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GRAEME HECKENBERG | PRINCIPAL SOLICITOR

 

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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AMBER GEAKE | SOLICITOR

 

Amber joined Heckenberg Lawyers prior to being admitted as a solicitor in 2020. In 2020 she completed her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Sydney. For the past five years, Amber has worked in Succession Law and is well versed in the areas of wills and estate planning, contested estate litigation, and probate and administration.

Amber is experienced in acting for both estates and claimants in proceedings related to family provision claims and contested probate matters involving capacity and validity of wills. She is also skilled at advising on estate planning, drafting wills and testamentary trusts, and has acted in the administration of both complex and straightforward estates. She has a strong understanding of the discretionary jurisdiction of the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of NSW and Wills & Probate law.

Amber is committed to ensuring that all Heckenberg Lawyers clients are well advised, informed, and supported throughout their matters. Litigation can be very stressful and her impressive rapport and strong professional relationships are built on trust and competence in the law.

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SUZI MONAGHAN | OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

 

Suzi brings a wealth of clerical knowledge to the Heckenberg Lawyers team. She has an administrative and customer service background and is the friendly voice answering the phone. Suzi works diligently to liaise with clients.

Suzi studied and worked in London and is delighted to be back home in Sydney and working with such a great team in the CBD.





YOYO KWOK | LAW CLERK

 

Yoyo joined Heckenberg Lawyers in 2021 and is studying a Bachelor of Arts and Laws at UNSW. She is majoring in English and has a keen interest in the law of Wills, Estates and Probate.

Yoyo prides herself in delivering personalised, high-quality service to our clients and brings a strong supportive presence to the team.