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

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Morgan Solomon

Director 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 Hollett

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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 Hetherington

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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 Bower

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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.

Matthew Gunn

Senior Associate Begin your Estate Planning

Matt is a dedicated estates lawyer, experienced in both estate planning and the administration of deceased estates on behalf of clients.

Brigitte Hollett

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Brigitte was always meant to be at Solomon Hollett – so much she finds herself with her name on the front door, despite being no relation of Craig’s! Estate planning has been a common thread throughout her career. Before joining SHL, she focused on Wills and succession work, after having spent time in other roles within the trusts, estate planning and administration space, and some commercial and migration law. She has worked for professional trustee companies, smaller boutique firms and practices across a range of clients and wealth brackets. Her love for estate planning centres on getting to know clients and what really drives them, their family dynamics, goals and values. There are many interesting and tricky conversations, lots of “option-storming” and ultimately finding solutions that never look the same as the next matter given no two families are ever the same. Spending time with her two young children and husband is what Brigitte enjoys most, alongside culinary pursuits at home and sampling new restaurants. Ever since she can recall Brigitte has loved reading, analysing, language and writing, going so far as pulling together a fairly large, somewhat cryptic collection of poems that we will be strongly encouraging her to publish!

Miriam Corbould

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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.

Jessica Spee

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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.

Annabel Pizzata

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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.

Maneesh Kelly

Law Graduate
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Maneesh joined Solomon Hollett in 2023 working part time whilst completing his law degree and in 2024 joined us full time as a Law Graduate. Maneesh is somewhat of a self-confessed generalist, which is what he thinks drew him to the legal arena given law touches every area of society, and why he was drawn to Solomon Hollett where he can gain experience both in the succession and commercial areas of the practice. Before working at Solomon Hollett Maneesh worked in hospitality and also spent large amounts of time volunteering with Fairgame Australia, a not-for-profit based in Perth. Fairgame sends teams to rural and remote communities in WA to run school holiday activities for children, and also run a sports goods recycling program, sending large amounts of pre-loved sport equipment to communities in need. Sport also extends into Maneesh’s downtime – and when not working he loves the beach, staying in touch with friends, reading a good book or watching sport on the box.

Sheldon Brown

Law Clerk
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Sheldon began with the firm in 2024 – a big year for him also seeing him graduate from the University of Notre Dame Fremantle with degrees in law and commerce (economics major). Sheldon’s enjoyment in the practice of law has only grown during his studies – and is driven to working with clients to give them confidence and peace of mind, navigating complex situations with difficult legal issues together. Sheldon has a keen interest in the history of economic thought, and prior to his move into the legal profession spent a decade working in the construction industry as an electrician. Outside of work Sheldon loves spending time with his young and growing family.

Donna Reeves

Executive Assistant
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Donna joined the Solomon Hollett team in 2024 and is our resident jetsetter. Prior to starting with us she worked for a global consultancy firm in London and Dubai. Her role with us sees her welcoming and onboarding our clients, and keeping the administrative function of the office in tip-top shape. Her passions also include Yoga and meditation and a recently found a love for tennis. Most weekends during summer you will find her enjoying our state’s beautiful beaches.

Antonella Smith

Accounts Manager
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Antonella joined Solomon Hollett Lawyers in 2022 as our Accounts Manager ensuring the finance function of the business runs like a well oiled machine.