Lisa George

Lisa George
+ 61 3 8825 4800
[email protected]

Lawyer

Lisa’s pragmatic and compassionate nature makes her an integral part of the Estate Planning and Wealth Protection team. She takes pride in providing thorough and commercial advice by getting to know her client’s family structure and assets.

Working predominantly for high-net wealth families, Lisa enjoys keeping updated on a multitude of complex issues, including capital gains tax, land transfer duty, foreign investment legislation, trustee duties and the intersection between trusts and family law. Lisa has a particular interest in claims for further provision from deceased estates and is well-versed in the variety of sub-issues in this area, including moral obligations towards step-children, claims by de-facto partners, competing claims in blended families, quantum of provision in high-net wealth estates and estrangement of claimants.

Having strong expertise in estate litigation, Lisa is able to advise her clients of common issues, helping her clients avoid unwanted and lengthy litigation.

With a breadth of experience in complex deceased estate and trust matters, Lisa is uniquely placed to assist her clients with tailored estate planning and estate litigation strategies.

Lisa is currently undertaking her Master of Laws (Applied Law) in Wills & Estates.

Significant matters

  • Representation in a claim for further provision from an estate valued in excess of $35 million;
  • Advice to ultra-high net wealth individuals with domicile, assets and trusts in numerous domestic and international jurisdictions;
  • Representation in an application for removal of executors and trustees with complex intermingling of funds between several deceased estates and trusts;
  • Representation of high net wealth trusts in family law trust disputes.

Areas of expertise

  • Wills
  • Testamentary trusts
  • Probate
  • Estate administration
  • Estate litigation, including caveat proceedings, claims for further provision and executor removal applications
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Asset protection
  • Guardianship and administration applications
  • Superannuation binding nominations
  • Superannuation death benefit disputes
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