MST Lawyers Capability Statement

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MST Lawyers is a progressive law firm comprising some 60 dedicated Lawyers and support staff. MST has grown from a small firm originally founded in the 1950s, into a dynamic mid-tier commercial and private client legal practice.

Our clients include individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses, small to medium sized enterprises, national and international corporations, including publicly listed corporations, national retail groups and national franchise groups, many of whom are household names throughout Australia and the world.

MST Lawyers is divided into teams, each headed by a Principal experienced in a specific discipline of legal practice. The teams are as follows:

Corporate Advisory
Franchising
Property and Leasing
Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Employment Law
Wills and Estates
Family Law

MST Lawyers’ experienced, friendly and dedicated team of lawyers prides itself on delivering great service and sensible solutions to our clients every day.

Wills And Estates

Our experienced team of Wills and Estates Lawyers advise a broad range of clients, executors and beneficiaries in the areas of Wills and estate planning, deceased

estates, as well as estate disputes and litigation.

Capabilities

‣ Drafting Wills and powers of attorney as well as testamentary trusts.

‣ Advising clients on estate planning issues.

‣ Obtaining grants of probate and assisting executors to administer deceased

estates.

‣ Representing clients in matters involving claims for provision from deceased

estates.

‣ Representing clients in litigious matters such as challenges to the validity of Wills.

‣ Representing clients in relation to superannuation death benefit disputes.

‣ Appearing for clients in VCAT in guardianship and administration matters.

‣ Advising on retirement village and aged care agreements.

Affiliations

Members of our team are accredited by and/or affiliated with the following:

‣ Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Wills and Estate Specialists

‣ Law Institute of Victoria – Specialisation Committee

‣ Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Paul Watkins

BA LLB

Principal

Accredited Specialist in

Wills & Estates and Business Law

P: +61 3 8540 0230

M: +61 414 440 165

E: paul.watkins@mst.com.au

Andrea Olsson

BEc LLB

Senior Associate

Accredited Specialist in

Wills & Estates

P: +61 3 8540 0232

M: +61 419 348 247

E: andrea.olsson@mst.com.au