Qualifications

Bachelor of Economics (Accounting), University of Sydney

Bachelor of Laws (Honours I), University of Sydney

Master of Laws (Merit), University of London

Graduate, Company Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Director

Professional experience

Senior Associate, King Wood Mallesons (formerly Mallesons Stephen Jaques)

Senior Legal Counsel, Nokia, Finland and GE Healthcare, Finland and Sweden

Associate to Justice Hill, Federal Court of Australia

Selected Cases

Estate of Huber [2020] NSWSC 1539 estate administration – passing of accounts – legal costs – commission

Armitage v Fraser [2020] NSWSC 979 family provision – remote hearing – Deceased’s statements about applicant – applicant’s financial resources include inheritance from father with dementia who cannot change his will

Micallef v Linney – Estate of Hope Marie Linney [2020] NSWSC 898probate – knowledge and approval – codicil in the context of will and earlier codicil – knowledge of effect of will, not just knowledge of contents of will

The Estate of Milan Zlatevski; Geroska v Zlatevski [2020] NSWSC 250 probate – testamentary capacity – delusions – presumptions

Barbuto v Barbuto [2019] NSWSC 1023 – family provision – whether testamentary discretionary trust provides proper and adequate provision; lack of full and frank disclosure; gambling

Re Estates Croft, deceased [2018] NSWSC 1303 – probate – lack of testamentary capacity

Sackelariou, Edward v O’Donnell; Sackelariou, George v O’Donnell [2018] NSWSC 1651 – burden of family provision order – beneficiary not consent to burden of provision

Sergent v Glass (No 2) [2018] NSWSC 1100 – family provision order of whole estate to sons where widow is sole beneficiary but unable to be located and unwilling to engage with proceedings

Sergent v Glass [2017] NSWSC 1446 – special grant of administration to independent third party to compromise family provision claim – substituted service through facebook messenger

Viljoen v Hayes [2017] NSWSC 801 – request for estate documents – UCPR 54.3 – preliminary discovery for potential family provision claim

JR Consulting & Drafting v Cummings [2016] HCATrans 202 (High Court Special Leave) – copyright subsistence computer software, trade secrets, abandonment

JR Consulting & Drafting Pty Limited v Cummings [2016] FCAFC 20 – copyright in computer software, subsistence, infringement, authorisation, directors liability; trade secrets; contract construction

McIntyre v O’Regan [2015] NSWSC 1985 – family provision – adult children

Boaz v Hyde [2014] NSWSC 1591 – restrain executor from dealing with estate property pending trial

Underwood v Gaudron [2014] NSWSC 1055 – family provision – estranged adult child

Peipi v Peipi as Administrator of the Estate of the late Ashoor Hilaney [2013] NSWSC 1520 – family provision – de facto; severely disabled child

Rappard v Williams [2013] NSWSC 1279 – legal capacity; appointment of tutors

Danihel v Manning [2012] NSWSC 556 – disclosure under SC Eq 11 Supreme Court Practice Note

JR Consulting & Drafting Pty Ltd v Cummings [2014] NSWSC 1252 – computer software, intellectual property licences, construction of commercial contracts, implied terms, breach of contract, notice provisions, unconscionable conduct, conspiracy, tortious interference contractual relations, misleading and deceptive conduct, copyright, trade mark, confidential information

Publications Available for Download

Do you Trust me? – Testamentary Trusts and Family Provision
11/11/2020

Fate Worse than Death; Keeping an Estate out of Court 
4/09/2019

Brady Bunch Bunfight– family provision and blended families

4/09/2019

Brats & Bitches  – family provision and ex-wives, step-children and estranged children
4/09/2019

Lean on Me – Dependency in Family Provision Claims
3/04/2018

Dealing with Clients with Potentially Impaired Mental Capacity
23/10/2017

Death and the Maiden – Probate & Copyright
21/06/2017

Abandonment of Trade Marks
9/09/2016

Farms and Estate Planning
4/08/2016

Powers of Attorney
4/08/2016

Trademark Remedies
5/06/2016

Small Business and Estate Planning
18/03/2016

Identifying IP and Confidential information
8/10/2015

Challenging an estate, releases and asset protection
5/08/2015

Copyright – Updates, Developments, Key Cases
1/11/2014

Notions, Potions and Magic Charms – Notional Estate and Famil…
1/08/2014

Copyright Assignment & Licensing
22/04/2014

Party Essentials: Essential Patents, IP Consortiums and Technology …
22/02/2014

Copyright Essentials
21/11/2013

Don’t Go There Girlfriend! How to Keep an Estate Out of Court
1/10/2013

New Family Provision Regime Including New Family Provision Practice…
1/04/2013

Family Provision and Disabled Beneficiaries
5/03/2013

Powers of Attorney in a SME Context
1/05/2012

Probate / Family Provision Update – 2011 Trends
1/03/2012

Capacity – Testamentary, Powers of Attorney and Financial Man…
15/07/2011

Departure Prohibition Orders – The Other Part IVA
20/05/2011

Wills and Family Provision Claims Update
31/03/2011

Powers of Attorney, Enduring Guardianships, Financial Management Or…
15/03/2011

Australian Consumer Law and Contracts
14/02/2011

Introduction to Succession
16/11/2010

Introduction to Open Source Licensing
8/02/2010

Keeping Secrets – Developing Confidentiality Systems
1/10/2006

Intellectual Property Standardisation and Patent Tools
28/09/2006

If You Go Down to the Woods Today – Criminal Copyright Enforcement
1/01/2005

The Plot Thickens – Formats, Sequels and Spin-offs
1/01/2004

IP Due Diligence
1/02/2002

Personality Rights
1/01/2002

Mark of Cain – Distinctness in Trade Mark Law
1/01/2002

Introduction to Intellectual Property
1/01/2001

Rights Management in Film
1/01/2001

For Those About To Rock – Webcasting Live Music on the Internet
1/01/2001

Telephone

(02) 8915 5116

Fax

(02) 8023 9546

Called to the Bar

2010