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GRAEME HECKENBERG | PRINCIPAL LAWYER

 

Graeme has extensive legal and commercial experience, with particular expertise in the law of wills, probate and administration, inheritance law, deceased estate litigation and settling disputes.

Graeme graduated from UNSW with Honours and is admitted to the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of NSW. In addition to being appointed a Notary Public he is an accredited mediator and was an Arbitrator of the District Court and Local Courts of NSW.

Graeme is a founding member of the City of Sydney Law Society and a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and regularly appears in the Supreme Court of NSW in contested wills and estate cases.

Graeme leads the team at Heckenberg Lawyers. He has over 25 years’ experience in representing estates and advising claimants. He provides unbiased, cost-effective and practical advice and achieves the best possible outcome for his clients.

Graeme is also the Principal Lawyer for the practice Northern Beaches Lawyers, which was specifically opened to service the needs of the residents of the Northern Beaches and the peninsula –Northern Beaches Lawyers

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BLAISE MINTER | SENIOR ASSOCIATE

 

Blaise joined Heckenberg Lawyers prior to being admitted as a solicitor in 2014 and has since practised extensively in the areas of wills and estate planning, contested estate litigation, and probate and administration.

Blaise is experienced in acting for both estates and claimants in proceedings relating to family provision claims and contested probate matters involving capacity and validity of wills.

She also advises on estate planning, drafting wills and testamentary trusts, and acts on the administration of complex estates.

Blaise is committed to obtaining the best possible results for her clients whilst keeping their stress to a minimum at what is often a highly emotional time.

She places importance on establishing professional relationships with her clients built on trust and confidence to ensure they feel supported and have an understanding of the legal process throughout their matter.

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GEORGIA LEWIS | SOLICITOR

 

Georgia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Macquarie University and joined Heckenberg Lawyers in 2017.

Since her admission, Georgia has practised extensively in the areas of wills, probate and estate law. Georgia has a particular interest in contested probate suits and has experience in estate planning, probate and administration and contested estate litigation. Georgia has acted both for Executors defending claims as well as claimants seeking their inheritance.

Georgia has an empathetic approach with her clients and strives to guide them through an often difficult and emotional process.

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MELISSA NGAN | LEGAL SECRETARY

 

Melissa is a Legal Secretary experienced in wills, estate and probate law, and is your first point of contact at Heckenberg Lawyers.

Melissa prides herself on providing a personalised, high-quality service to our clients.

Melissa is committed to exceeding client expectations and has a keen interest in the law.

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