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.


Introducing Ines Kallweit


Recognition

Ines is widely regarded as one of the country’s foremost practitioners in this area of law.  Since 2019, she has been recognised in well-regarded legal directory, Doyles Guide, as a preeminent Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyer in Australia (having previously been ranked as a leading lawyer in the same category in 2017 & 2018).  She has also received the following recognition in Doyles Guide:

  • Preeminent – Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyer – Victoria – a ranking Ines has held for seven consecutive years (2015-2021).
  • Preeminent – Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – Victoria, 2019-2021 (ranked “Leading” in 2017 & 2018).
  • Leading – Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – Australia, 2018.
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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 or Probate and Estate Administration consultation by engaging in our interactive forms 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, or the circumstances of the estate. 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.

Click here to start your estate planning with Ines

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Latest News & Insights

What if the person appointed as an executor of a will is not an appropriate person to act in that role?


Posted By and on 14/12/21 at 10:54 AM

Circumstances may change from the time a person makes their Will and it becomes apparent that the person they appointed to be their executor and trustee is no longer suitable or capable to act in that role. In Victoria, if the named executor refuses or is unable to act, to relinquish their role as the … Read more

Separation, re-partnering and intestacy


Posted By and on 15/06/21 at 2:54 PM

Intestate estate where deceased twice ‘tribally married’ – Re Estate of Bunduck [2021] NTSC 12 (unreported BC202103987) The deceased was an Indigenous man who died intestate. He was survived by his wife and four adult children. He had married his wife in a tribal ceremony. The Northern Territory intestacy provisions require that where the value … Read more

Electronic signing laws – in effect from 26 April 2021


Posted By and on 26/04/21 at 9:39 AM

You may recall we recently posted that the Justice Legislation Amendment (System Enhancements and Other Matters) Bill 2021 had passed through parliament dealing with electronic signing on a permanent basis. A number of provisions set out in the Act and the accompanying regulations come into operation today, 26 April 2021. In particular: Part 11 which … Read more