Resources

Our guides 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.

Our Guides

The 2019 Estate Planning Guide for WA

This guide is the latest in our series and outlines key information when it comes to both Wills and estate planning in Western Australia, and also wills and estate litigation. Given the changes we’ve seen in the WA wills and estates landscape over the past few years, this new guide outlines some of the key changes and trends and how they may impact you.

The Inside Running on Wills and Estates

In this comprehensive guide you’ll find all you need to know when it comes to what estate planning is, what a Will is and what it should cover, why you need a Will, Testamentary Trusts and how they can help you, Power of Attorney and the traps to be aware of, what other estate planning documents you may wish to consider and the perils of cheap or homemade Wills.

The Inside Running on Wills and Estates (Part 2)

In this second comprehensive guide that accompanies the first guide, you’ll find all you need to know when it comes what happens if you die without a Will in WA, how marriage, divorce or defacto relationships impact a Will, what you need to know when it comes to Super and your Will, how to choose the right beneficiaries and executors and what to consider, who can contest your Will, how best to protect it from future challenges or litigation, and the biggest estate planning mistakes to avoid.

Commercial Disputes and Litigation Guide

Are you a business owner or business decision maker in Western Australia? If so, this is a must read. We’ve put together a brand new guide to answer some of the questions around how best to protect yourself against a commercial dispute and what to do if you’re facing one. The guide also covers a number of strategies and ways commercial disputes can be resolved, and if litigation is the only course of action when these are exhausted then what the process looks like and what to expect.

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    Craig Hollett

    Director 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.

    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.

    Brandon Hetherington

    Senior Associate 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 Bower

    Senior Associate Begin your Estate Planning

    Andrew Bower began his legal career as a Law Clerk in 2008, going on to graduate in 2012 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance. After completing his Articles at a small firm, he was admitted to practice in 2014. Andrew specialises in dispute resolution, commercial litigation and contested guardianship and administration matters and has a keen interest in native title and legal costs. Andrew is invested in his community and is a strong advocate for social change, serving as a volunteer and at board level in several not for profit organisations.

    Sarah Clutterbuck

    Solicitor Begin your Estate Planning

    Sarah has over 14 years’ experience in the legal industry, having worked as a paralegal for several years before her admission to practice in 2015. After a year living and working in the beautiful Hunter Valley and Central Coast regions of NSW, Sarah returned to WA in 2016 and joined our team. Sarah’s experience includes estate planning, probate and estate litigation, property law, trusts, and commercial law.

    Sarah is passionate about giving back, having spent time working as a probono lawyer at a community legal centre, volunteering with organisations including the Heart Foundation and Telethon, and currently serves as a member of the ECU School of Business and Law Consultative Committee.

    Damon Van Kempen

    Solicitor Begin your Estate Planning

    Damon graduated from Murdoch University (LLB, 2017) and Australian National University (GDLP, 2018) and was a fellow of the Piddington Justice Project. Damon initially practiced in family and criminal litigation as both instructing solicitor and as counsel, where he developed a keen interest in courtroom advocacy. Since joining Solomon Hollett in 2020, Damon has practiced predominantly in commercial litigation under the guidance of Director Craig Hollett and the firm’s Senior Associates.

    Tayla Reeves

    Administrative Assistant Begin your Estate Planning

    You’ll find Tayla Pickford at our front of house, Tayla is our Administrative Assistant who helps keep the firm running like clockwork. Tayla’s background spans across both the legal and property industries.