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Jack Conway

Special Counsel

Jack is a proficient and forward-thinking private client lawyer, with a practice encompassing estate planning, trust and estate administration, dispute resolution and litigation, and guardianship of persons with a disability. Jack is an Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates with the Law Institute of Victoria.

Jack’s clients include high-net-worth individuals and families, lay and professional executors and trustees, lawyers and law firms, and beneficiaries of estates including charities. Jack provides technical advice in clear terms and is focused on achieving practical outcomes for his clients.

Jack is a regular presenter to the legal profession and other professional and industry groups and has provided commentary for industry publications in his areas of expertise. Jack is a member of the Tax Institute and the Law Institute of Victoria.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Jack was a Senior Associate in the wills and estates team at Aitken Partners, having previously worked in various boutique firms.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Estate planning; Estate and Trust Litigation; Guardianship and Administration; Succession Law; Superannuation Law and SMSFs; Tax Law; Trust Law

 

AWARDS
  • Doyle’s Guide – Wills, Estates and Succession Law Rising Star 2022-23

 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Laws – Victoria University
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – College of Law
  • Accredited Specialist – Wills and Estates (Law Institute of Victoria)
  • Admitted to practice in Victoria

 

 SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS
  • Acting for numerous families, business owners, and high-net-worth individuals in their estate planning, including preparation of testamentary trust wills for asset protection, investment flexibility, and beneficiary protection.
  • Advising trustees in amending and varying trust deeds, including removing beneficiaries and changing officeholders.
  • Acting for a beneficiary and instructing at trial in the Supreme Court of Victoria concerning the construction of a will and removal of an executor and trustee from office.
  • Representing family members of a person with a disability at VCAT to obtain the removal of an appointed administrator and guardian and the appointment of the family members.
  • Acting for a domestic partner excluded from a Will in bringing testator’s family maintenance proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria, resolved successfully at mediation.
  • Acting for a family member in upholding and obtaining probate of a will alleged to have been fraudulent.
  • Acting for executors of informal wills, and wills executed in foreign countries, in obtaining grants of probate in Victoria.
  • Advising executors and beneficiaries on the proper interpretation of wills and resolving disputed interpretations by deeds of arrangement.
Melbourne

AREAS OF EXPERTISE