Felicity is Special Counsel in our 'Superannuation, Succession, Retirement' and 'Wills, Estates & Trusts' law groups and has completed a Masters of Applied Law in Wills & Estates Law. She began her legal career in Newcastle gaining experience in Wills and the administration of estates. Felicity drafts estate planning documents such as wills, powers of attorney, enduring guardianship appointments, testamentary trusts, disability trusts, advance care directives, binding death nominations for superannuation. She helps identify and manage business succession issues. She assists clients following the death of a family member including the management of estate disputes.
Felicity has worked predominantly in private practice in Newcastle. However, for 7 years she worked at the University of Newcastle as a clinical law lecturer working in the University’s legal centre supervising students and assisting clients who could not afford legal representation. Her work at the University also involved teaching litigation skills, civil procedure and alternative dispute resolution.
Whilst working as a clinical law teacher, Felicity was appointed chief investigating officer on a research project into Emotional intelligence. Her aim was to encourage law teachers to include emotional intelligence in the law curriculum.
Felicity continues to take an active interest in legal education and is a member of the Newcastle Chapter of the Resolution Institute providing training for mediators, an occasional lecturer at the University and a member of the Newcastle Law Society Committee organising continuing professional development seminars for local lawyers.
Felicity has trained as a mediator and together with her previous experience teaching in alternative dispute resolution has an active interest in assisting parties resolve estate disputes through the mediation process. Recently Felicity has also become a Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner
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