Authors

Special Counsel, Jackson McDonald:

Sally has over 12 years’ experience in estate litigation and succession planning.

Estate litigation is a major part of Sally’s practice. She has acted in numerous inheritance claims over the years, and enjoys helping clients to achieve cost effective mediated outcomes wherever possible.

Partner, Jackson McDonald:

Adam Levin has over 20 years’ experience working with high net worth families providing legal and tax advice on their assets, businesses, family and philanthropic activities.

Partner, K&L Gates:

Simon Salter, Partner, K&L Gates

Partner:

Victoria Butler practises in the area of commercial and corporate litigation with an emphasis on insolvency and reconstruction. She also co-leads Jackson McDonald’s team specialising in secured recoveries and enforcement of securities.

Consultant, Culshaw Miller:
Consultant, Culshaw Miller

Elizabeth Heenan is a Consultant at Culshaw Miller lawyers. Elizabeth has had over 40 year experience practising in the areas of Trusts, Wills, Probate, Administration of Estates, Guardianship matters and advising families on Inheritance Act disputes.  Elizabeth is considered amongst Perth Lawyers an authority on complex Probate matters and is the Consulting Editor to Butterworth’s “Wills, Probate and Administration Services in Western Australia.”

She frequently presents at Law Society of Western Australia and Legalwise Seminars on succession planning. Elizabeth is a member of the Attorney General’s Working Group which is currently conducting a review of all succession law legislation in Western Australia and which has advised on the amendments to the Wills Act Amendment act 2006 proclaimed in 2008, the Inheritance (Families and Dependants Provision) Amendment Act proclaimed in 2012 as the Family Provision Act, and the Administration Act Amendment Act 2108 Bill, presently before the Parliament.

Elizabeth has been a member of the Law Council of Australia Elder Law and Succession Committee since 2004 (and is the past Chair) and is a member of and chair of the WA Law Society Elder Law and Succession Committee. She is a member of STEP and is a fellow of the Tax institute of Australia.

Regional Legal Counsel at Brookfield Multiplex Australasia :

Elisabeth Edwards is Regional Legal Counsel at Brookfield Multiplex Australasia who is focused on providing legal support to construction, infrastructure and building projects during the tender opportunity and project delivery phases. 

Barrister:

Clara Wren is a commercial barrister with a focus on resources, construction, infrastructure and insurance disputes. She has acted for resource companies, government clients, contractors and insurers in a wide range of commercial litigation and arbitration matters.

Known as the Corporate Mechanic, adjunct Associate Professor Todd Hutchison is an international bestselling business author, a global consultant and educator, specialising in governance, legal project management and team performance.

Group Director Governance, St John of God Healthcare:

John Pease is the Group Director Governance at St John of God Health Care Inc, Australia’s largest Catholic not‐for‐profit, private health care group which was established in Western Australia in 1895.  John’s legal experience covers both commercial law and dispute resolution, including intellectual property, banking and finance, debt recovery, insolvency, trade practices, higher education, corporate governance and energy, building and construction and infrastructure.  He also has substantial in‐house legal practice management experience.

Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers:

Geoff Bourhill, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers

The Law Society of Western Australia is a leading provider of continuing professional development. The Society’s aim through the provision of CPD is to provide the profession with stimulating perspectives, access to robust thought leadership, targeted legal knowledge, expertise and engagement. The Society’s approach to providing quality CPD is on-going collaboration with the legal profession in Western Australia and beyond. 

Senior Manager, Ersnt & Young:

Aimee Riley is a Senior Associate at EY Law. She specialises in advising high net wealth individuals and large private corporate groups in relation to complex tax matters, asset protection concerns and implementing effective tax and commercial strategies.  

Legal Officer, Legal Profession Complaints Committee:

Anne Duncan has worked in Western Australia in the area of mediation and conciliation for over 20 years, and currently works as a Legal Officer in the Rapid Resolution Team of the WA Legal Profession Complaints Committee.

Partner, Corporate Finance, BDO:

Adam Myers, Partner, Corporate Finance, BDO

Manager of Litigation/Senior Legal Officer:

Patricia Le Miere commenced work with the LPCC as a Legal Officer in 2005. In June 2008 she became a Senior Legal Officer and in January 2011 was appointed Manager of Litigation.

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