Felicity is a Consultant in our Commercial Property and Estates Team 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 sessional academic lecturer at the University.
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.
To arrange an appointment with Felicity contact us.
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