Ines Kallweit Principal Solicitor

Ines Kallweit leads our Wills & Estates team.  She is an Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates (with the Law Institute of Victoria) and a member of the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners.

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Ines’ practice ranges from estate planning, the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney to complex estate administration and estate litigation.  Her broad knowledge in this area and solutions-focused approach allows her to assist clients with the preparation of comprehensive estate plans and the administration of complex estates.  Her estate litigation work involves both defending estates and representing individuals in resolution of disputes involving Wills, property, estate and guardianship matters.

Ines’ expertise includes:

  • Succession planning and asset structuring
  • Advice in relation to and preparation of Powers of Attorney, Appointment of Medical Treatment Decision Makers and Advanced Care Directives
  • Applications for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Guardianship & administration matters (including VCAT appearances)
  • Will and trust disputes
  • Family provision claims (seeking further provision from deceased estates)
  • Resealing international & interstate Grants of Probate
  • Charitable gifts & cy-prés applications, and
  • Complex estate administration (including as court appointed administrator).

Ines advises clients in all areas of estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation.

Ines also has a keen interest in promoting legal education.  She has a Master of Teaching and is an adjunct lecturer at the College of Law.  She speaks for various professional development providers including the Law Institute of Victoria, Leo Cussen Institute and Television Education Network. Ines is a native German speaker.

Recognition

Ines is widely regarded as one of the country’s leading practitioners in this area of law, and has been recognised as a preeminent Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyer (Victoria) in Doyles Guide for four consecutive years (2015-2018).  She has also received the following recognition in Doyles Guide:

  • Leading – Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – Victoria, 2017 & 2018.
  • Leading – Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – Australia, 2018.
  • Leading – Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers – Australia, 2017 & 2018.

Hours to suit you

We appreciate that your time is valuable, and for this reason, we are happy to offer consultations by telephone, skype, or email, to suit your needs.

You can also start the process of your Wills consultation by engaging in our interactive form online.  Initially you will be asked a series of questions about your situation and asked to nominate matters you wish to specifically address.  The second stage of our interactive form will ask you detailed questions regarding your current circumstances.  If you wish to progress and meet with one of our lawyers, those instructions will then be provided in summary to our lawyers, to ensure that your first meeting with them is meaningful.

You will not be charged for using our online form.