam joined Solomon Hollett Lawyers in 2023 after relocating to Perth post a few years working in Melbourne. Miriam is a specialist in commercial litigation with a keen interest in estate litigation, and has almost 10 years’ experience in the legal arena, commencing as a Law Clerk in 2014 and working her way up to her current role as Associate here with us.
Annabel PizzataSolicitor Begin your Estate Planning
Annabel was admitted to practice in September 2020 following a career change from strategic planning, policy and governance. Prior to joining Solomon Hollett Lawyers in February 2022, Annabel worked in firms specialising in banking and finance, insolvency and commercial law.
Jessica SpeeSolicitor Begin your Estate Planning
Jessica was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in December 2020. Since 2016 and prior to her admission, Jessica worked in various roles in a commercial law firm which allowed to her gain invaluable exposure to a wide range of matters and an in-depth understanding of legal processes.
Jessica has extensive experience in the banking, finance and securities sector, managing matters from start to end.
Jessica has considerable skill in reviewing and providing advice in relation to trusts and securities, such as mortgages and guarantees, and is well versed in the preparation of new securities and various commercial documents. Jessica also has experience in estate planning, estate administration and conveyancing.
Jessica is a vibrant team member who provides a friendly and pragmatic attitude to the team and strives to assist in achieving the best outcome for all clients.