Caroline graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Legal Studies and has been practising law for over 12 years. She works with clients across all aspects of Wills and Estate Planning and Civil Litigation.
Working with individuals and families, Caroline helps people by providing them with a sense of security through future estate planning. She also ensures that her clients affairs are in order by drafting wills, appointing a Power of Attorney and documenting their medical treatment wishes. These documents can be complex and Caroline balances the technical detail with plain English to ensure her clients understand all aspects of their documents.
When a relative or friend passes away, Caroline assists the Executor to apply for Probate or Letters of Administration. Caroline uses her legal knowledge and sound judgement to provide advice regarding the distribution of estates. Sometimes relationships do break down but Caroline helps advise people on whether they can contest a will and assists them where a legitimate claim is being made.
Caroline also acts in litigious matters which can range from a dispute between two businesses to an individual contesting their right to benefit under a will. She litigates matters both in court or through alternative dispute resolution avenues to achieve excellent client outcomes.
In all matters, Caroline focuses on building a rapport with her clients and understanding their position. She is an effective communicator who is efficient and doesn’t leave clients waiting for advice. She is proactive and flexible with a strong attention to detail. Caroline has three children that keep her busy outside of work. She is also a keen runner and heavily involved in her local school.