Estate of the late Shirley Gardner; Bernengo v Leaney  NSWSC 1324 (Bell P) – intestacy – successful declaration as to existence of de facto relationship; alternative family provision claim.
Libbert v Mironow  NSWSC 2153 (Brereton J) – s95 Succession Act approval of release of family provision rights.
Re M’s Codicil  NSWSC 936 (Lindsay J) successful contested court authorised codicil where earlier codicil of doubtful validity in context of large protected estate.
Estate Pamplin; Irwin v Pamplin  NSWSC 1477 (Lindsay J): Competing Applications for letters of administration: de-facto v mother of deceased.
Mallouhi & Ors v Marsh  NSWSC (Ball J) Family Provision claim by adult daughter/grandchildren, settled during hearing
Re: RB, a protected estate family settlement  NSWSC 70 (Lindsay J, statutory will, protective jurisdiction, family provision releases)
Re: Dion Investments Pty Ltd  NSWCA 367 (operation of s81 Trustee Act 1925)
Smith v O’Neill  NSWSC 1119 (Hallen J, upholding gift to solicitor in will, knowledge & approval, s8 Succession Act)
Application of NSW Trustee & Guardian (Estate of Fuller)  NSWSC 423 (Kunc J, Judicial Advice in an estate)
Application of NSW Trustee & Guardian (Estate of Foster)  NSWSC 1633 (Brereton J, Benjamin Order, administration of an intestate estate)
Cirillo v Cirillo; Estate of CA Cirillo, deceased  NSWSC 1797 (Lindsay J, probate caveat, indemnity costs)
NSW Trustee & Guardian v McGrath & Ors  NSWSC 1894 (Young AJ, judicial advice, de facto relationship)
Coates v Wattson; Estate of Sullivan  NSWSC 604 (Windeyer AJ, rectification of will)
Gulbis v Strikis  NSWSC 807 (Slattery J, lien claim by solicitor/executor)
Guler v NSW Trustee & Guardian  NSWSC 1369 (forfeiture rule/Family Provision, White J)
Hopwood v Hopwood (Plaintiffs, Family Provision claim, Supreme Court 2012, Hallen ASJ)
Application of the NSW Trustee & Guardian; Estate of Kijauskas – judicial advice (Supreme Court, Ball J, 2012)
Application of the NSW Trustee & Guardian; Estate of Diggle (judicial advice, Ball J, Supreme Court, 2012)
Gooding v Robinson (Family Provision claim, Estate, Notional Estate, Hallen ASJ)
Boughton v Jennings (informal will, Family Provision, members of household, 2012)
Watt v Israel (Family Provision, plaintiff adult daughter, 2012)
Wallace ats Amos, NSWSC, Slattery J (promissory estoppel claim against deceased estate, 2012)
Eddy v Barratt (Family Provision, adult daughter, Macready ASJ, 2011)
Morris v Hannagan  NSWSC 1684 (co-executors, power of sale) (Rein J)
Application of Hegarty  NSWSC 1194 (construction of wills, administration suit, non-charitable purpose trust) (Gzell J)
Telfer v Telfer  NSWSC 1163 (Probate, resistance of removal of caveat, testamentary capacity & forgery issues) (White J)
Noonan v Johnson (NSW Supreme Court, 15 March 2011, Pembroke J.) – testamentary capacity, appeared for the beneficiary (St. Vincents Hospital) (settled at trial)
McQuade v Sheather & Ors (NSW Supreme Court, 2010) succession, injunction restraining solicitor distributing estate assets; opposing application to remove executor) – settled before trial.
Crawley, Re; Application of Crawley  NSWSC 618 (statutory will)
Cemex Australia Pty Ltd v Takeovers Panel & Anor  FCAFC 78 (misrepresentation in the conduct of a takeover)
Fenwick, Re; Application of J.R. Fenwick & Re Charles  NSWSC 530 (succession, first NSW decision on court authorised statutory wills)
Refina Pty Ltd v Binnie  NSWSC 311; and  NSWSC 914 (property – adverse possession) and on appeal in the NSW Court of Appeal  NSWCA 192